Dear Teachers, Students and friends of ANZCA,
ANZCA International Music Conference 2016
The feedback from those who attended the Conference in Canberra has been overwhelmingly positive, with many commenting on the friendly and inclusive approach throughout the event. This included remarks from teachers, students and their parents, as well as from presenters Christopher Norton, Kerin Bailey, Elissa Milne, Therese Milanovic and many others. Special thanks to ACT Representatives Giselle and Kieran Roberts and Publications Manager Andrew Craggs for their tremendous assistance with this event. Please read Chairman Barry Archibald's article below about the highlights of the Conference, and visit www.anzca.com.au/conference to see a gallery of photos.
L–R: Lesley Gentilin, Maureen Milton OAM, Jenny Brown, Doug McGregor, Maureen Grieve, Barry Archibald, Tony Betros, Giselle Roberts, Christopher Norton at the 2016 ANZCA International Music Conference in Canberra.
Music Scholarship at ANU School of Music
The Board Directors and I were delighted to meet with Dr Kenneth Lampl, Professor of Music Composition and Composition Convenor, and Dr Natalie Williams, Lecturer in Composition, at the ANU School of Music, where we discussed details of the new ANZCA Music Scholarship. We expect this matter to be finalised very soon. Our association with the ANU builds on those relationships already established with Monash University and the University of South Australia.
Theory results were posted on the 11th of October, one day earlier than stated in the 2016 Examination Handbook. If you have not already received your results, please be patient as we have found the postal services in both Australia and New Zealand to be very slow (and frustrating) in recent times.
Syllabus Review 2017
Syllabus reviews in preparation for the 2018-20 editions will commence in 2017. We welcome your suggestions for repertoire and any other matter to do with the syllabuses.
Teacher Registration & Subscription 2017
Just a reminder that the Teacher Registration system will be changing in 2017.
*Please keep in mind that you do not need any type of ANZCA teacher registration to be able to enter students for ANZCA examinations. Although we encourage your participation, this is entirely optional.
Here's a summary of the two main categories:
Registered Teachers fall into two sub-categories, and would be recommended by the office as qualified/experienced teachers to parents and students.
• Intended for current teachers with formal music qualifications (e.g. diploma, university degree, TAFE certificate etc.).
• Proof of current teaching status and verified copies of qualifications required.
• Intended for current teachers without formal qualifications.
• Requirements: proof of teaching experience (e.g. student examination results, letter from school principal or employer, etc.) or holding current registration with another recognised music education body.
Subscribers also include two sub-categories.
• Intended for subscribers without formal qualifications or teaching experience.
• Intended for tertiary or high-grade music students (e.g. Grade 7 or 8).
• Discounted rate.
• Proof of eligibility required.
Further details of the new Registration system will be released later in the year.
Tony Betros, General Manager