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

  • Setting up an ensemble program with Glenn Schultz (Taroona High School) – Friday 9 September, at Taroona High School and via Zoom.

In addition to the above TASME is willing to organise visits to schools to see experienced teachers in operation.

This PL program will be managed by Wendy Ross. To register interest, please complete this form. Wendy will be in touch to organise visits to schools and to provide additional information about the meetings.

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

‘Musicking’ Digitally with Dr. James Humberstone100079 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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