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Mix Margaret Dylan Jones

W.A. composer, pianist, teacher, article writer

Musical qualifications and awards

UWA music prize; Eisteddfodau awards; MIMT; AMC; WWCC

Bachelor of Music
Four-year degree at the University of Western Australia, spread over many years 1979-1990 but mostly done in the first four years.

Major: composition, plus studies in piano performance.

Significant teachers (one-to-one): Roger Smalley (composition); Brian Michell (piano); Sir Frank Callaway (orchestration).

I was privileged to have many other wonderful teachers at UWA including other staff in classes & tutorials and contact & masterclasses with many international visitors.
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (DipEd)
Part-time over two years, UWA, 1993-1994.
Major: high school class music; minor: computer studies.

Included an interesting elective unit in research methods.

Two long teaching practicums at schools with a major investment in music education: Christchurch Grammar School and Churchlands Senior High School.
Not for Degree studies at UWA (done for interest)
Italian 110 (1986, two terms)
Music 260 (1986, music education e.g. Kodaly etc, covered again in the DipEd years later)
Licentiate of Trinity College, London (LTCL)
Piano teaching, 1992.
Associate of Trinity College, London (ATCL)
Piano performance, 1988.
Associate in Music, Trinity College, London (AMusTCL)
Teaching of composition and music theory, 1988.
Associate in Music, Australian Music Examinations Board (AMusA)
Theory, 1989. I did several grade exams with the Board but this is my only AMEB diploma.
Note: all my qualifications and experience were gained in Australia.

UWA music prize
University Choral Society Prize In Music (shared), 1981.
Fremantle Eisteddfod 1992, singing in solo vocal sections:
First Prize: Sacred Song Open
A Hymne to God the Father, le Gallienne
First Prize: Art Song/Lieder Open
Au bord de l'eau, Faure
First Prize: Musical Comedy Open
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,
C. M. Schonberg, from Les Miserables
First Prize: Folk Song Open
Because I Were Shy, Johnston
Second Prize: Vocal Solo Open
Total Eclipse, an aria by Handel
Fremantle Eisteddfod 1990, composition section:
First Prize: Piano - Original Composition Open
Invited to perform at the Senior Prizewinners' Concert.
Wanneroo Eisteddfod:
First Place: Sightreading Open, 1989

Second Place:
Instrumental Duet Open, 1991
TCL Singing Exam: Grade Seven 1992, passed with merit.

For much more detail about my singing background and how I learnt about the voice, click here.

Memberships. I've been a member (and sometimes committee member) of countless associations. Here's a couple of musical ones with a level of exclusivity (ordinary membership, not committee):

Member of the Institute of Music Teachers (MIMT)
National Accreditation for Studio Music Teachers in Australia. Accredited for teaching of piano and theory, 1991. (Note: The IMT is now defunct.)
Associate Composer, Australian Music Centre (AMC). Since the 1980s or 1990s.

Working With Children Check
, current to March 2019.


First Prize: Piano - Original Composition Open
Fremantle Eisteddfod 1990

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