Australian Society For Music Education (NSW Chapter)
The Australian Society for Music Education [ASME] was established in 1967, following discussions between interstate representatives after the successful UNESCO Conference on Music Education held in Sydney during May, 1965. The Society is organised in State Chapters, with a National Executive and National Council in which all States and Territories are represented.
ASME exists to:
- Support the right of every person to a musical education,
- Promote quality music education,
- Assist music educators to develop and extend their professional awareness,
- Maintain and develop the status of the music teaching profession,
- Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas,
- Encourage Australian music and composers, and
- Develop teaching methods relevant to Australian students.
These aims are implemented by means of publications such as the Australian Journal of Music Education and organisation of conferences, seminars, workshops and lectures at both State and National levels.
ASME is the only Australian affiliate of the International Society for Music Education [ISME] and already two ISME Conferences have been held in Australia [Perth, 1974 and Canberra, 1988]. ASME also represents Music Educators on the National Affiliation of Arts Educators.
Members join and pay their fees to ASME Inc., P.O. Box 141, Mawson, A.C.T., 2607, and membership must be renewed annually.
Current Membership fees are:
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