The new Advisory Panel for the Music Education Strategy has met for the first time to discuss the strategy’s implementation and ensure it’s the initiatives and programs are on track.
The panel consists of internal and external music and education leaders who are providing advice and direction towards strengthening and expanding the quality of music education across South Australian early years and primary schools.
The first panel was chaired by Anne Millard, Executive Director, Partnerships, Schools and Preschools. The external experts are:
- Professor Graeme Koehne AO, Director, Elder Conservatorium of Music
- Mr Vince Ciccarello, Managing Director, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
- Dr Anita Collins, Neuromusical educator
- Dr Jenny Rosevear AM, Visiting Research Fellow, Elder Conservatorium of Music, Australian Society for Music Education (SA Chapter) representative.
Initially, the expert panel will meet once per term.
Having an expert panel is one of the key requirements outlined in the Music Education Strategy 2019 to 2029, which sets our 10-year aspiration to ensure all children and young people in South Australia have access to quality music education.
Later this term a new music innovation fund will be launched. The fund will be open to schools and the community to provide music education programs and equipment. It will also encourage and sponsor innovative approaches to music education.