Why Study Music? – Resource

This resource has been developed by the ASME Queensland Chapter. Rachael Dwyer, former Chairperson of the ASME Qld Chapter, reported that many secondary school teachers had been telling them that there was a lot of confusion and anxiety about the recent changes to higher education fees, so the Old Chapter did some research and prepared a fact-check. As this issue extends beyond Queensland, this resource is being shared for teachers and high school students across Australia.

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Advocacy Posters – Resource

These posters outlining the benefits of music education have been developed by Dr Leon de Bruin, former ASME National President.

Poster 1
We benefit from music education in many ways.

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Poster 2
Executive production; sound encoding; well-being, identity, belonging; whole brain, whole body; reading development and coding

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Poster 3
Benefits to overall development; why music education matters

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Principles, Policy and Guidelines for Music Education

ASME published a booklet in 1999 presenting the “Principles, Policy and Guidelines for Music Education” advocated by the Society.

This publication may be obtained through Informit – This booklet provides the music educator with essential information concerning:

  • Principles of Music Education
  • The Contribution of Music Education
  • Learning In and Through Music
  • Research Findings
  • Music in Your School (including curriculum content, curriculum provision, teacher expertise, the requirements for a music program, resources checklist and curriculum checklist)
  • Promoting the School Music Program
  • Music Educators are Professional
  • Useful Website Addresses

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