For 2012, there is no funding available from the Australian Government for the National Awards for Excellence in School Music Education. Consequently, this Awards program will not be offered this year.
In response to the 2005 report of the National Review of School Music Education, a National Awards for Excellence in School Music Education Project is to be funded by the Australian Government under the Australian Government Quality Teacher Programme. The awards are to be administered by the Australian Society for Music Education (ASME).
The Awards aim to:
- Recognise individual teachers and school leaders who have made an outstanding contribution to the provision of music education in Australian schools;
- Provide opportunities for award recipients to further their professional learning related to music education; and
- Raise the status of music education in Australian schools.