AUSTA TAS ‘StringMania!’ 2019
SA Mini Conference 14/15/March 20 Report by Samantha Raftery
AUSTA SA Mini Conference 14/15thMarch 2020 Over the course of the mid-March weekend, the South Australian branch of AUSTA was fortunate enough to have Robin Wilson lead us through a mini conference, comprised of presentations, discussions and masterclasses. This provided a wonderful opportunity for young string players to develop their skills as performers. Music educators were also treated to a number of valuable presentations that offered excellent professional development opportunities. Overall, it was pleasing to see a large number of attendees and such positive responses from those who attended. The first day’s offerings saw an excellent presentation on…
Conference Session Notes
Notes from the National Conference Sessions are being updated progressively. New today, session notes for the Violin Forums (1.5 & 2.5) and the Set UP For Success Forum (3.4). Go to the Interactive Program to link to the notes.
Gary McPherson Gary E. McPherson studied music education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, before completing a master of music education at Indiana University, a doctorate of philosophy at the University of Sydney and a Licentiate and Fellowship in trumpet performance through Trinity College, London. In 2021, he was the recipient of a prestigious Honorary Doctorate – Artium Doctorem Honoris Causa – from Lund University Sweden (established 1666). Gary is the Ormond Professor of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and has served as National President of the Australian Society for Music Education and President of the International Society for Music Education. His research interests are broad and his approach interdisciplinary….