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ASME NSW represents the music educators of the state in a number of ways, which includes:

  • Representing the views and needs of school, tertiary and studio music educators in local, national and international discussion, promoting equity of access to quality music education for students across the state, advocating for a quality music education for all
  • Offering various professional learning activities to support the needs of the members, including workshops, forums and lectures where appropriate, across city and regional locations (including support of the National Conference every two years)
  • Working alongside the National Executive to respond to and implement emerging information about new curriculum, teacher training and approaches to teaching music
  • Collaborating with other music associations and organisations (KMEIA, Orff, AMEB, etc.) to promote music in Australia in a range of settings
  • Supporting new and emerging teachers as they enter the profession, offering support to attend in-service and conferences, combined with access to resources and newsletters as a means of sharing new practice

ASME NSW continues to support

  • Quality Music Education in schools, studios and tertiary institutions
  • The ongoing development and application of research to foster Music Education
  • Emerging research and pedagogy related to music education (Neuroscience, Motivation, Technology, etc.)
  • Quality communication, dissemination, discussion and review of policy and curriculum
  • Activities that serve to provide advocacy for music education across all settings
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Chapter Council


Debra Batley

Vice Chair

Dr Thomas Fienberg


Dr Kirsten Macaulay

Council Member

Dr Anne Power

Council Member

Dr Jenny Robinson

Council Member

Jennifer Carter

Council Member

Gerard Plummer

Council Member
Council Member

Dr Stefanovych Roberts

Council Member

Alex Manton

Council Member

Helene Galettis

Council Member

Latest News


5 May 2023

Young Composers Competition (NSW)

ASME NSW Young Composer Project 2023 Calling Young Composers – Represent NSW at the ASME National Conference Young Composer’s Project.


14 March 2020

ASME NSW State Conference: Postponed

Dear ASME Members and friends, The ASME NSW Committee have made the difficult decision to postpone the upcoming state conference

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Composing for Drum Kit – May 2024: Video Recording


Composing for Drum Kit – May 2024: Resource Pack


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