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Margaret Dylan Jones
W.A. composer, pianist,
teacher, article writer
qualifications and awards
MusB(UWA), DipEd, LTCL, ATCL,
UWA music prize; Eisteddfodau awards; MIMT; AMC; WWCC
Bachelor of Music (MusB)
Four-year degree at the University of
Western Australia, spread over many years 1979-1990 but mostly done in
the first four years.
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (DipEd)
Major: composition, plus studies in piano performance.
Significant teachers (one-to-one): Roger Smalley (composition); Brian
(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.
years, UWA, 1993-1994.
Not for Degree studies at UWA (done for interest)
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
Italian 110 (1986, two terms)
Licentiate of Trinity College, London (LTCL)
Music 260 (1986, music education e.g. Kodaly etc, covered again in the
DipEd years later)
Piano teaching, 1992.
Associate of Trinity College, London (ATCL)
Piano performance, 1988.
Associate in Music, Trinity College, London
Teaching of composition and music theory,
Associate in Music, Australian Music Examinations Board
1989. I did several grade exams with the Board but this is my only
Note: all my qualifications and experience were gained
UWA music prize
University Choral Society Prize In Music
Fremantle Eisteddfod 1992, singing in solo vocal
First Prize: Sacred Song Open
Fremantle Eisteddfod 1990, composition section:
A Hymne to
Father, le Gallienne
First Prize: Art Song/Lieder Open
Au bord de l'eau, Faure
First Prize: Musical Comedy Open
Empty Chairs at Empty
First Prize: Folk Song Open
Schonberg, from Les Miserables
Because I Were Shy, Johnston
Second Prize: Vocal Solo Open
Total Eclipse, an aria by
First Prize: Piano - Original
Invited to perform at the Senior Prizewinners'
First Place: Sightreading Open, 1989
TCL Singing Exam: Grade Seven 1992, passed with
Second Place: Instrumental Duet Open, 1991
For much more detail about my singing background and
the voice, click
Memberships. I've been a member (and sometimes committee
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)
Accreditation for Studio Music Teachers in Australia. Accredited for
teaching of piano
1991. (Note: The IMT is now defunct.)
Associate Composer, Australian Music Centre (AMC).
the 1980s or 1990s.
Working With Children Check, current to March
First Prize: Piano - Original Composition
Fremantle Eisteddfod 1990