A Bibliography of Historical Research in Music Education in Australia

Compiled by Robin S. Stevens[1]

The following bibliography comprises all known sources of information relating to the foundation and subsequent development of music education in Australia and the life and work of Australian and overseas music educators who have been prominent in Australian music education. The referencing style utilised for these citations – the American Psychological Association (APA) style – is that adopted by the Australian Journal of Music Education and other key music education journals.

Please advise of any corrections or updates to: robinstevens@music-ed.net

Theses & Research Papers[2]

Boadle, B. H. (1977), Music Teaching in Victorian State Primary Schools in Relation to Teacher Training (Unpublished MEd thesis). University of Melbourne.


Breen Clarke, S. (2009). ‘Flamboyance, tweed and a dash of Scotch whisky’: Franklin Sievright Peterson as adjudicator at the South Street Competitions, 1901 (Unpublished MMusSts Professional Research Project Report). University of Melbourne.


Bridges, D. M. (1970). The Role of Universities in the Development of Music Education in Australia, 1885-1970 (Unpublished PhD thesis). University of Sydney.


Burke, H. (2010), The Introduction of Creative Music Education in Victorian State Secondary Schools 1957 to 1988 (Unpublished PhD thesis). Monash University, Clayton, Victoria.


Cameron, A. E. (1956). The Class Teaching of Music in State-Supported Schools in Victoria, 1853-1905 (Unpublished BEd thesis). University of Melbourne.


Cameron, A. E. (1969). The Class Teaching of Music in Secondary Schools Victoria 1905-1955 (Unpublished MEd thesis). University of Melbourne.


Ciantar, M. S. (2011). Arthur Stedman Loam (1892-1976), Australian Composer: His contribution to musical culture and music teaching (Unpublished MMusSts Professional Research Project Report). University of Melbourne.


Chaseling, M. J. (2009). Teaching music in New South Wales primary schools,1920-1956 (Unpublished PhD thesis). Deakin University, Geelong.


Choe, M. (2016), Pedagogy and performance of David Popper (1843-1913): An analysis of influence and legacy of Popper’s compositions in studio teaching (Unpublished DMA thesis). University of Sydney.


Comte, M. (1983). Arts Education in the State School System in Victoria, Australia: 1945 to 1980 (Unpublished PhD dissertation). University of Michigan.


Davis, B. P. (1987). Class Singing in South Australian Elementary Schools in the Nineteenth Century, 1852-1892 (Unpublished MEdSt research project). Flinders University of South Australia.


Davis, B.P. (1987)). The History of the Music Curriculum in the Nineteenth Century South Australian public education system, 1836-1910 (Unpublished MEd thesis). Flinders University of South Australia.


De Quadros, A. (1988). Development in music education with exemplication of Victorian curriculum documents, 1981-1987: Description, discussion and cultural evaluation (Unpublished MEd thesis). LaTrobe University, Melbourne.


Dugdale, J. H. (1969). The Place of Music in the National and Public Schools of New South Wales, 1848-1880 (Unpublished MEd Long Essay). University of Sydney.


Elton, J. (1967). Music in Secondary Education in Girls' Schools in Victoria (Unpublished MMus thesis). University of Melbourne.


Farrant, J. (1992). The History of Music in Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie and Boulder, 1892 to 1908. (Unpublished MA). University of Western Australia.


Ferris, A. J. (1993). The Provision of Classroom Music in State Primary Schools, Victoria: 1970 to 1980 (Unpublished MEdSt minor thesis). Monash University, Clayton, Victoria.


Ferris, A. J. (2002). Classroom Music in Victorian State Primary Schools 1934 to 1981: Curriculum Support (Unpublished PhD thesis). Monash University, Melbourne.


Harris, M. C. (1985). The Role of Women in Music Education in Victoria from 1875 to 1910 (Unpublished MEdSt thesis). Monash University, Melbourne.


James, S. C. (1999). Joseph O’Malley S.J. A Nineteenth Century Australian Music Educator (Unpublished MEd Research Paper). Deakin University, Geelong.


Jenkins, L. E. (2007). Australian women music teachers, performers and composers from 1900 to 1950 (Unpublished PhD thesis). Monash University, Melbourne.


Kidney, J. (1976). Music Education in South Australia 1871-1897 (Unpublished Student Paper). Murray Park College of Advanced Education, South Australia.


Lauer, H. R. (1996). The Role of the First Four Elder Professors in the Development of Musical Studies in the University of Adelaide, 1885-1964 (Unpublished MEdSt dissertation). University of Adelaide.


Lierse, S. M. (2005). The Development of Instrumental Music Programs in Victorian Government Secondary Schools 1965 to 2000 (Unpublished PhD thesis). RMIT University, Melbourne.


