In response to the 2005 report of the National Review of School Music Education, a National Awards for Excellence in School Music Education Project was funded by the Australian Government under the Australian Government Quality Teacher Programme. The awards were administered by the Australian Society for Music Education. Funding for these awards ceased after the 2011 awards.
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