Saturday September 16, 2023, 8.30am-3pm
Topic: Gather, Groove and Grow – Early Years Music Conference jointly presented by ASME and Kodaly SA. Flyer here.
Register here.
Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh
Guest presenters: Hilary Keegan (Perth), and Carla Trott (Sydney)

Saturday June 17, 2023 – 9am-1pm
Topic: Music in the Middle Years – engaging music-making in Years 7-9 through Performance, Music Technology and Composition with presenters Samara Churchett (ASME/Sacred Heart College), Wes Brice (Nazareth College), and Robyn Habel (St Peters Girls).
Venue: Tabor College, 181 Goodwood Rd, Millswood 
Register here. Cost – $45 ASME/Orff/Kodaly members; $80 non-members.
Flyer here.

Saturday February 25, 2023, 9am-4pm
Combined Arts Conference –  input from the Orff, Kodaly, Drama and Dance subject associations. At Fullarton Community Centre. Register here – $90 for members ($140 non-members). Flyer here.

Saturday February 25, 2023
ASME SACE SPACE Music Education conference – Venue: Seymour Centre for Performing Arts,  Seymour College, 546 Portrush Road, Glen Osmond.
Flyer here. Register here.

Saturday March 4, 2023 – ASME, Musica Viva and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Joint Symposium
Topic: Music education for students with diverse learning and access needs
Flyer here and register here.
Cost: $50 members, $75 non-members, $25 students
Presenters: Dr Robyn Staveley, Justin Johnston, Lucy Standish, Lily Gower


Term 3, 2022
Saturday August 27, 2022, 8.30am-3.30pm
Venue: Brighton Secondary School, 3305 Brighton Road, North Brighton
Topic: Connection and Community – Essential Ingredients for a Vibrant School Choral program and Culture
Guest presenters: Paul Jarman and Annie Kwok

Flyer here
Register here
Cost (including lunch and refreshments):
ASME/Orff/Kodaly members – $80; non-members $120; tertiary students free
Online option available

Term 4, 2022
Monday November 21, 2022
ASME (SA) Young Composers Award Concert

Term 2, 2022
Topic: Come and explore V9.0 of The Arts Curriculum
Saturday July 2, 9am-12.30pm at Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh.

Flyer here.
Guest speakers include: Robyn Carmody, Curriculum Specialist, The Arts ACARA; Liz Eland (Primary), and Amanda Kimber (Secondary) from the Department for Education’s Curriculum Development team

Term 1, 2022
Saturday February 26, 2022 – online only
Topic: SACE Music
SACE Flyer here
Register at:

Saturday March 12, 2022, 8.45-1pm
Topic: Spontaneous: Playful Music-Making – Teacher Symposium presented by ASME/MVIS/ASO – to be held at Thebarton Community Centre
Guest Presenters: Adam Page and Katie Wardrobe
Spontaneous: Playful Music-Making – Flyer here
Bookings here

Further details for all events will be posted here.

Country Conversations
In 2022, Country Conversations will again be offered. This is an online, free, informal, collaborative conversation hosted by ASME Council members, particularly for country music teachers. Metropolitan music teachers are also welcome to join the Conversation and to share best practice, celebrate and find support in our friendly, FREE, virtual hub. All welcome! For any additional queries, please contact council member, Kate Retelsdorf ( To register your interest in attending, click here.


Topic: Making an Impact – the SA Quality Music Education Framework 
Term 3, 2021
Saturday August 21, 9am-12.30pm, 2021 at Thebarton Community Centre, corner of Ashwin Parade & South Road, Torrensville. This free workshop will focus on the SA Quality Music Education Framework, looking at its impact in various settings, and how it can help you. Flyer here. Register at:
This event will also be LIVE on the ASME YouTube channel … you need to register at TryBooking for the link details.

Term 2, 2021
Topic: Building Bands and Bright Futures – Beginning, Growing, Retaining, Innovating
Saturday May 29, 2021, 9am – 12.30pm at Pembroke School, 342 The Parade, Kensington Park. Registration and COVID check-in from 8.30am. Book online here:
ASME SA invites you to join experienced Music Educators and Leaders across ALL education sectors , sharing their experiences/advice to help build your band program. Bring questions, observations and experiences to contribute to discussion and see just how bright the future can be.

Term 1, 2021
Topic: SACE Space Music Education Conference
Saturday February 27, 2021, 8.30am – 12.30pm at Scotch College, Carruth Road, Torrens Park
Flyer here. Register at:
Keynote speaker – Michael Griffin.

