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Sue is a Lecturer in Teacher Education at The University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education where she teaches music education in the Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Master of Teaching courses. Having originally trained as a secondary classroom music, instrumental and ensemble teacher, Sue has since worked in a variety of settings from early years to tertiary in both regional and metropolitan Victoria.
Matt is a secondary music teacher at University High School who is passionate about teaching students improvisation and composition. He has a keen interest in decolonising the Australian music curriculum and is a jazz guitarist and composer.
Heather teaches music to early childhood and secondary students at Soundgarage and Hallam Senior Secondary College.
Michael is a Primary school teacher with an interest in developing strategies and processes which assist students to compose.
Dr. David Forrest
David is a Professor of Music Education in the School of Art at RMIT University. He is a member of the National Executive of ASME and editor of the Australian Journal of Music Education and the Victorian Journal of Music Education. His ongoing research is in education policy, doctoral research, and the music of D. B. Kabalevsky. VJME.
Dr. Leon de Bruin
Leon is an educator, performer, and researcher in music education, creativity, cognition, collaborative learning, creative pedagogies, and improvisation. His work at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne spans pre-service teacher training in music education, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. He has published over 50 articles, chapters, and edited books.
Emily Wilson is a senior lecturer and head of music at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. She teaches music education to early childhood, primary and secondary pre-service teachers. Her research focusses on engaging classroom music teaching.
As Director of Music at government secondary schools, Jemima has been active in music education for over many years in the classroom, instrumental and ensemble teaching, going on to continue her work as a casual academic in music education at Deakin University. Currently working with Brolga Music Publishing Company, Jemima promotes the work of Australian composers writing for Concert and Brass Bands, String and Full Orchestras, Jazz, and Flexible Ensembles.
19 July 2023
12 May 2021
UNESCO ASME Address 2023: Beginning to Decolonise the Music Classroom Slides
UNESCO ASME Address 2023: Beginning to Decolonise the Music Classroom Video
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