KMEIA wishes to congratulate two of it’s members on their recent PhD awards in the field of music education.
Dr Darren Wicks (Victoria) has completed his PhD through Sydney Conservatorium of Music. His thesis was entitled “Voices of Learning: Exploring Music Teacher Knowledge, Skills and Development in Secondary School Singing”; His research explored singing in Australian secondary schools – why it is important; why it has become so problematic, and why some teachers are able to make singing work where others struggle. He also developed and trialled a professional development model for helping teachers overcome their fears and learn to become effective in working with singing.”
Dr Janelle Colville Fletcher (South Australia) has completed her PhD through the University of Qld. Her thesis was entitled “Religious Music in Everyday Life: Adolescent’s Identity Work in Catholic Schooling”. This study sought to investigate adolescents’ lived experiences of religious music in three Australian Catholic schools. Specifically, this study explores how religious music is used within Catholic schools, and examines how religious music experiences in Catholic schools shape adolescents’ religious and musical identities.
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