1 June 2024

ASME Vic – Educating for Life Award

This award is for music educators employed in one or more of early childhood, primary, secondary, or special education in the government or non-government sector, with a minimum of three years’ experience, and who have not previously been the recipient of a National Award for Excellence in School Music Education. 

The ASME Music Educating for Life Award is administered by a state/territory chapter. A recipient of this Award will be publicly presented with the award during the biennial ASME National Conference.

The award focusses on the applicant’s exceptional contribution to the provision of quality music education in the context within which she/he is working, as demonstrated by the following criteria:

  • Effectiveness and innovation in enabling development of new musical understandings that build on and enrich pupils’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in music
  • Teaching approaches that cater for diverse needs and backgrounds
  • Working collaboratively with other teachers and providers of music learning to improve outcomes for pupils

2023 – Claudia Barker

2023 – Peter Sharp

2022 – Michael Travers

2021 – Anne Lierse

2019 – Roland Yeung

2017 – Michael Travers 

2013 – Ros McMillan

ASME recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first musicians, storytellers and educators of this land. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, acknowledging their ongoing connection to land, sky and waterways