Topic: Music – Enhancing Wellbeing – Teacher Symposium
Saturday March 13, 2021 – 8.30am-1pm 
Joint event by ASME (SA), Musica Viva and ASO. Cost – $50. 
Presenter: Ms Lee Musumici, Principal, Challis Community Primary School, Perth, WA, which featured in the ABC’s Don’t Stop the Music documentary.
Venue: Thebarton Community Centre, South Rd & Ashwin Parade, Torrensville SA 5031

2020 – Professional Learning Program

Topic: Music Fun = Learning in the Classroom – For early childhood and primary generalist teachersflyer here

Saturday October 31, 2020 – 8.45am – 12.30pm

Venue: Thebarton Community Centre, corner of South Road & Ashwin Parade.

During Term 3 this year, the SA Education Department’s Music Education Strategy has been supporting the provision of three professional development Packages in Music for early childhood and primary generalist teachers. ASME ran a 6 day PD Package called Music – Can Do! in Term 3, and now in Term 4 is offering this workshop.

  • This workshop will highlight some of the fabulous teaching and learning provided during the ASME Music – Can Do! Package. Hear from some of the teachers who completed the Package as they share their experiences of taking Music into their classrooms and seeing the impact that it is having on their students.  
  • ASME Council members Chris Narroway, Kirralee Baldock and Luke Gray will provide practical ‘hands on’ ideas and activities which can be tailored to suit younger and older classes. These will include musical games and ideas for musical ‘brain breaks’ in the classroom – all of which involve music learning! There will also be an overview of the new Music scope and sequence and a glimpse of the curriculum writing currently in development.

Register here . Registrations extended – now close October 29. Cost is: $20 for ASME members, $50 for non-ASME members, free for student ASME members, $30 for student non-ASME members.

ASME (SA) Music Educator of the Year Award – nominations are now open! 

ASME (SA) is looking to honour and celebrate a Music Educator of the Year at the 2020 Educators SA World Teachers’ Day Awards. This award aims to recognise an outstanding music educator who has made a significant impact and contribution to the profession, focusing on their commitment and provision to quality music education.

Applications are welcome for this prestigious new award either via self-nomination or peer-nomination. If via self-nomination an accompanying referee statement/or contact details from either line manager or colleague are required who would speak in support of your application for the award.

Applicants must address the award criteria:

  • Commitment to the provision of quality music education
  • Resilience and creativity for music education, this may reference to remote learning during COVID
  • Advancing the field of music education through community partnerships

Nomination form is here.


  • The nominee must be a current financial member of the association.
  • The award is open to educators both primary, secondary and in the university sector.

The award includes:

  • A certificate of recognition
  • A 12 month ASME membership
  • $500 for the recipient to use toward professional learning
  • Media opportunity which they report back through ASME Music loop podcast, Facebook and or Newsletter about their professional learning and career profile
  • Inclusion on the ASME Award recipient honour board.

All applications must be emailed to by no later than 5 pm on September 3, 2020. Late entries may not be accepted.


Wednesday July 29, 2020, 4pm-5pm – Online PD opportunity

Topic: Overcoming Performance Anxiety in Music Performance, presentation by Dr Janelle Fletcher, followed by panel discussion.

What happens inside our brains when we experience performance anxiety? How can we support students to manage the symptoms and prepare and perform confidently?

Accompanying presentation resources and Certificates of Attendance issued for registered participants.

Free for ASME members, $10 for non-members.

Register at:

Flyer here.

Topic: Percussion fun with Kaboom Percussion! – Date to be advised

Catherine Betts and Joshua Webster, aka Kaboom Percussion, were a hit at the ASME conference in Perth, 2019, and ASME (SA) is pleased to bring them to Adelaide for this workshop. Their dynamic and resourceful approach and wealth of ideas will be suitable for teachers of all levels. Venue and registration details to come. This workshop was originally scheduled for Saturday 27 June, 2020, however, it will be re-scheduled due to COVID-19 restrictions. We look forward to presenting this workshop via live face-to-face format in the not-too-distant future.

Term 1 & Term 2, 2020:

Saturday 29 February, 2020, 8.30am – 12.30pm, Education Development Center, 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh 

Topic: SACE Space Music – featuring the launch of the new ASME SACE Music Handbook: a practical resource that includes planning advice, task sheets, worksheets, formative tests and trial exams. Multi-session workshops on Music Performance: Solo and Ensemble, Music Studies and Music Exploration. Keynote speaker: Darryl Pope. Flyer here.

