National Conference

Upcoming Conference

36th World Conference of the International Society for Music Education 2024

28 July

The 36th World Conference of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) will take place at the University of the
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Music Reconnect

Queensland State Conference 2024

14 September @ 12:00 pm

2024 Queensland State Conference Music Reconnect is an opportunity for the Queensland music education community to come together to share
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2025 Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research

9 July 2025

The Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) is pleased to support the 2025 Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research (APSMER)
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XXV National Conference 2025

26 September 2025

The ASME XXV National Conference will be held in late September, 2025 in Brisbane, Queensland. The dates listed here are
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Previous ASME National conferences

XXIII  Hobart 2021 Online
Music: Nourish Life

XXII    Perth 2019
Footprints – Creating Pathways to the Future

XXI     Melbourne 2017
Uniting Voices

XX       Adelaide 2015
Music: Educating for Life

XIX      Canberra 2013
Redefining the Musical Landscape: Inspired Learning and Innovation in Music Education

XVIII   Gold Coast 2011
Making Sound Waves

XVII    Launceston 2009
Musical Understanding

XVI      Perth 2007
Celebrating Musical Communities

XV       Melbourne 2005
A Celebration of Voices

XIV      Darwin 2003
Over the Top

XIII      Adelaide 2001
A Musical Odyssey: A Journey of Discovery in Music Education

XII       Sydney 1999
Open the Umbrella: An Encompassing View of Education

XI        Brisbane 1997
New Sounds for a New Century

X         Hobart 1995
Honing the Craft: Improving the Quality of Music Education

IX        Perth 1993
Music on the Edge – Desert to Surf

VIII      Melbourne 1991
Reaching In – Reaching Out

VII       Alice Springs 1990
Let’s Get to the Heart of the Nation

VI        Adelaide 1986
Australia Makes Music: Action for a Changing Society

V         Sydney 1984
The Future of Music Education in Australia

IV        Melbourne 1981
Growing with Music

III        Canberra 1977
Music Education in the Community

II          Adelaide 1971
New Perspectives in Music Education

I           Brisbane 1969
Music in General Education



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