A postgraduate music education pathway at the University of Auckland

Under the direction of Dr Millie Locke and Associate Professor David Lines, a new postgraduate pathway in music education will commence in 2020. The pathway which will enable students to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Music (120 points)

Having completed Orff “Levels” training at the Eastman School of Music in New York, Millie became a foundation member and inaugural president of ONZA in 2004 and has been deeply engaged in teacher development since that time. Her PhD was a critical appraisal of the Orff approach in the Aotearoa/New Zealand context. Her research interests include music education pedagogy and bicultural music education.

Associate Professor David Lines is highly experienced in both Masters and doctoral supervision. His research interests include the philosophy of music education, improvisational pedagogies, and early childhood music and arts education. He has been widely published in a range of journals and edited books on aspects of music/arts pedagogy.

A special feature of the pathway is the use of blended delivery, with a combination of workshops, online and face-to-face learning. In part the blend it to enable participants access to a range of pedagogical styles and to ensure that geographical distance is not a deterrent to programme participation.

While the pathway is  evolving, the following courses are being developed for 2021:

  • Semester B 2020: Research and Practice in Music Education
  • Summer School 2021 (January/February): Approaches to Music Education I
  • Semester A: Approaches to Music Education I:  Approaches to Music Education II

Email Dr Locke for further information.