Creative Active Music Education - Teacher Symposium

Associate Professor Katie Dawson - Presenter
Professor Gary McPherson - Presenter

Arts-based pedagogies - Exploring the use of CBL (creative and body-based learning) and other strategies for effective and active engagement in the music classroom.


Suitable for primary and secondary music specialists and general classroom teachers.


Associate Professor Katie Dawson is a member of the faculties of the University of South Australia and The University of Texas at Austin, where she is director of the Drama for Schools program. She is an internationally-recognised consultant in drama-based pedagogy and creative learning, and has facilitated training, presented workshops and given interactive keynotes at universities, and professional and arts conferences around the world. Her scholarship has appeared in numerous international journals, and she is a multi-awardwinning teacher and author. CBL utilises active and arts-based approaches to engage students in all areas of the curriculum. Explore how this applies to music teaching and learning.


Professor Gary McPherson is Ormond Professor and Head of the University of Melbourne’s Conservatorium of Music. He is internationally renowned for his research into the power of music in people’s lives and in children’s education, and along with Graham Welch, he co-edited Music Learning and Teaching in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence (Volume 2 of An Oxford Handbook of Music Education). Gary has made an extensive contribution to an increased understanding of factors involved in musical learning processes. Gary is a former President of both ISME and ASME.


  • Sat 16 Mar, 2019 8:30am


4hr 30min


General Admission
  • All Tickets$50.00

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