Cost: $45 for ASME members, $80 for non-members, Students – FREE

Register at:

Saturday 14 March, 2020, 8.30am – 12.30pmThebarton Community Centre, Cnr South Road & Ashwin Parade, Torrensville

Topic: Music – The keys to Language and Reading – Teacher Symposium – joint event by ASME (SA), Musica Viva and ASO. Cost – $50. Presenter: Dr Anita Collins. Register here.

2019 Professional Learning Program

TERM 4, 2019

Young Composers Award Concert – to be held at 7pm, on Monday 25th November, 2019, at St Mary’s College, corner of Franklin St & West Terrace, Adelaide.

ASME (SA)AGM to be held on:Thursday October 24, 2019, at 5.00pm for 5.30pm start at the Caledonian Hotel, 219 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide. Meals can be purchased following the AGM. Please click for the the Minutes here of last year’s AGM.  RSVP  for the meeting is via the following link:

ASME XXIInd NATIONAL CONFERENCE – Perth, October 2-4, 2019. See conference website:

Further information about ASME Professional Learning for Terms 3 & 4 in 2019 to be advised.

TERM 2, 2019


June 14 (4-8.30pm) & June 15 (8.30am-3pm), Venue: Education Development Centre

Keynotes by Robyn Ewing, John Saunders, Robin Pascoe.

Masterclasses and panel sessions with successful artists, workshops run by Arts educators. Registration information coming soon to ASME (SA) website.

TERM 1, 2019

Saturday 16 March, 8.30am-1pm – Creative Active Music Education

Music Viva in Schools/ASO/ASME collaborative event – book here

Event flyer here

Keynote speakers: Professor Gary McPherson, Associate Professor Katie Dawson. Cost: $50.

Venue: Thebarton Community Centre, Cnr South Road & Ashwin Parade, Torrensville

Saturday 16 February, 8.30am-12.30pm – SACE workshops

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh.

Focusing on the practical nature of managing the new courses for the classroom teacher – flyer here

Register at:

$45 ASME Members, $80 Non-Members

Thursday 24 January – SACE Teach Meet 

Time: 4.30-6.30pm
Where: Caledonian Hotel, 219 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide
Click on this link to book your attendance.

2018 Professional Learning Program


ASME (SA) Networking Event and AGM – being held on October 25, 4.30-6.30pm at The Jade, 142-160 Flinders Street. AGM will be at 5.30pm.  Flyer here. Please RSVP @

Young Composers Award concert – evening of Monday November 26, 2018 – save the date. Details to be advised.


Launch of Indigenous Australian Music Resource, Thursday September 27, 4.30-6pm. 

Venue: Nosh Nook, 111 Unley Road, Unley. Drinks and nibbles to share in order to celebrate the completion of this Resource. Invitation here.

RSVP to: 0412 255 209 by September 22.

After working on the CEASA funded ‘Indigenous Australian Music in Schools: what is best practice?’ project for 18 months, ASME SA is pleased to launch a resource for those teaching Indigenous Australian repertoire or topics in schools. Intended to be used from digital format, the booklet will be accessed on the ASME SA website and updated regularly.

STEM Powered Music – with keynote speaker Dr. Elliott Gann from USA

Date: Saturday September 1, morning or full day. Flyer here.

Venue: Cabra College, 225 Cross Road, Cumberland Park.

For session details, what to bring and registration, visit

ASME Members and Concession: $70/Full day, $35/Half day

Non-Members: $90/Full day, $50/Half day, Students: $50/Full Day


8:30 am: Registration and tea/coffee
9-9:50 Welcome and Keynote from Elliot Gann

10-11:00 Choice of 3 STEM related workshops

11-11:30 Morning Tea
11:30-12:30 Choice of 3 STEM related workshops

12.30-1.30pm Farewell to half day participants/Lunch
1.30-4.30pm Dr. Elliot Gann Advanced Hip Hop workshop for Full Day Participants


SACE Performance Mock Benchmarking 

Date: Thursday May 17, 5pm-6.30pm

Venue: St Mary’s College, 253 Franklin Street, Adelaide

Register by May 14th at:

Free for ASME & AHOMINGS members, $25 for non-members. Flyer here


SACE-ified: Music Renewal Forum – Wednesday March 14, 5pm-7pm, Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh.

Cost: ASME members – free; non-members $25. Further info – flyer here – (*link to register on form is not working – use the following link):

Register now at:

Innovation in the Music Classroom – Saturday February 17, 2018; 8.30am-1pm at Thebarton Community Centre

Keynote Speaker: James Humberstone; Practical Workshop Presenter: Adam Page.