Maclellan, B. M. (1990). Walter Bonwick and the Establishment of Music Teaching in the National Schools of Victoria, 1855-1856 (Unpublished MEd thesis). University of Melbourne.


Maclellan, B. M. (1995). Walter Bonwick and the Place of Music in the Curriculum of the National, Common and State Schools, 1854-1883 (Unpublished PhD thesis). University of Melbourne.


Murphy, B. J. (1995). Some Aspects of Music Education in Victoria, 1850-1988 (Unpublished PhD thesis). Monash University, Clayton, Victoria.


Nash, S. (2011). Heather Gell: A Dalcroze influence in Australian music education 1924-1979 (Unpublished PhD thesis). University of Sydney.


O' Young, J. (1986). Music Education in South Australian Primary Schools 1950 – 1985 (Unpublished Student Paper). South Australian College of Advanced Education, Adelaide, South Australia.


Pietsch, H. M. (2010). The choral program of the South Australian public primary schools' Festival of Music: A study of its effectiveness (Unpublished PhD thesis). University of Adelaide, South Australia.


Pope, J. L. (1994). ABC School Broadcasts in Western Australia, 1938-1946: An Investigation into Radio Programmes for Early Childhood featuring Music and Movement (Unpublished MEd project thesis). Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia.


Pope. J. L. (2008). Dalcroze Eurhythmics in Australasia: The first generation, from 1918 (Unpublished PhD thesis). Monash University, Clayton, Victoria.


Read, J. C. (1992), A Holistic Approach to Music Education in the Primary School: An Historical and Theoretical Perspective (Unpublished MEd research paper). Deakin University, Geelong.


Rushton, J. M. (1965), The contribution of radio and television to the teaching of Music in the New South Wales state primary schools (Unpublished MEd thesis). University of Sydney.


Russell, I. (n. d.), The History of the Music Branch, Education Department of South Australia (Unpublished Student Paper). South Australian College of Advanced Education, Adelaide, South Australia.


Sardi, J. (2007). An investigation of musical life and music societies in Perth (Western Australia), 1900-1950 (Unpublished B.A.(Hons) thesis). Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia.


Somssich, B. J. Z. (1975). Music Education in Tasmanian State Primary Schools, 1905-1975: An Enquiry into Trends, Developments and Attitudes (Unpublished BA(Hons) thesis). University of Tasmania.


Southcott, J. E. (1997). Music in State-Supported Schooling in South Australia to 1920 (Unpublished PhD thesis). Deakin University, Geelong.


Stevens, R. S. (1971). Samuel McBurney and the Introduction of the Tonic Sol-fa Method of Teaching Singing to Victorian State Schools (Unpublished BEd Research Essay). University of Melbourne.


Stevens, R. S. (1978). Music in State-Supported Education in New South Wales and Victoria, 1848-1920 (Unpublished PhD thesis). University of Melbourne.


Stowasser, H. M. (1983), The Development of the Music Curriculum in Queensland Secondary Schools (Unpublished PhD thesis). University of Queensland.


Turner, K. (1981). The Relation Between the public Music Society of South Australia and Musical Education (Unpublished Student Paper). Hartley College of Advanced Education, Adelaide, South Australia.


Webster, G. (1993). Orff Schulwerk - An Historical Perspective for Australian Society (Unpublished MA (Music Education) dissertation). St Thomas University, St Paul, Minnesota.


Wilmott, N. (1986). A History of the Music Department, University of Queensland, 1912-1970 (Unpublished MA(Qualifying) thesis). University of Queensland.


Published Materials: Books, Book Chapters, Journal Articles & Published Conference Papers[3]

Bridges, D. M. (1972). Some Historical Background to Australian Music Education (1): Foundations. Australian Journal of Music Education, 10 (April), 21-24.


Bridges, D. M. (1972). Some Historical Background to Australian Music Education (2): Origins of the Music Examination System. Australian Journal of Music Education, 11 (October), 13-16.


Bridges, D. M. (1973). Some Historical Background to Australian Music Education (3): Music in the University of Melbourne (1901-1925). Australian Journal of Music Education, 12 (April), 17-19.


Bridges, D. M. (1973). Some Historical Background to Australian Music Education (4:) The Development and Influence of Music Education. Australian Journal of Music Education, 13 (October), 21-23.


Bridges, D. M. (1974). Some Historical Background to Australian Music Education (5) The Rise of the Australian Music Examinations Board. Australian Journal of Music Education, 14 (April), 9-11.


Bridges, D. M. (1974). Music in Australian Education: Origins and Background. Australian Journal of Music Education, 15 (July), 11-13.


Bridges, D. M. (1975). Music in the University of Adelaide: A Retrospective View. Miscellanea Musicologica: Adelaide Studies in Musicology, 8, 1-10.


