Robin Stevens was formerly Associate Professor of Music Education in the School of Education, Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University, Burwood Campus, and is now a Principal Fellow in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Faculty of the VCA and Music at The University of Melbourne.
Robin Stevens completed undergraduate degrees in music and in education and then a PhD (1978) at the University of Melbourne with a thesis on the history of school music in NSW and Victoria, 1848-1920. Reflecting his interest in music education history, Robin has published in The Australian Journal of Music Education, The International Journal of Music Education, Research Studies in Music Education, and The Journal of Research in Music Education, as well as writing several historical entries in The Oxford Companion to Australian Music. He was Founding Editor of the Australian Online Journal of Arts Education, and is currently Research Editor of The Australian Journal of Music Education, Editor/Compiler of the Bibliography of Australian Music Education Research and a member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Music Education—Research, Music Education Research International, Research Studies in Music Education. Australian Kodaly Journal and The Asia-Pacific Journal for Music Education.
Robin Stevens is a member of the History Standing Committee of the International Society for Music Education, is a past president of the Australian Association for Research in Music Education, and has been Chairperson and then Treasurer of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Society for Music Education. His university teaching involves pre-service teacher education, graduate and post-graduate music education courses, and supervision of Higher Degree by Research students in music education. He was Principal Investigator for the Music Council of Australia’s research project on 'T