This symposium explores inquiry-based learning in music, innovation in pedagogy, alternative approaches to composition and music extension activities. Suitable for primary and secondary music specialists, and teachers interested in innovative approaches to teaching classroom music. Co-presented by Musica Viva, ASME and ASO. Further info – see Innovation Music Classroom Flyer

2017 Professional Learning Program

Term 4

Indigenous Australian Music in Schools – Sharing Ideas – Thursday November 23, 5-6.30pm

Venue: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, 253 Grenfell St, Adelaide.

Sharing Ideas flyer here

Register by 16th November to present or attend by visiting

Young Composers Award Concert – Monday November 27th – 7pm (venue and time tbc)

Term 3

Indigenous Music Symposium – Thursday August 3rd, 4.30-6.30pm

Venue: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, 253 Grenfell St, Adelaide.

Flyer available to download Indigenous Music In Schools Symposium Flyer 2017
Register now at

How do we best incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in classroom music learning? What resources are available to us in South Australia that facilitate authentic cultural understanding that meets Australian Curriculum requirements? Join us as we hear from noted Indigenous Artists and Educators as we discuss what best practice is when teaching and using Aboriginal and Torres Strait Music in the classroom.

This symposium marks the beginning of a series of professional learning opportunities for music educators on this important topic. Following this symposium, teachers will have the opportunity to partake in innovative, collaborative inquiry project to further explore best practice and present professional learning for others.

The aims of this project are
– To develop a physical resource (PDF document) for teachers to access via the ASME website that will include reference materials, repertoire and information about ATSI music.
– To establish ongoing partnerships with relevant organisations, institutions, businesses and individuals to support the work into the future and
– To present professional learning opportunities to share the learning from the project.

Speakers include:

The Symposium will include a demonstration: teaching young children an Indigenous song.

Band Conducting Workshop, Wednesday June 28th, 4.30-7.30pm (Week 9, Term 2).

ASME (SA) is pleased to be collaborating with the Australian Band and Orchestra Director’s Association [ABODA] to present a practical Conducting workshop during which we are fortunate to have the services of the Burnside Youth Concert Band [BYCB]. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to conduct the BYCB, with preparation and guidance to be provided by ABODA (SA) President, Mr Darryl Pope.

Further details and registration information here.

Register online by June 19  JUNE 21 at:


ASME (SA) – SACE Music Consultation Forum – second free session was held on Tuesday May 2, 2017 – 7.30-9pm at EDC, Hindmarsh.

The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Music Subject Consultation process – closing date for responses was Friday 5th May 2017.

ASME (SA) Position Statement – see link here:  Asmesa Saceconsultationresponse

All documents relating to the SACE Music Subject Consultation process are available via the following link.

Link to flyer – Sace Music Consultation Forum1

Term 1

(a) Teacher forum: So, you want to build a school music program? – presented by Musica Viva In Schools, ASME & Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Keynote presenters: Dr Anita Collins and Dr James Cuskelly.

Saturday February 25, 2017, 8:30am – 1pm at Thebarton Community Centre, Corner South Road & Ashwin Parade, Torrensville. Link to flyer – Feb 25 Teacher Symposium A4

Bookings: $50, visit Places are limited, book early to secure your spot.

(b) SACE Benchmarking: Wednesday March 8, 5-6.30pm, Prince Alfred College, 23 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town. Link to flyer – Sace Benchmarking Final 2.

Register at:

Term 2

Conducting workshop – June 28

Term 2 vacation July 19 & 20 – non-residential Composing Camp (see Young Composers section for details)

Term 4  – Young Composers Awards Concert

In 2016, ASME’s Professional Learning Program included the following events:

Young Composers Awards Concert, Monday 28th November, 7.30pm, Hartley Concert Room, Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide, Kintore Avenue.

Jazz and Folk Music in your classroom – Saturday 5th November, 9am-1pm, at Unley High School. Link to flyer here – ASME Term 4 Flyer 2016  2016

Term 2Saturday 18th June, Brighton Secondary School – Young Composers in the Classroom – workshop for teachers.  Link to flyer – ASME T2 2016 Flyer Young Composers In The Classroom

Term 1: Saturday 19th March – Arts curriculum conference in conjunction with CEASA – Registration form here

Tuesday 22nd March, 4.30-6pm, SACE benchmarking, St Mary’s College, 253 Franklin St, Adelaide.

Detailed info here and Wufoo registration link here

Photos from some Professional Learning events:

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