Bridges, D. M. (1978). Towards a Rationale for Music Education: An overview. In Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education, 1978 (pp. 4-9). AARME.


Bridges, D. M. (2005). Teaching and Learning Music: The Thoughts of E. Harold Davies (1867-1947). In Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education (pp. 37-45). AARME.


Bridges, D. M. (2006). More than a Musician: A life of E. Harold Davies. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.


Burke, H. (2005). The Relevance of Creativity: John Paynter and Victorian Music Education in the Twenty First Century. In Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education (pp. 46-52). AARME.


Burke, H. (2005). Conflicts and misconceptions in the development of creative music education in Victorian state secondary schools. In David Forrest Ed.), Australian Society for Music Education Inc. XV National Conference Proceedings (pp. 35-40). Parkville Victoria: Australia Australian Society for Music Education.


Burke, H. (2006). The new soundscape: the introduction of integrated arts in Victorian state secondary schools. In Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education (pp.1-7). AARME.


Burke, H. (2007). A systems view of creativity and its implication for classroom music education. In Peter de Vries and Jane Southcott (Eds), Proceedings of the XXIXth Annual Conference Music Education Research: Values and Initiatives (pp.1-7) Melbourne: AARME.


Burke, H. (2007). The misapplications of Gardner's Music Intelligence in Victorian state schools. In A. Stanberg, J. McIntosh and R. Faulkner (Eds), Celebrating Musical Communities. Proceedings of the 40th Anniversary National Conference (pp.73-76). Nedlands Western Australia: Australian Society for Music Education.


Burke, H. (2010). The 1960s Victorian secondary curriculum reforms and the introduction of the teacher-developed music curriculum. E-Journal of Studies in Music Education, 1-15.


Burke, H. (2014). Marching backwards into the future: The introduction of the English creative music movement in state secondary schools in Victoria, Australia. British Journal of Music Education, 31(1), 41-54.


Burke, H. (2014). Influential Pioneers of Creative Music Education in Victoria, Australia. Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014(2), 23-35.


Burke, H. (2014). Noela Hogg, music educator: reminiscences of a past student. Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014(2), 36-45.


Callighan, J. (1998/9). The Italian Vocal Tradition for the New Millenium: Isaac Natham's Singing Pedagogy and Current Voice Science'. In J. Williamson (Ed.), Proceedings of the XXth Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education. Perth, Western Australia: AARME.


Chaseling, M. J. (2003). The great public school choir of ten thousand. In K. Hartwig (Ed.), Proceedings of Artistic Practice as Research: XXVth National Conference AARME (pp. 25-43). Melbourne, Victoria: AARME.


Chaseling, M. J. (2004). Why Celebrate in 2004? The Centennial of the New South Wales Primary Syllabus. In Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education, 2004 (pp. 58-74) AARME.


Chaseling, M. J. (2004). Snapshots from the Inspectorate: Music in New South Wales State Primary Schools: 1908, 1914, 1918. In M. J. Chaseling (Ed.), Proceedings of the XXVIth National Conference of AARME (pp. 75-94). Melbourne, Victoria: AARME.


Chaseling, M. J. (2004). Snapshots from the Inspectorate: Music in New South Wales State Primary Schools: 1908, 1914, 1918. In M. J. Chaseling (Ed.), Proceedings of the XXVIth National Conference AARME (pp. 75-94). AARME.


Chaseling, M. J. (2006). Teaching with technology: the wonders of wireless. In P. de Vries & J. Southcott (Eds), Proceedings of Music education, standards and practices: XXVIIIth Annual Conference Australian Association for Research in Music Education (pp. 8-18). Mebourne, Victoria: AARME.


Chaseling, M. J. (2007). Theodore Stephen Tearne: New South Wales Second Superintendent of Music. In P. De Vries & J. Southcott (Eds), Proceedings of Music Education Research: Values and Initiatives (pp. 9-19). Melbourne, Victoria: AARME.


Chaseling, M. J. (2008). Through the eyes of Victor McMahon: The school flute band movement in NSW public schools. In J. Southcott (Ed.), Proceedings of the XXXth Annual Conference: Innovation and tradition: Music Education Research (pp. 45-59). Melbourne, Victoria: AARME.


Chaseling, M. J. (2010)). Lost and found: 10,000 voices: an inspiring 1901 choral spectacular. Music in Action, 8(3), 8-13.


Chaseling, M. J. & Boyd, W. E. (2014). The decline and revival of music education in New South Wales schools, 1920-1956. Australian Journal of Music Education.


Chaseling, M. J. & Smith, R. J. (2014). Austral voices: recommended music resources in the school syllabus and The School Magazine, 1916 to 1956. Australian Folklore.


