Australian Society for Music Education SA

Professional development / Last updated 9 months, 3 weeks ago

The Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) was established in 1967. Its establishment followed discussions between nationwide representatives after the successful UNESCO Conference on Music Education held in Sydney in July 1965. The purpose of ASME is to encourage and advance music education at all levels as an integral part of general education and community life, and as a profession within the broad field of music.

The South Australian chapter of ASME seeks to further the aims and objectives of ASME within South Australia in the following ways:

  • In response to the professional needs of local music educators the SA chapter organizes a range of Saturday conferences or workshops. These events are designed to stimulate and support professional learning and facilitate networking with other music educators.
  • The SA Newsletter endeavours to support the sharing of professional practice through its reporting of local and national events. It keeps the chapter up-to-date through discussion of issues of current relevance and provides information about upcoming events. Contributions to the Newsletter are most welcome and should be sent to the editor (see Publications)
  • Publishing music teaching resources written by teachers – see Publications
  • Organising the SA Young Composers Awards
  • Strong and pro-active advocacy for music education with various authorities (including DECD, SACE, AMEB etc.)
  • Collaborating with other music education organisations (including Orff, Kodaly and ANCA)

ASME SA participates in a wide range of activities including:

  • Advocacy
  • Communications
  • Policy Development
  • Professional Development
  • Publications
  • Research
West Lakes, SA 5021
West Lakes Shore
South Australia