Innovation in the Music Classroom
James Humberstone - Keynote Speaker
Adam Page - Practical Workshop Presenter
Co-presented by Musica Viva, ASME and ASO
This not-to-be-missed symposium explores inquiry-based learning in music, innovation in pedagogy, music mentorships, alternative approaches to composition and music extension activities. Suitable for primary and secondary music specialists, and teachers interested in innovative approaches to teaching classroom music.
James Humberstone’s output is influenced by his research background in experimental music. Born in London, Humberstone migrated to Australia in 1997 after completing a degree in composition at the University of Exeter. By combining postgraduate studies in composition and experimental music with education qualifications, Humberstone developed an approach to combining new and challenging music for children with supporting resources. In 2013 he became a lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and today works in the fields of composition, music education and technology research. For nine years he has been Director of Applications and Education at Sibelius Software.