Colgrave, D. (1990). A Historical Role for Music Education: the role of school and church in maintaining the musical life of Darwin, 1873-1980. In Proceedings of the Australian Society for Music Education VII National Conference (pp. 30-33). Alice Springs, Northern Territory: ASME.


Crawford, R. (2009). An Australian Perspective: Technology in Secondary School Music. Historical Research in Music Education, 30(2), 147-167.


Crews. R. & Spithill, J. (2012). One hundred years: Music Teachers' Association of NSW 1912 to 2012. Wollongong, NSW: Music Teachers' Association of NSW.


Eckermann, A. H. D. & Eckermann, G. R. (1991). A Century of Children and Music 1891-1991: A History of the South Australian Public (Primary) Schools Music Society. Adelaide: South Australian Public (Primary) Schools Music Society.


Erlich, R. (1990). The School Recorder: Stepping-stone or millstone? In Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education , 1990 (pp. 64-74). AARME.


Farrant, J. (1990)). Music Education in Kalgoorlie/Boulder, 1893-1910: A reflection of a late Victorian bourgeois society. In Proceedings of the Australian Society for Music Education VII National Conference, 1990 (pp. 33-36). ASME.


Ferris, J. A. (1993). Music on the Edge: A Historical Study of the Vunerability of Music in the Primary School Curriculum. In Proceedings of the IXth Australian Society for Music Education National Conference, 1993 (pp. 91-96). ASME.


Ferris, J. A. (1993). A Profile of Liz Grant: A Primary School Teacher. Victorian Journal of Music Education, 1993(2), 9.


Ferris, J. A. (1994). Miss Doris Irwin: A Tribute. Victorian Journal of Music Education, 1994(3), p.15.


Ferris, J. A. (1995). ‘The Concert Halls Were Crowded’: A Study of Melbourne's Wartime Interest in Fine Music and Some Implications for School Music. In Proceedings of the Xth Australian Society for Music Education National Conference, 1993 (pp.93-). ASME.


Ferris, J. A. (2000). Emblems Sweet of Our Dear Austral Land: The role of the school paper song collection in the education of Victorian state primary school children, 1943-1968. In Proceedings of the XXIInd Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education, 2000 (pp. 54-59). AARME.


Ferris, J. A. (2002). Song and Cultural Hierarchy: An investigation of the song material available to Victorian primary school classrooms to support the 1934 curriculum. In Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education , 2002 (pp. 50-58). AARME


Ferris, J.A. (2003), Away we go, after I count three. One…two…three…': Early attempts to find an appropriate pedagogy for the teaching of singing using the wireless as new technology, 1940 to 1960. In Proceedings of the Xth Australian Society for Music Education National Conference, 1993 (pp. 55-). Darwin, Northern Territory: ASME.


Ferris, J. A. (2003). Curriculum and Cultural Hegemony: An historical study of the role of the Australian Broadcasting Commission's school concerts in the promotion of high art music to support classroom music curriculum in Victorian primary schools, 1934 to 1980. In Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education, 2003 (pp. 78-86). AARME.


Fox, M. (1988). Music Education in South Australia 1836-1984. In A. D. McCredie (Ed.) From Colonel Light into the Footlights; The Performing Arts in South Australia from 1836 to the Present. Norwood, South Australia: Pagel Books.


Groulx, T. J. (2013). Three Nations, One Common Root: A Historical Comparison of Elementary Music Education in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia. Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 34(2), 137-153.


Jarrott, J. K. (1982). William Jarrott: a pioneer in music education. Quest, 34 (November), 41-44.


Jenkins, L. E. (2002). Ruby Davy - an atypical music teacher. In Research matters: Linking outcomes with practice. In J. Rosevear, J. & J. Callaghan, J. (Eds.), Australian Association for Research in Music Education: Proceedings of the XXIVth Annual Conference (pp. 78-85). Melbourne, Victoria: AARME.


Jenkins, L. E. (2006). The odd bod, the icon and the modest woman: The differences and similarities amongst three Australian women music teachers, performers and composers. In P. de Vries & J. Southcott (Eds.), Proceedings of the XXVIIIth Annual Conference Music Education: Standards and Practices Pp. 57-65). Melbourne Victoria: AARME.


Jenkins, L. E. (2011). Ruth Flockart and Dr Wood: A crucial relationship in the development of Melbourne Methodist Ladies' College music program, Australian Journal of Music Education, 2011(1), 3-10.


Jenkins, L. E. (2014). The Significance of Familial Home Support for Australian Female Musicians and Music Educators from 1890 to 1950: Three Case Studies, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, XXXVI(1), 34-64.


Jones, A. W. (1991). Great Australian Educators: Alexander Clark, Unicorn, 17(3), 185-186.


Joseph, D. & Southcott, J. E. (2007). Retaining a frisson of the 'other': imperialism, assimilation, integration and multiculturalism in Australian schools, Music Education Research, 9(1), 35- 48.


