ASME Victoria

Welcome to the Victorian Chapter of the

Australian Society of Music Education (ASME)

The ASME Victorian Chapter Council invites you to explore our website to find out about how we support and promote music education and research in Victoria. (Instrumental Teachers Action Forum information – see below)

We welcome new members and invite you to share in the ASME Victoria membership experience.

ASME Victoria provides support to all music educators and researchers across sectors:

  • Classroom and instrumental music teachers, conductors and administrators
  • Music specialist teachers, primary school generalists teaching music, performing arts specialists
  • Early Years, F-10, VCE and tertiary music education
  • Graduate teacher support

Click the following link to access the Membership page.

Australian Society for Music Education
Victorian Chapter (Incorporated) 

Registered Number A0013254W
ABN 73 868 477 428


The ASME Instrumental Teachers’ Forum can be live streamed from 5.30 – 7.00pm by following the link below:

Topic:  ASME Instrumental Teachers’ Forum

Time: Apr 4, 2019 5:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney


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Or join by phone:

Dial: +61 2 8015 2088

Meeting ID: 990 455 5058

ASME (Victoria) invites music teachers to attend a forum to discuss implications of the VIT’s Circular to Principals distributed in November 2018. This advisory outlines the different duties between an instrumental music teacher and an instrumental music instructor, and provides guidance on when a registered teacher must be employed.

The Forum will be held on Thursday 4 April, 2019, 5.30-7pm at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education Music Studio Q503, Level 5, 234 Queensberry Street, Carlton (cnr. Leicester & Queensberry Street). A panel of presenters will report on discussions with the VIT and present proposals for responding to these guidelines. The panel will comprise Marino D’Ortenzio, Vice President (Sec) AEU, Carl Williams (Vice Chair SMAG) and Gavin Cornish (President, Association of Directors of Music, Independent Schools).

Following short presentations from each panel member, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and raise issues. Unresolved discussion points will be collated into a document that ASME will present to the VIT on behalf of teachers.

NB streaming options are currently being explored for those unable to attend the forum in person.

Venue access

Enter the front doors at 234 Queensberry Street and enter the lift. Take lift to Level 5 and turn to the right, where you’ll see the Music Studio Q503.

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is accessible by public transport, with trams running down Swanston and Elizabeth Street, and a short walk from Melbourne Central station. Limited street parking is available in surrounding streets, but allow time to explore and to walk to the venue. Ticket machines are located on the footpaths and tickets need to be displayed on the dashboard, or download and use the PayStay app on your phone.

Good coffee is available at StoveTop café at 108 Leicester Street, just near the corner of Queensberry Street.


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