Past Conferences

44th Conference 2022 New Zealand

Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education

Connecting in a Disconnected World, the 44th Conference 2022
28 October – 30 October
Centre for Creative Industries, Southern Institute of Technology
Invercargill, Southland,
New Zealand


ANZARME 2022 Program of Presenters

The Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education (ANZARME) is pleased to announce the 44th Annual Conference. In 2022, the conference will be hosted by the Southern Institute of Technology (New Zealand), and ANZARME welcomes all music education researchers, from beginners to experienced.


Given the current uncertainties regarding conferences, the ANZARME committee is again planning for the following two options:

Option 1. Real-time Conference with partial blended delivery (Face to Face with provision for online synchronous delivery) for presenters unable to travel.

In this scenario, all accepted papers will be presented face to face on site at the conference in real time, or as a synchronous-online (real time) delivery at the most suitable time for international delegates unable to attend in person. International presenters are asked to be available at the time of delivery to ensure the conference can proceed as scheduled.

Option 2: Fully online

In the case that travel restrictions and Covid-19 impacts the viability of the conference to run ‘live’ (face to face), the conference will move to a fully online format, similar to 2020 and 2021. The decision regarding format will be made well in advance and communicated to all accepted paper presenters. Details on presentation formats will also be communicated to accepted paper presenters at this time.

In all instances, delegates and presenters are advised to check the ANZARME webpage at where the latest information regarding the conference format will be published.

In anticipation that Option 1 will proceed, the following information applies.


The conference, hosted by the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) and held at the brand-new Centre for Creative Industries at the SIT Invercargill campus, in the South Island of Aotearoa/New Zealand from October 28 – 30, 2022.

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Centre for Creative Industries, SIT Invercargill


You will need to fly to Invercargill from either Christchurch or Wellington, which have several flights daily, or Auckland (1 direct flight daily). Alternatively, you came fly into Queenstown airport, hire a car, and then drive to Invercargill (181 kms, approximately 2 hours drive).


Following the disconnect of the past two years and in anticipation of a return to a semblance of normality from mid 2022, the theme for this conference is an aspirational one. While Australia and New Zealand have been spared the worst of the health crisis, Covid-19 continues to impact music education and its legacy will linger for many years. The conference theme – Connecting in a Disconnected World – reflects the opportunity to consider how we regroup and progress in a post-Covid world.

Topics linked to the conference theme may include (but are not limited to):

  • creating and nurturing healthy, sustainable and flexible learning environments
  • predicting future directions in music education and music professions and adapting courses and curricula to meet post-COVID challenges
  • preparing students for careers that encompass significant life changes and events
  • building resilience and recovery skills in learners, educators and musicians
  • the contribution of music to community welfare and human well-being
  • music as a vehicle of social, environmental and altruistic action and growth
  • the healing powers of music

Please note that papers that do not address the conference theme will also be accepted for consideration. The conference theme is intended as a guide. Participants, particularly beginning researchers and students undertaking research for the first time are invited to submit abstracts of their research that is work in progress. ANZARME provides a collegial and supportive environment for presentations.

Abstract Submissions: Due July 29

Abstracts must be no more than 300 words, include name and institutional affiliation, and be structured as follows: 1) research context, 2) identification of research problem, 3) method of inquiry and 4) summary of findings/implications. All abstracts will be triple blind peer reviewed against the abstract criteria. Successful applicants will receive formal confirmation as soon as reviewing has been completed. Please note, late abstracts can only be considered pending the availability of unfilled presentation places.

Please submit your abstract as a word doc, and use the submission portal on this page.


To be advised.


Full face to face participant: $250 (AUD) exclusive of ANZARME membership

Student: $140 (AUD) exclusive of ANZARME membership

  • a small number of travel bursaries will be available for student presenters. Details will be available soon on the ANZARME website

Conference dinner: TBA

All conference delegates must be ANZARME members:

Full: $50 (AUD)

Student: $25 (AUD)

Online presenters: $50 (AUD)

For international presenters and those unable to attend in person only. This is exclusive of ANZARME membership.


Participants, particularly beginning researchers and students undertaking research for the first time are invited to submit abstracts of research proposals for work in progress. First time student presenters will also be eligible for one of two ANZARME Post Graduate student prizes (see below).


To encourage new researchers, ANZARME provides two Post Graduate Research prizes; the Doreen Bridges Prize, and the David Sell Prize. Both awards are for promising research presented at the conference to Post Graduate students undertaking investigations in the field of music education. The prizes are awarded on the recommendations of a panel of adjudicators who attend the presentations and the awarding of the prizes is at the discretion of the adjudicators, pending the number and quality of eligible presentations.

