Professional Learning

2022

Pre-Service and Graduate Teacher Program

TASME is pleased to offer a professional learning program for pre-service and graduate teachers. The program will include three occasions where participants can meet with experienced music teachers to discuss the ‘ins and outs’ of teaching music and the running of a music department, and the opportunity to visit schools to observe classes and rehearsals, and that with an experienced teacher present to help ‘unpack’ the lesson or rehearsal.

Three meetings will take place with Tasmanian music teachers:

  • Sequential unit planning with Jennie MacDonald (senior secondary teacher), Wendy Ross (high school teacher) and Kerry Bennett (primary school teacher) – 4pm to 6pm, Friday 25 March, at Elizabeth College and via Zoom

  • Managing a music department resources and budget (both large and small) with Andrea Marks (K-10 teacher) and Paul Radford (7-12 teacher) – 4pm to 6pm, Friday 13 May, at Emmanuel Christian School and via Zoom

  • As part of TASME’s professional learning program for pre-service and graduate teachers, we are pleased to offer a meeting with Glenn Schultz, Head of Music at Taroona High School. The session will focus on setting up an ensemble program. Participants can either attend in person at Taroona High School or via Zoom.

    The PL session will take place on Friday 9 September, at Taroona High School.

    To register interest, please complete this form. This PL program will be managed by Wendy Ross. Please contact Wendy for additional information.

    Cost: Free for members, non-members and tertiary students. Attendance includes free membership of ASME for tertiary students.

Composition Workshop with Associate Professor Dr. Maria Grenfell

Coordinator, Composition at the University of Tasmania https://www.mariagrenfell.com.au/

TASME is hosting a composition workshop with wonderful Tasmanian composer, Dr. Maria Grenfell, on Friday 2 September from 2 to 5pm at Elizabeth College, Hobart. The workshop will be for Year 9 to 12 students with an interest in composition and will be particularly useful for senior students preparing composition folios for end of the year assessments. 

Maria will share some ‘tips and tricks’ as a professional composer and will be work with students on pieces they are currently writing.  Students wishing to attend the workshop should register using this online form: bit.ly/TASME-Composition-Workshop.

Participating students will also have the opportunity to attend the performance of Maria’s composition, Tarraleah, that evening. The work will be performed by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. TASME is grateful to the TSO for its support.  

This a free event! For more information, please contact TASME: tasmemeetings@gmail.com

‘Visiting band conductor Dr. Joanne Heaton – Head of Bands at Haileybury College, Melbourne’100079 Tas Gov Support Rgb Vert

TASME is delighted to bring Dr. Joanne Heaton to Tasmania to work with the Burnie Concert Band and the EMUsicians Primary School Band on Monday 26 September, and to run a conducting masterclass with the Clarence City Band, Hobart on Tuesday 27 September

For more information about Joanne’s Burnie visit, please contact David Turner (davidmusic@netspace.net.au), Musical Director of the Burnie Concert Band.

For more information about the Hobart conducting masterclass with Joanne, including online registration forms for interested conductors, players and observers, please go to: bit.ly/TASME-Joanne-Heaton. The masterclass is open to any local aspiring or experienced band conductors. Local band musicians are also welcome to join the rehearsal to observe both Joanne and the other conductors at work. This a free event. 

For more information, please contact TASME: tasmemeetings@gmail.com

Joanne’s visit is made possible with the support of the Tasmanian Government and Arts Tasmania.

‘Musicking’ Digitally with Dr. James Humberstone

100079 Tas Gov Support Rgb Vert

Saturday 25 June, The Grange, Campbell Town

James Humberstone will introduce us to easily accessible software packages, and how to use them creatively in a student-centered way in the music classroom. James will also focus on ‘musicking’, where theory and aural skills are embedded rather than explicitly taught.

Packages include online notation and digital audio workstations, and Flip for IOS.  

Cost: $50 for members, free for (tertiary) students, $130 for non-members, which includes one year’s membership. 

Lunch and morning tea will be provided on the day. 

To register and for more information, please use this form: https://bit.ly/James-Humberstone-TASME. Please register by 5pm, Tuesday 21 June. Alternatively, for more information, please contact TASME: tasmemeetings@gmail.com

This workshop is made possible with the support of the Tasmanian Government and Arts Tasmania.

Digitally Band Conducting Masterclass with Dr. Joanne Heaton100079 Tas Gov Support Rgb Vert

September, Burnie and Launceston

Joanne is Head of Bands at Haileybury College, Victoria, Past President of the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association (National), and Life Member of the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association (Victoria). Joanne will work individually with conductors on score preparation and then coach conductors in front of an ensemble. This workshop is open to both those wishing to participate as conductor and to observers.

Cost: $50 for members, free for (tertiary) students, $130 for non-members, which includes one year’s membership.

The exact date of this workshop is to be determined, with more information coming soon.

This workshop is made possible with the support of the Tasmanian Government and Arts Tasmania.

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