Davina McClure obtained a B. Mus. Ed. from the University of Melbourne where she was awarded the Florence Bradford Scholarship. She has since undertaken postgraduate studies in choral conducting at Monash University and a Master of Education from the University of Melbourne. Davina has taught classroom Music from Kindergarten to Year 12. She has held teaching and leadership positions at Notre Dame College, St. Michael’s Collegiate School, Korowa Anglican Girls’ School, Caulfield Grammar School and The Hamilton and Alexandra College. She is currently Deputy Principal at Kilvington Grammar School, Melbourne. Davina has a special interest in children’s choirs and has conducted the Preparatory Choir of The Young Voices of Melbourne. She has presented at both State and National music conferences in Kodaly and Orff and is the co-author of Take Note Music books and resources for the primary music classroom.
Davina will explore how the Australian Curriculum for the Arts acts as a blueprint for curriculum planning in the Primary Years. She will focus on the knowledge, skills and understandings that enable children to be independent, literate and artful in their musical endeavours. The sessions will focus on scope and sequence development, along with practical activities that can be taken back into your own classroom environment. Find inspiration in the learning experiences, with achievable and fulfilling outcomes along the way.