The criteria for prizes are as follows: clear introduction to research issues/contentions, positioning of research within the appropriate field of literature, an appropriate and well-articulated methodology, clarity of data presentation, rigor and depth of discussion and conclusion, and significance and timeliness of research.

Previous winners are not eligible to apply. Students must be currently enrolled in their research studies, and student papers must be sole authored. Students must be currently enrolled in their research studies.


A number of travel bursaries will be available to students formally enrolled in higher degree research programs in Australian and New Zealand universities, and awarded on individually demonstrated needs basis. Travel bursaries will be awarded 1) upon application to the ANZARME committee, and 2) upon receipt of travel receipts as proof of booking. Amounts awarded will be discretionary as judged by the ANZARME committee and will range from $250 – $500 per successful application.

CONFERENCE VENUE (Centre for Creative Industries)

The Centre for Creative Industries is the Southern Institute of Technology’s newest campus. The $18 million facility opened in February 2022 and is home to courses in film, animation, game design, and music. The Centre is built around a former church, the 140-year-old St John’s Anglican Church building and this is where the conference will be held. The building also contains six soundproof studios, DJ booths, ensemble rooms and a number of computer labs and teaching spaces. The classrooms feature the innovative HyFlex technology which increases learning options for students, allowing them to study in their own time remotely or in real time, or on campus.

Street address:
113 Esk St
Invercargill, NZ, 9840


There is a local bus service and taxis (no Ubers yet).


Invercargill (Waihōpai) is the southernmost and westernmost city of Aotearoa/New Zealand, known as the “City of Water and Light”. It receives less rain each year than Auckland or Wellington and is Aotearoa’s second windiest city, after Wellington. In summer the days are long with nearly 16 hours of daylight at the summer solstice in December. Located in the centre of the city is Queens Park, 80 hectares of beautiful, sprawling gardens which feature a rose garden, a Japanese garden, bush paths, rock and herb gardens, a castle and a playground. The city centre is currently undergoing an $80 million dollar redevelopment and will feature cafes, a gourmet food court, shopping, office spaces, car parks and open air spaces. The city is home to one of the last surviving licensing trusts, the Invercargill Licensing Trust (ILT), which oversees the liquor and gambling licensing in the city. (Be aware, you can’t buy alcohol at the supermarket in Invercargill). Each year the ILT contributes around $8 million to various events and organisations in the community.

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Queens Park Walk, Invercargill

CLIMATE Invercargill has a temperate oceanic climate. In October, the average daily high temperature is around 15 degrees Celsius (record high for October 24 degrees and record low -3.2!). The weather can do anything at this time of the year (mild, warm, or cold and wet, even snow is possible – the city had a record snowfall in September 2010 which caused the Southland Stadium roof to collapse!)

An estuary in Invercargill


Things to do:

Transport World The largest private collection of automobiles in the world (great café here too)

Motorcycle Mecca

Queens Park – beautiful grounds near the centre of the city

Stadium Southland – Climbing walls, courts, velodrome etc

Invercargill is close to:

Bluff and Stewart Island

The Catlins

Te Anau and Milford Sound,

and of course Queenstown and Arrowtown and Wanaka (Lake Wanaka is pictured).

Consider extending your stay and exploring some of what the south has to offer. There are many tramping, native bush (and no snakes!), fishing, adventure sports, and sightseeing opportunities.

Dining: restaurants, take aways, cafes.



  • The Black Shag, 136 Dee St;
  • Meccaspresso, 25 Tay St;
  • The Batch, 173 Spey St;
  • The Auction House, 20 Don St.


  • Louie’s, 142 Don St;
  • Speight’s Ale House, 38 Dee St;
  • The Rocks, 11 Courtville Place;
  • Indian at the Crescent, 11 The Crescent;
  • Koji, 76 Tay St.


Invercargill is not exactly known for its shopping, however, by October 2022 the new shopping precinct in the centre of town should be open. Department store H and J’s is a notable place to shop.


All within 10 minutes walking distance


Birchwood Manor Motel, 189 Tay St

295 on Tay Motel, 295 Tay St

The Quest Serviced Apartments, 10 Dee St


Langlands Hotel (opening in March 2022), 59 Dee St

The Kelvin Hotel, 20 Kelvin St


Tuatara Backpackers Lodge, 30-32 Dee St

There are also a number of Airbnbs available in the city as well.

We look forward to welcoming you all

Dr Geoffrey Lowe
ANZARME President

Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen, and Christine Hainstock
Conference Organisers