Joseph, D. & Southcott, J. E. (2012). Retaining a frisson of the 'other': Imperialism, assimilation, integration and multiculturalism in Australia. In K. Swanwick (Ed.), Music education: Major themes in education (pp. 250-264). Abingdon Oxford: Routledge.


Le Moignan, M. (2011). Thanks - for the music - and the memories. Sydney, NSW: Sydney Conservatorium of Music Foundation.


Levey, M. T. (2010). Mary MacKillop: More than one hundred years of music teaching. Burwood, NSW: Trustees of the Sisters of St Joseph.


Lierse, S. (2006). Instrumental music programs in Victorian government secondary schools, Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2004/2006, 62-69.


Lierse, S. (2016). Fifty years of instrumental music programs in Australian government secondary schools: What do these state and territorial ‘islands’ have in common in order to have them more connected? In Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education Conference , 2016.


Nash, S. J. (2004). Heather Gell: A Dalcroze Influence in NSW Music Education from 1939 to 1981. In Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education , 2004 (pp. 242-257). AARME.


Nash, S. J. (2005). Spinning a Vision: Heather Gell’s Life and Work in the War Years 1939–1945. In Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education, 2005 (pp. 106-116). AARME.


Pope, J. (2005). High hopes and hindsight: promoting Dalcroze Eurhythmics in Australia, 1923-24. In D. Forrest (Ed.), A Celebration of Voices: Proceedings of the XV National ASME Conference (pp. 197-203). Parkville, Victoria: Australian Society for Music Education, 2005: 197-203.


Pope, J L (2005). Wretched victims in singlets: A Jaques-Dalcroze music examination. In P. de Vries (Ed.), Proceedings of the XXVIIth Annual AARME Conference (pp.117-125). Melbourne Victoria: AARME.


Pope, J. (2006). Dalcroze Eurhythmics in Melbourne: 1919-1929. Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education, 2006 (pp. 85-94). Melbourne Victoria: AARME.


Pope, J. L. (2006). Mary Whidborne. First teacher of Dalcroze eurhythmics in New South Wales? Brolga: an Australian journal about dance, 24(June 2006), 7-18.


Pope, J. & Nash, S. (2009), Establishing Dalcroze teacher education in Australia: A task for Sisyphus? In M. Comte (Ed.), Musical Dimensions: A Festschrift for Doreen Bridges (pp. 37-56). Melbourne: ASME.


Southcott, J. E. (1990. An Early Paradigm of Participant Learning in Music Education: The Percussion Band', in Proceedings of the Association Music Education Lecturers 12th Annual Conference, Association Music Education Lecturers (pp.17-31). AMEL.


Southcott, J. E. (1990. An Early Model of Participant Learning in Music: The percussion band. In Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education , 1990 (pp. 17-31). AARME.


Southcott, J. E. (1991). Coloured Birds and Balls. In Proceedings of the Association of Music Education Lecturers 13th Annual Conference (pp.171-206). Hobart, Tasmania: AMEL.


Southcott, J. E. (1991). Music as a Vehicle of Reform in 19th Century Educational Movements. In Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education , 1993 (pp. 89-98). AARME.


Southcott, J. E. (1992). Marital Strains. In V.C. Weidenbach, J. (Ed.), Proceedings of the XIVth Conference, Association of Music Education Lecturers (pp. 269-286) . Sydney, NSW: AMEL.


Southcott, J. E. (1992). The Percussion Band - Mere Noise or Music?, British Journal of Music Education, 9(2), 111-122.


Southcott, J. E. (1993). Music as a Vehicle of Reform in 19th Century Educational Movements. In Proceedings of the Association of Music Education Lecturers 15th Annual Conference (pp.89-98). AMEL.


Southcott, J. E. (1993). The Classroom Percussion Band-Osaurus. In Proceedings of the Australian Society for Music Education IX National Conference (pp.202-210). Melbourne: ASME.


Southcott, J. E. (1993). Tonic Sol-fa, Temperance, Sunday Schools and Empire. In Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society and Canadian History of Education Society Association Canadienne D'Histoire de L'Education Combined Conference.


Southcott, J. E. (1994). Alexander Clarke: South Australian Music Educator and Advocate. In Proceedings of the Association Music Education Lecturers 16th Annual Conference (pp.110-123). AMEL.


Southcott, J. E. (1994). An American and Australian Coincidence - Tonic Sol-fa, Froebel and the Colors of the Rainbow, Bulletin of Historical Research in Music Education, 15(2), 79-100.


Southcott, J. E. (1995). How to Implement Curriculum Change in Classroom Music: A Nineteenth Century Precedent. In Proceedings of the Australian Society for Music Education Xth Annual Conference (pp.250-256). ASME.


