The Music Education specialisation enables students to explore key concepts involved in music learning in a range of educational settings whilst also developing practical music skills. Students develop a range of practical, functional skills such as arranging and conducting, as well as an understanding of issues relating to various facets of music education. In order to become eligible to apply for teacher registration, graduates will need to complete a postgraduate qualification in Education.
Dr Jennifer Rosevear
Head of Music Education
Music Education Teaching Staff
Ms Vicki McGregor - Music Education Ensembles
Ms Ruth Saffir - String Methodology
Ms Anna Handsworth - Brass Methodology
Mr Steve Eads - Woodwind Methodology
Ms Amanda Grigg - Percussion Methodology
Dr Jennifer Rosevear - Head of Music Education
Meet a Current Student
Martin Cheney began a Bachelor of Music Education at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in 2006. Under the tutelage of Dr Jennifer Rosevear, he completed three teaching practicum placements: two at Concordia College, Highgate and one at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, Enfield. Martin has subsequently gained part-time employment at Concordia College while completing his Honours in Music Education.
In 2009, Martin was the joint winner of the Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) SA Chapter Sponsors Prize for 'Most Outstanding Graduate' with Danielle Greig (also an Elder Conservatorium graduate). More recently, he was a recipient of an Elder Conservatorium of Music 2009 Director's Award for 'Outstanding Achievement in the Bachelor of Music Education'.
'You could say I have always wanted to be a teacher. From four years old I would give my 'pupils' (teddy bears) spelling lessons in the backyard, or so I've been told. However, it wasn't until I sensed the passion and enthusiasm of my music teachers at Immanuel College that my subject of interest became clear to me. The Bachelor of Music Education at the Elder Conservatorium of Music provided the perfect training and support for me to achieve my goal.
The conservatorium also catered for my other areas of interest, one of which is ensemble performance. I was lucky enough to perform in the Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra (ECWO) on alto saxophone until 2009. I have also sung in the Elder Conservatorium Chorale since 2006 under the direction of Associate Professor Carl Crossin. I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to Dr Jennifer Rosevear for making the Bachelor of Music Education so relevant to the profession and for allowing me to fulfil my long-term desire to be a music educator.'
Bachelor of Music Education student - Honours
How to Apply
Applying is easy, visit our Future Students page for all the information you need.