The COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly disruptive to the ways in which Universities and other higher education institutions are used to delivering their lessons. However, the rapid and widespread uptake of online meeting tools such as Zoom has allowed the AGSC a unique opportunity to connect with tertiary music students from across the country like never before.
This year, the AGSC Education Committee has been working hard to deliver a range of free online webinars to music and composition students from institutions including; The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Melbourne Polytechnic, AIM NSW, Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Collarts , the School of Creative Arts and Media Tasmania, and Box Hill Institute. Covering a range of topics including; Tools for Emerging Composers, Navigating Career Pathways and the Business of Screen Composition, composers Dale Cornelius, Fiona Hill and Brett Aplin enjoyed engaging in discussions with students and supporting their learning toward the creation of sustainable music careers.
Teachers appreciated the unique opportunity their students were provided via the webinars, able to ask questions about the screen music industry directly to working composers and getting the inside scoop. One lecturer from Melbourne Polytechnic shared their experience, explaining, “the students were totally engaged and inspired, they asked loads of interesting questions, all of which were responded to with warmth, honesty and clarity. This was an invaluable presentation for our students… breaking down the process of developing large scale projects and building lasting collaborative relationships.”
The AGSC Education Committee thanks the institutions above for their support and engagement, and is looking forward to delivering more talks nationally in 2022.
Would you like the AGSC Education Committee to deliver a webinar for your students? Contact us today to start the conversation.