Southcott, J. E. (1995). The Establishment of the music curriculum in South Australia: The role of Alexander Clark, Research Studies in Music Education, 5(1), 1-10.


Southcott, J. E. (1996). Curriculum Stasis: Gratton in South Australia. In V. Weidenbach (Ed.), Proceedings of the XVIII Annual Conference, Australian Association for Research in Music Education (pp.51-59). Sydney, NSW: AARME.


Southcott, J. E. (1997). Alexander Clark. In W. Bebbington (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to Australian Music (pp. 127-128). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.


Southcott, J. E. (1997). Frank Gratton. In W. Bebbington (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to Australian Music (pp. 249-250). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.


Southcott, J. E. (1997). Heather Gell. In W. Bebbington (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to Australian Music (p. 236). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.


Southcott, J. E. (1997). John Bishop. In W. Bebbington (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to Australian Music (p. 59). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.


Southcott, J. E. (1997). June Epstein. In W. Bebbington (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to Australian Music (pp. 203-204). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.


Southcott, J. E. (1998). Evaluating Music Education: The role and processes of historical inquiry. In E. Gifford (Ed.), Directions for the 21st Century: Research in Music Assessment and Evaluation: Proceedings of the XIX Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education (pp. 33-42). Sydney: AARME.


Southcott, J. E. (2000). Songs for Young Australians. In Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education , 2000 (pp. 164-171). AARME.


Southcott, J. E. (2000). Curriculum Stasis: Gratton in South Australia, Research Studies in Music Education, 14, 50- 60.


Southcott, J. E. (2002). A tale of two brothers: E. Harold and H. Walford Davies. In J. Rosevear & J. Callaghan (Eds), Research Matters: Linking Outcomes with Practice: Proceedings of the XXIV Annual Conference of the Association for Research in Music Education (pp. 179-186). AARME.


Southcott, J. E. (2002). ‘Now the Labourer's Task is O'er’: Alexander Clark and the foundation of school music in South Australia, Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia, 30, 24-38.


Southcott, J. E. (2002). Songs for young Australians. Iin J. E. Southcott & R, Smith (Eds), A Community of Researchers: Australian Association for Research in Music Education: Proceedings of the XXIInd Annual Conference (pp. 164-171). AARME.


Southcott, J. E. (2003). The origins of colonial class music education in South Australia: A Sunday school was established. In L.C.R. Yip, C.C. Leung & W.T. Lau (Eds), Proceedings of the 4th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, Vol. 1, (pp. 338 -342). Hong Kong: HKIE.


Southcott, J. E. (2003). 'A Knight of Song': F.L. Gratton. In N. Jeanneret (Ed.), Australian Association for Research in Music Education: Proceedings of the XXIII Annual Conference (pp. 151-158). Melbourne: AARME.


Southcott, J. E. (2004). Essential learning in music education: Teaching music in schools in South Australia during the 1950s. In M. Chaseling (Ed.), Proceedings of the XXVIth Annual AARME Conference , Melbourne, 2004 (pp. 292-300). Melbourne: AARME.


Southcott, J. E. (2005). The singing by-ways: origins of class music education in South Australia, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 25(2), 116 - 127.


Southcott, J. E. (2005). ‘Removing the ‘Australian twang and slang’: Vocal health, singing tone and enunciation in school music in South Australia in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In P. de Vries (Ed.), AARME Proceedings of the XXVIIth Annual Conference (pp. 134-141). Melbourne: AARME.


Southcott, J. E. (2005). Six ways at once: Effective curriculum change in primary music education. An historical model. In D. Forrest (Ed.), Australian Society for Music Education Inc. XV National Conference Proceedings (pp. 235-240). Parkville, Victoria: ASME.


Southcott, J. E. (2005). Drums, fifes and drill: patriotism and militaristic practices in 19th century Australian school music. In S. J. Morrison (Ed.), Proceedings of the 5th Asia Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research (pp. 1-10). Seattle: University of Washington School of Music.


Southcott, J. E. (2005). Nationalism and School Music in Australia. In S. J. Morrison (Ed.), Proceedings of the 5th Asia Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research. Seattle: University of Washington School of Music.


Southcott, J. E. (2006). Changing the voices of teachers and children: Singing and elocution in South Australia in the nineteenth and early-twentieth century, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, XXVIII(1), 53-70.


Southcott, J. E. (2006). Review of 'More than a musician: a life of E. Harold Davies', by Doreen Bridges, Musicology Australia, 28, 172-176.


Southcott, J. E. (2006). Bright and breezy: Past and present practices in pre-school music education. In J. Southcott & P. de Vries (Eds.), Proceedings of the XXVIIIth Annual Conference Music Education: Standards and Practices, Australian Association for Research in Music Education, Melbourne (pp. 104-110). Melbourne: AARME.


