A research project conducted through ACER with input from John O’Toole, very much advocating the importance of The Arts in education (and part of the National Curriculum).
BAMER – Bibliography of Australian Music Education Research
Established in 1989 as a collaborative project between ASME and Associate Professor Robin Stevens (then Research Editor of The Australian Journal of Music Education), BAMER is a database of music education research studies undertaken at Australian universities or by Australian music education researchers at overseas institutions.
The links below let you view the May 2013 version of BAMER. Once the file or page is open, you may search the page to find a particular word of interest.
If you would like to include your own thesis information on the BAMER database, please go to: http://australian-music-ed.info/BAMER/submission_form.php
March 31st 2013 is the proposals deadline for contributions to the 5th IMC World Forum on Music in Brisbane, Australia (21-24 November 2013).
Make sure your organisation highlights its work in this unique global gathering of opinion leaders, scholars, captains of the music industry, cutting-edge technologists, world-class administrators, and great creative minds and performers.
Be part of forging the future of music. See, hear, and experience the latest developments in this vibrant art form.
This national initiative, which takes place from 16 – 22 May, is a collaboration between
Music: Play for Life and the Australian Music Therapy Association and it’s all about a grassroots celebration of the links between music making and wellbeing.
When you register to participate – it’s FREE – we’ll send you event posters, stickers and brochures and you’ll get access to lots of downloadable resources including event planning and promotional tips.
How you participate is up to you. The best way to be involved is to take something you may already have planned for that week and hitch it to the national wagon of Making Music Being Well 2011. You don’t have to do something on every day during the week – one event is enough. Your event will be outlined on the MMBW website and you and your group members or students will be helping to shine the national spotlight on an important fact: music is good for you!
Here are a few ideas based on previous years:
Register to be part of it at www.makingmusicbeingwell.org.au
Don’t forget – registration for our biggest school music initiative, Music: Count Us In, opens soon too!
View original manuscripts from centuries of famous composers – free and and online.
This free online journal relates to well-being and psychology. There are a few articles which mention music / arts.
Research in Music Education Conference in UK (April 2013)
Summaries and abstracts can be found HERE
Stocktake to stir state of the arts
The Australian, 31 July 2013
Emeritus Professor Turner, the founding director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland, has been commissioned to undertake a comprehensive stocktake of the state of the arts, humanities and social sciences in Australia. Working with a small team from the Australian Academy of Humanities, Professor Turner will look at undergraduate and postgraduate enrolments, as well as attrition rates, gender issues, ERA data, graduate destinations, the make-up of the workforce and what’s happening in schools. Professor Turner expects to report back to government with his findings within 18 months.
Waltzing Matilda free historical resources – LESSON IDEA: explore the content on the Music Australia webpage (old sheet music and old jazz recordings of “Waltzing Matilda”) … listen to and discuss the differences between the old recordings (found at the bottom of the webpage) and the way “Waltzing Matilda” is performed/sung today