Western Australian Music Education Associations:

  • ABODA WA – Australian Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association
  • AMEB WA – Australian Music Examinations Board (WA)
  • CASSWA – Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Western Australia (Inc)
  • PTCWA – Professional Teaching Council of Western Australia
  • WA Opera – The West Australian Opera
  • WAM – West Australian Music Industry Association
  • WAMTA – West Australia Music Teachers Association
  • WASO – The Western Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • WAYJO – WA Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • WAYMA – WA Youth Music Association
  • WAOSA – West Australian Orff Schulwerk Association

Associations with Western Australian Chapters and contacts

  • AJEA – Australian Jazz Education Association
  • ANCA – Australian National Choral Association
  • ANCOS – Australian National Council for Orff Schulwerk – see WAOSA above
  • AUSTA – Australian Strings Association
  • CAOA – Choral Association of Australia
  • Dalcroze – Dalcroze Council of Australia
  • KMEIA – Kodaly Music Education Institute of Australia
  • Voice Moves – Voice Moves
  • WABA – Western Australian Band Association

International Music Education Websites

  • ISME – International Society for Music Education
  • IKS – The International Kodaly Society
  • MENC – The National Association for Music Education (USA)
  • NZSME – New Zealand Society for Music Education
  • WWJO – World Wide Jazz Online

Western Australian Curriculum Support:

  • DOE – Department of Education, Western Australia
  • School Curriculum and Standards Authority – SCSA – Responsible for the development and implementation of Curriculum, setting standards of achievement and developing and accrediting courses in WA Schools
  • Australian Curriculum – The Arts documents
  • New K10 Curriculum advice: – The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCASA) is now the place where you can find an outline of the K-10 syllabus for Music. Until further notice from SCASA we are teaching and reporting using this guide. Please use this link above,  then select the “search resources” button. This will take you to a list of all the WA syllabus. You can download a word version of the Music syllabus there.

Specialised Music Education Courses and Programs

Music Advocacy

  • MUSIC AUSTRALIA – Formerly the Music Council of Australia and several other excellent links. This site now includes many music education initiatives and projects such as Music Play for Life (advocacy information), Music Count Us In.

It contains information about

      • school music education,
      • different pedagogies and methodologies,
      • free resources for teachers,
      • advocacy submissions and research papers,
      • advocacy fact sheets for parents, teachers, principals and members of the community
      • News and updates about exciting music education programs and resources around the world

ASME WA Member Websites

The following are pages of current ASME WA members.

Research and Reviews

  • ANITA COLLINS MUSIC – Dr Anita Collins’ studies and research findings into the use of music education to enhance all areas of human development and performance.
  • CIRCME – Callaway International Resource Centre for Music Education (UWA)
  • BAMER – Bibliography of Australian Music Education Research Project
  • National Review (Sears Report) – National Review of School Music Education
  • ANZARME – Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education
  • Music Education in Australia – History of Music Education in Australia

Regulatory Authorities

  • AMCOZ – Australian Music Centre
  • AMEB – Australian Music Examinations Board
  • APRA/AMCOS – Australasian Performing Right Association


Curriculum and Teaching Resources

  • Midnight Music – Katie Wardrobe – Simplifying Technology for Music Teachers – workshops, online courses, presentations.
  • Virtual Education – frequently updated list of links to Web sites of educational and teacher-related departments, agencies, support services, and associations in your state and throughout Australia
  • Sight Singing School – Mark O’leary’s exciting Sight – Singing program designed especially for both children and adults, for teachers and students.
  • Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Listening Adventure – Interactive website developed for children by Carnegie Hall.

Teacher Support