Southcott, J. E. (2009). The Melbourne UNESCO seminar, 1956: A watershed in Australian music education. In M. Comte (Ed.), Musical Dimensions: A Festschrift for Doreen Bridges (pp. 80-98). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty Ltd.


Southcott, J. E. (2012). Nationalism and school music in Australia. In D. Hebert & A. Kertz-Welzel (Eds.), Patriotism and Nationalism in Music Education (pp.43-57). Surrey, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing Limited.


Southcott, J. E. (2014). One hundred years of ‘Anglo-Saxondom’ in the south: The Children’s Demonstration Pageant of Empire, South Australia 1936, Australian Journal of Music Education: Special Edition ‘Landmarks’, 2013(2),


Southcott, J. E. (2014), One hundred years of 'Anglo-Saxondom' in the south: The Children's Demonstration Pageant of Empire, South Australia, 1936, Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014(2), 159-183.


Southcott, J. E. (2016). Early days of recorder reaching in South Australian schools, Australian Journal of Music Education, 50(1), 16-26


Southcott, J. E. (2017). Examining Australia: The activities of four examiners of the Associated Board for the Royal Schools of Music in 1923, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 39(1), 51-77.


Southcott, J.E. & Lee, A.H-C. (2003). Imperialism in school music: common experiences in two different cultures. International Journal of Music Education, 40, 28-39.


Southcott, J. E. & Cosaitis, W. (2012). ‘It all begins with the beat of a drum’: Early Australian encounters with Orff Schulwerk, Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012(2), 20-32.


Southcott, J. E. & Burke, H. (2012). An attunement for change: The introduction of creative music teaching in Australia, Canadian Music Educator, 54(2), 19-26.


Southcott, J. E. & Crawford, R. (2011). The Intersections of Curriculum Development: Music, ICT and Australian music education. Australasian Journal of Education Technology, 27(1), 122-136.


Southcott, J. E. & Joseph, D.Y. (2007). From Empire to filmi: A fusion of Western and Indian cultural practices in Australian music education, International Journal of Music Education, 25(3), 235-243.


Southcott, J.E. & Lee, A H-C (2013). Lanterns and drums: Changing representations of Chinese songs in Australian school music. Music Education Research, 15(3), 317-340.


Stevens, R. S. (1974). Samuel McBurney, 1847-1909, Educationist and Music Teacher. In D. Pike (Ed.), (Vol. 5, pp. 128-129). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.


Stevens, R. S. (1976). George William Torrance, 1835-1907, Clergyman and Musician. In B. Nairn (Ed.), (Vol. 6, pp. 290-291). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.


Stevens, R. S. (1976). Joseph Summers, 1839-1917, Musician. In B. Nairn (Ed.), (Vol. 6, pp. 220-221). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.


Stevens, R. S. (1981). Historical Research in the Field of Music Education: Its Nature and Applications. In J. Bryce (Ed.), Proceedings of the Fourth National Conference of the Association of Music Education Lecturers (pp. 52-63). Melbourne: Association of Music Education Lecturers, Melbourne.


Stevens, R. S. (1981). Music: A Humanising and Civilising Influence in Education. In G. Featherstone (Ed.), The Colonial Child. Melbourne: Royal Historical Society of Victoria.


Stevens, R. S. (1986). Samuel McBurney - Australian Advocate of Tonic Sol-fa, Journal of Research in Music Education, 34(2), 77-87.


Stevens, R. S. (1990). Inspiration from the Past: A Case Study of our Nation's Heritage in Music Education. In B. Smith (Ed.), Proceedings of the VIIth AMSE National Conference, Australian Society for Music Education (pp.27-30). ASME.


Stevens, R. S. (1992). Great Australian educators: Samuel McBurney -The Stanley of Sol-fa, Unicorn: The Journal of the Australian College of Education, 18(3), 68-72.


Stevens, R. S. (1993). Great Australian educators: Hugo Alpen - New South Wales Superintendent of Music, 1884-1908, Unicorn: The Journal of the Australian College of Education, 19(3), 93-96.


Stevens, R. S. (1993). Music Education in Australia: Reflections on the Past and Present. In E. P. Errington (Ed.), Arts Education: Beliefs, Practices and Possibilities (pp. 57-68). Geelong, Victoria: Deakin University Press.


Stevens, R. S. (1997). George Leavis Allan. In W. Bebbington (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to Australian Music (p. 20). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.


Stevens, R. S. (1997). James Fisher. In W. Bebbington (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to Australian Music (p. 217). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.


Stevens, R. S. (1997). Joseph Summers. In W. Bebbington (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to Australian Music (p. 534). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.


Stevens, R. S. (1997). Music Education (Master article). In W. Bebbington (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Australian Music (p. 396-399). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.


