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Music is for life so I focus on ensuring music education is at the forefront of education at all levels

Dr Kay Hartwig is a Senior Lecturer in music and music education at Griffith University. She has had experience in teaching music from preschool through to year 12 students in the school sector, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate in the tertiary section.  Kay is currently the Coordinator of Internationalisation within the school of Education and Professional Studies where she is responsible for the development and implementation of school-wide strategies and processes in the area of internationalisation.

Dr Kay Hartwig

School of Education and Professional Studies

Senior Lecturer in Music and Music Education

Fields of Expertise

  • Action Research
  • Curriculum Studies in Music and Arts Education
  • Music Education
  • Teacher Education
  • International Education

Speeches, Seminars and Presentations

In 2015 Kay presented at both the Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education Conference (September) and the Australian Society for Music Education (October). Other presentation highlights include:

  • Keynote Lecture to the Hong Kong Music Teachers in July 2015
  • Conducted a workshop in Hong Kong on the "teaching of composing from elementary to junior secondary"

Industry Experience

Kay has strong industry experience relating to her fields of expertise and research. She is currently the co leader with Dr Georgina Barton of an Office of Learning and Teaching grant worth over $220,000 which is investigating work placements for international students. Kay is a past National President of Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) and is also the secretary of Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education (ANZARME).

  • Awards Griffith University International Award 2013, Fellowship of the Australian Society for Music Education 2013, Australia Day Award for Community Volunteers 2012
  • Advisory Roles Australian Guild of Music Education Academic Board
  • Editorial Roles Australian Journal of Music Education, Music Education Research Centre Journal (NZ), Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Research Expertise

Kay’s research expertise includes music teaching and learning; action research in the music classroom, cultural diversity in music, choral programs especially in the church domain, vocal health for music teachers and internationalisation. Kay has had numerous publications for her work including:

  • Choir in the Age of "The Voice" 
    Year: 2015                                           Publisher: Australian Society for Music Education

  • Book: Research Methodologies in Music Education
    Year: 2014                                           Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • International Student's experience of practicum in teacher education
    Year: 2014                                           Publisher: Higher Education Journal

  • Where is Music? A philosophical approach inspired by Steve Dillon
    Year: 2012                                           Publisher: Australian Society for Music Education

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