On to Australia

I am flying down to Australia this evening.  The Australian Music Association have invited me to deliver a keynote address as part of their Music Educators Day at their annual trade fair.

I will be talking about “21st Century Music Education.”  The music education programs in Australia are undergoing a major revision – to Essential Learning Outcomes.  They want me to provide their teachers with an American perspective – how teaching and education in the USA developed as we embraced the National Standards for Music Education; coped with the mandates of No Child Left Behind legislation, etc.

I am very excited to have this opportunity to work with teachers, administrators, government officials, and music industry colleagues.

I will do my best to keep posting to this blog while I am in Australia – perhaps gaining some different perspectives!

I want to thank Ann Blore, the editor of Music in Action magazine for providing me with valuable research materials to prepare my talk.

In a subsequent post, I will thank my industry sponsors who helped to make this trip possible.


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