Stevens, R. S. (1997). Samuel McBurney. In W. Bebbington (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to Australian Music (p. 352). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.


Stevens, R. S. (1999). A Nineteenth Century Australia-Japan Connection in Music Education: The work of Emily Patton in Yokohama. In Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education , 1999 (pp. 299-305). AARME.


Stevens, R. S. (2000). Emily Patton: An Australian Pioneer of Tonic Sol-fa in Japan, Research Studies in Music Education, 14, 40-49.


Stevens, R. S. (2002). Change and Stasis in School Music Education in Victoria: The Past Informing the Future, Australian Journal of Music Education, 2002(1), 19-29.


Stevens, R. S. (2002). James Churchill Fisher: Pioneer of Tonic Sol-fa in Australia. In J. Southcott & R. Smith (Eds), A Community of Researchers: Proceedings of the XXIInd Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education (2000) (pp.172-182). Melbourne: AARME.


Stevens, R. S. (2002). Why Teach Music in Schools? Changing values since the 1850s. In Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education , 2002 (pp. 193-205). AARME.


Stevens, R. S. (2002). Why Teach Music in Schools? Music Forum: Journal of the Music Council of Australia, 9(2), 19-24.


Stevens, R. S. (2005), Taking Stock of School Music Education in Victoria: The Lessons of History in the Present Context of the National Review. In A Celebration of Voices: Proceedings of the XV National Conference, Australian Society for Music Education (pp. 253-258). Melbourne: ASME.


Stevens, R. S. (2006). Forward Gaily Together—The School Music Compositions of Samuel McBurney. In J. Southcott & P. de Vries (Eds.). Proceedings of the XXVIIIth Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education (pp. 116-125). Melbourne: AARME.


Stevens, R. S. (2017), Pathfinder and Role Model: Ada Bloxham, Australian Vocalist and Tonic Sol-fa Teacher, OnlineFirst (Journal of Historical Research in Music Education), http:// http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1536600616669360


Stevens, R. S. & Southcott, J. E. (2010). Australia: Recurring problems and unresolved issues. In G. Cox & R. S. Stevens (Eds), Origins and Foundations of Music in Compulsory Schooling: Cross-cultural Studies of Music in Compulsory Education (pp. 171-187). London: The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.


Stevens, R. S. & Southcott, J. E. (2017). Australia: Recurring problems and unresolved issues [revised and updated]. In G. Cox & R. S. Stevens (Eds), Origins and Foundations of Music in Compulsory Schooling: International Perspectives (pp. 223-239). London: Bloomsbury Academic.


Walters, F. (1999), A better, gentler school: Music at Xavier College. Melbourne: Eldon Hogan Trust, Melbourne.


Weiss, G. (1995). Fundamental or frill? Music education in Australian schools since the 1880s, Research Studies in Music Education, 5(1), 55-65.


Williamson, J. D. (1979). Aspects of Teacher Education in Music in Western Australia. In Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education , 1979, (pp. 61-66). Melbourne: AARME.


The bibliography above has been compiled from citations listed in the following sources:


Australian Association for Research in Music Education (2008). Indexed Abstracts, 1978-2007 (2nd ed.). Melbourne: AARME.


Musicological Society of Australia (2016). Education and Pedagogy (Specialty). MSA Australia and New Zealand Postgraduate Music Research Thesis Register [website], http://www.musicresearchanz.com/?q=taxonomy/term/21


National Library of Australia (2017). Trove [website], http://trove.nla.gov.au/


Journal of Historical Research in Music Education (2017), ‘Browse: All Issues, July 1980-October 2017’ [website], http:// http://journals.sagepub.com/loi/jhr


Stevens, R.S. (1981). Historical Research in the Field of Musical Education: Its nature and applications. Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education , 1981 (pp. 52-63). Melbourne: AARME.


Stevens, R.S. (2013). BAMER – The Bibliography of Australian Music Education Research, 1934-2012/13 [website], http://music-ed.net/bamer/


Southcott, J. E. & Sell, D. (2014), Introduction to historical research in music education. In Hartwig, K. A. (Ed.), Research Methodologies in Music Education (pp. 9-34). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


RMIT Training (2015), Searching Databases [website], http://search.informit.org/


Author

Robin S. Stevens

October 2017
  1. Robin Stevens is a Principal Fellow in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne.
  2. Some of these materials, particularly doctoral theses, may available for accessing as PDF files from university libraries.
  3. Note that, in the case of several of the conference papers listed in this bibliography, the editors and places of publication have not been included. Conferences papers as well as articles published in the Australian Journal of Music Education, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, etc. should be available online via eJournal and database listings. For example, most Australian journal articles and conference papers are available via Informit – http://search.informit.org/
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