Get qualified in Sound Production with COSAMP’s flexible ONLINE Certificate IV in Music Industry! @ THE COLLEGE OF SOUND & MUSIC PRODUCTION
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am

COSAMP is proud to offer a unique Certificate IV in Music Industry with a Sound Production specialisation that can be completed entirely online.

Study Sound Production for the modern music industry in a program perfect for students in remote or regional areas, or anyone who wants to study sound production from the comfort of their own home, using your their own digital audio workstation.

"…Perfect for students in remote or regional areas, or anyone who wants to study Sound Production from the comfort of their own home, using their own digital audio workstation…"

Enrolment in this program includes full access to COSAMP’s student website, video content and personal access to your trainer and flexible online lesson times to suit you.

The entire program has been designed to allow you to use your own digital audio workstation* to create most of the evidence required. You’ll also use our online meeting platform and screen sharing, as well as create video, audio and image based evidence to submit to COSAMP for assessment.


Contact COSAMP now to enquire about our mid-year CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production) intake. Course begins July 17, 2017.

• Access to resources websites
• 10 hours of Flexible Online Lesson Time
• USB hard drive with practical software based activities in your chosen DAW application


P: (03) 9592 4801
E: enquiries@cosamp.com.au

Music and Well Being Symposium @ TRINITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 5:15 pm


An exploration of the ways in which music connects people, forges individual and collective musical identities and contributes to personal and social wellbeing.

For teachers, parents, principals and school management teams.


DATE: Saturday 5 August 2017

TIME: 9.30am – 5.15pm

• $190 for members
• $270 non-members (includes membership)


Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and end of day drinks will be provided.

All prices are inclusive of GST. Registration is available online.  Credit card payment  or school order number must accompany registration. All participants will be issued with a confirmation notice.


9.30am          REGISTRATION
10.00am        SESSION ONE

Mandy Stefanakis

Victorian Curriculum General Capabilities

Mandy will look at the overriding philosophy of the Victorian Curriculum as described particularly in Music and the General Capabilities and how this 21st century perspective might shift our way of thinking about pedagogical approaches to music education. 

Christian Neeson, Head of Middle Years, Trinity Grammar School

Student LIfe Balance

11.30am        MORNING TEA
12.00pm        SESSION TWO

Dr Elliot Gann, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

Educational and Therapeutic Applications of Hip Hop Beat Making and Culture
Educational and therapeutic/socio-emotional applications of Hip Hop beat making and culture for teachers, administrators, mental health professionals, community/youth workers, teaching artists, an introduction to the neurophysiological aspects of trauma and dysregulation and how the TFS model addresses these aspects, as well as a wealth of other educational and mental health/socio-emotional benefits. Included are strategies to integrate Hip Hop beat making and culture into classrooms to increase cultural responsiveness and student engagement and deliver core content including STEM/STEAM content in non-traditional and innovative Project-Based Learning ways. Participants will learn basic history of Hip Hop as well as an introduction to beat making/music production with a live demo and audience participation to make an instrumental composition, or "beat," on the spot and to perform live.

1.30pm LUNCH

Dr Katrina McFerran

Strategies for Addressing Wellbeing through Music in Classrooms and Lessons
Emotions naturally emerge in musical contexts. These are often joyous, as young people discover they can do things they didn¹t realise, but they are sometimes complex.  The music does not cause the complexity, which is usually related to the student¹s wellbeing, but the conditions that are created in music tend to engage young people where they are at emotionally.  For this reason, students often enjoy ‘hanging out¹ in the music room at lunchtime, or choose to share about their lives with their music teachers during lessons.  It is not always clear how much to engage with emotions in school contexts, despite the recognition of personal development in the Victorian Curriculum.  In this workshop I will present common scenarios reported by music professionals in schools (and published in a co-authored book on Building Music Cultures in the Schools: A perspective from Community Music Therapy), and share about the potentials and limitations of what could and should be done.

Dr Gary MacPherson

Motivating students to learn music through applications of self-regulated learning and self-determination theory
This presentation will outline research I have undertaken over the past 3 decades on primary and high school students who are learning musical instruments in school and studio music programs. The focus is on explaining the factors which promote or diminish motivation to learn and the personal and teaching catalysts that explain why some students flourish and others fail. Self-regulation theory helps us understand the what students do (their behaviours), what they think (their cognitions) and how they feel (affect) while engaging with music. Self-determination theory helps us understand how their psychological needs of wanting to feel connected with their teacher (relatedness), sense of their own abilities (competence) and sense of being in control of their own learning (autonomy) impact at each level of their learning.

3.45pm          AFTERNOON TEA
4.15pm          SESSION FOUR

Q & A Panel

5.15pm          END OF DAY DRINKS


Victorian State Schools Spectacular 2017 – Auditions now open @ Hisense Arena, Melbourne Park
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Auditions are now open for the 2017 Victorian State Schools Spectacular Orchestra!!

Do you have a student who is currently at a Victorian State Government School?

Follow the link below to register for an audition. Get in quick as time is running out!!

Are they a musician?

Are they at least AMEB Grade 5 or equivillent? 

Positions open for all instruments, all sections.

Strings, Winds, Brass, Percussion and Rhythm Section(Keyboard/Piano, Bass Guitar, Guitar and Drums)! 

We are looking for dedicated and outstanding students to fill positions in the Victorian State Schools Orchestra which is the live music component of the Victorian State Schools Spectacular. Our Orchestra plays everything from Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Swing, Musical Theatre, Rock, Pop and many more styles! 

Students will work along side industry professionals, including Musical Director Mr. Chong Lim and some of Australias finest session and orchestral musicians throughout the year. 

Our string musicians get a further  unique opportunity to work closely with members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra in a dedicated string workshop.

The link to register for auditions is http://www.cvent.com/d/gvqwsp