MusicEducation.edu.au is designed to support teachers in teaching music to students at all school levels from early childhood through to high school graduation. It will also assist music education researchers, university music education lecturers, school principals and others. It enables you to find high quality Australian and international music education resources through a rich, searchable database.
The FLAME Awards reward and recognise Australia’s inspiring school music programs.
||Music Council of Australia
The purpose of the Music Council of Australia (MCA) is to bring together all sections of the music community in order to advance a diverse and vibrant musical life throughout Australia. To achieve this, MCA, independently and in partnership, gathers and provides information, conducts research, undertakes advocacy, ensures representation in relevant forums, and initiates and realises projects that advance musical life.
||Australian Society for Music Education (ASME)
The purpose of ASME is to encourage and advance music education at all levels as an integral part of general education and community life, and as a profession within the broad field of music.
||Australian Music Association (AMA)
Australian Music Association is the industry body for the music products sector - wholesalers, manufacturers, retailers and associated services for musical instruments, pro audio, print music, lighting and computer music.
||National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)
Not-for-profit association that unifies, leads and strengthens the global music products industry.
||Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)
The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is the independent authority responsible for the development of a national curriculum, a national assessment program and a national data collection and reporting program that supports 21st century learning for all Australian students.
||NAB Schools First
At its heart, NAB Schools First brings together students, teachers, parents and community members to help young people grow.
||Music in Communities Network
The Music in Communities Network is Australia’s first national network linking community music leaders in towns, cities and villages all over Australia. The Network:
CONNECTS you with other people working and volunteering in community music, through listings, blogs, forums, e-updates and events.
IMPROVES your skills through the sharing of other people’s experiences.
PRESENTS the latest research on music in communities.
BRINGS you events and workshops to help you start and sustain your musical efforts in your community.
REWARDS exemplary community music programs, through the annual Music in Communities Awards.
||Suggested choral repertoire for schools
A simple form for suggesting choral repertoire to other teachers.
||BER School Hall looking for musical tenants
Australian schools that are keen to swap hall rental for music education services or reduced cost tickets should fill in this form.
||Community Music Groups looking for BER school halls
Community music groups who are keen to swap musical services or reduced ticket prices in return for free / reduced school hall rental should fill in this form.
||Music Forum Magazine
||Sir Ken Robinson's UK Music Manifesto speech
Sir Ken Robinson’s Keynote Speech to the Music Manifesto State of Play conference
on the second day of the event - January 17th 2007
||TED: Benjamin Zander on music and passion
Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it - and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.
||TED: Malcolm McLaren: Authentic creativity vs. karaoke culture
How does one find authentic creativity? In his last talk before passing away, Malcolm McLaren tells remarkable stories from his own life, from failing school to managing the Sex Pistols. He argues that we're living in a karaoke culture, with false promises of instant success, and that messiness and failure are the key to true learning.
||Study: Music Training 'Tones the Brain for Auditory Fitness'
Music training is good for the brain. Nina Kraus, a prominent brain researcher at Northwestern University, says that "music training leads to changes throughout the auditory system that prime musicians for listening challenges beyond music processing." The research in her laboratory and that from other labs suggests music training does for brain what exercise does for body fitness. She says "music is a resource that tones the brain for auditory fitness."
||More than Words Can Say
A view of literacy through the Arts
Since its publication in 1998, More than Words can say has proven to be a seminal document in Australian arts education. It articulated a powerfully argued position on the arts and literacy
||Virginia State School's article in "Music in Action" magazine
Imagine your heart swelling with pride, your self-esteem blossoming and tears ready to flow at a second's notice! KATHRYN McLENNAN reflects on an amazing time.
||Does a music education make you smarter? YES!