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ASME Victorian Chapter (Incorporated)
PO Box 16 East Melbourne Victoria 8002

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Chapter Council 2022-23

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Chair: Sue Arney – Sue is a Lecturer in Teacher Education at The University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education where she teaches music education in the Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Master of Teaching courses. Having originally trained as a secondary classroom music, instrumental and ensemble teacher, Sue has since worked in a variety of settings from early years to tertiary in both regional and metropolitan Victoria. 

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Deputy Chair: Jen Skate – Jen teaches secondary classroom music and has a keen interest in helping students realise their creative potential as composers. Her side hustle is recording and archiving endangered Ghanaian music in collaboration with Ko Nimo. Videos are posted on YouTube

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Secretary: Heather Morcom – Heather teaches music to early childhood and secondary students at Soundgarage and Hallam Senior Secondary College.

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Treasurer: Michael Travers – Michael is a Primary school teacher with an interest in developing strategies and processes which assist students to compose.

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VJME Editor: Dr. David Forrest – David is a Professor of Music Education in the School of Art at RMIT University. He is a member of the National Executive of ASME and editor of the Australian Journal of Music Education and the Victorian Journal of Music Education. His ongoing research is in education policy, doctoral research, and the music of D. B. Kabalevsky. VJME –

General Members:

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Dr. Leon de Bruin – Leon is an educator, performer, and researcher in music education, creativity, cognition, collaborative learning, creative pedagogies, and improvisation. His work at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne spans pre-service teacher training in music education, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. He has published over 50 articles, chapters, and edited books.

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Thomas Williams – Thomas is currently Head of Music at Richmond High School. His work has involved setting up the Music Department from scratch, with the school only beginning in 2018. He continues to involve himself in chamber music performances and is interested in music production.

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Matt Roche – Matt is a secondary music teacher at University High School who is passionate about teaching students improvisation and composition. He has a keen interest in decolonising the Australian music curriculum and is a jazz guitarist and composer.

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Adam Yee – Adam is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. As an undergraduate, he founded KleZeyn Theatre, which produced four of his Operas at La Mama. He has been active in the field of music education since 1998. He is a past President of the Association of Directors of Music in Independent Schools and is active in VCE Music assessing and curriculum reviews.

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Jake Muir – Jake completed a B.Mus and M.Teach from the University of Melbourne. He is currently completing a M.Ed research degree at MGSE, on student voice, agency, and leadership. Jake is currently Head of Performing Arts at a Government Secondary School in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne.

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Emily Wilson is a senior lecturer and head of music at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. She teaches music education to early childhood, primary and secondary pre-service teachers. Her research focusses on engaging classroom music teaching.

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Jemima Bunn – As Director of Music at government secondary schools, Jemima has been active in music education for over many years in the classroom, instrumental and ensemble teaching, going on to continue her work as a casual academic in music education at Deakin University.  Currently working with Brolga Music Publishing Company, Jemima promotes the work of Australian composers writing for Concert and Brass Bands, String and Full Orchestras, Jazz, and Flexible Ensembles.

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