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UNESCO International Arts Education Week: ASME Vic Music Education Address

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Date: Tuesday, 24 May, 5.30 – 6.30pm, 2022
Location: Melbourne Graduate School of Education,
Music Studio Q503, Level 5, 234 Queensberry Street, Carlton
Cost: Free

Click on the video below to watch Ros’ address.



ASME Vic was delighted to feature Dr Ros McMillan, AM, as the inaugural presenter of the UNESCO International Arts Education Week: ASME Vic Music Education Address in 2022. Ros shared insights into her rich and impactful career in music education, sprinkled with perspectives on the role of music education in 2022 and beyond.

About Ros . . .  Dr Ros McMillan AM is an Honorary Senior Fellow in Arts Education in the University of Melbourne, an appointment that followed her retirement after 11 years as Head of Music Education. During a career of over 60 years she established the Yamaha Music Courses in Australia, was Director of Music at PLC Melbourne and lectured in the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Music and Institute of Education. 

Ros has presented papers and workshops at 54 national and international conferences and has written seven school music texts and over 40 chapters and articles in publications including the British Journal of Music Education. Her discography consists of 30 CDs and LPs, 26 of those playing keyboards in ensembles with her late husband, Brian Brown OAM. 

In June 2019 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for significant service to music education in Victoria.

About UNESCO International Arts Education Week….The decision of the 36th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 2011, the week of 25-31 May was proclaimed as the International Arts Education Week.

Art, in all its diversity, is an essential component of a comprehensive education for the full development of the individual. Today, the skills, values and behaviours promoted by arts education are more paramount than ever. These competencies – creativity, collaboration, and imaginative problem solving – develop resiliency, nurture appreciation of cultural diversity and freedom of expressions, and cultivate innovation and critical thinking skills.


Tips and Support for Teaching the 2022 VCE Music Study Design

An informal online seminar for early career music teachers involved in planning and delivering the current 2022 Music Study Designs.

Date: Thursday 26th May, 2022.
Time: 5:30 – 7pm
Location: Online (Zoom)
Cost: Free 

ASME Vic invites music teachers to an informal workshop focussing on approaches to teaching the current VCE Music Study Designs. This informal online workshop will offer advice, support and the opportunity for Q & A designed specifically for graduates in their first few years of teaching or those who are new to teaching VCE Music.

Bring your questions, or add them to our Facebook page:

Hosted by Sue Arney and Dr Emily Wilson (ASME Vic, University of Melbourne) with presentations by Dr Ros McMillan and Dr Pip Robinson (ASME Vic, University of Melbourne, former Chief Assessors of Music Performance and Music Style and Composition) and current VCE Music teachers who will be available to answer questions.

The Zoom link will be provided on registration.

ASME Instrumental Teachers’ Forum

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

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.



Australian Catholic University, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne

Two days of outstanding presentations, workshops and discussion groups

with major presenters:

Sue Johnson Everything to do with voices

Karen Kyriakou Inclusive classroom practice – for ALL kids

Simon Frazer & Michael Travers Sounds tell Stories – African Instruments in Creative settings

Katie Wardrobe Playing and creating music through technology

Other sessions include: Choral conducting, Drama ideas, Instrumental Teaching Strategies, Turning STEM into STEAM, Music Activities for the Middle School Classroom, Dance ideas… and MORE!

Cost ASME Members from 1 August  $120 / Non-ASME members from 1 August  $150 / Full-time students (proof required) $50