A/PROF Neryl Jeanneret

A/PROF Neryl Jeanneret


  • Arts partnerships and artists working with children/youth (school and non -chool settings)
  • Creative education (interntional and local)
  • Teacher education, primary/secondary (music/arts; professional learning)
  • learning and engagement in the arts (music pedagogy; composition; assessment)



  • Associate Professor Neryl Jeanneret is the Head of Music Education in Arts Education in MGSE. Her research has focused on artists working with children and young people (CI on ARC Linkage, Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne and DET grants), engagement in music classrooms, teacher education in the arts and Creative Education. Neryl has held leadership positions in peak music education organisations, including President of the Australian Society for Music Education and Chair of the International Society for Music Education's Policy Commission, and has a background in curriculum design for music classrooms, having served as an adviser to the NSW Department of Education, the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW, the DET, Victoria and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. She has also worked with numerous arts organisations such as the Australian Music Centre, Musica Viva, Opera Australia, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and Creative Victoria. Neryl is a member of Australia’s UNESCO Observatory of Arts Education housed at MGSE, which promotes education in and through the arts through best practice teaching and learning programs, and by generating, collecting and disseminating high-quality research. She is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Music Education and a recipient of MGSE’s 2013 Engagement Award. She has numerous publications and reports, and has recently published the third edition of Education and the Arts for Oxford University Press.   


Member of

  • International Journal for Music Education. Editorial Board 2015 -
  • Research Studies in Music Education. Editorial Board 2015 -
  • Music Education Expert Reference Group, DET. Invited member 2014 -
  • Journal of Artistic and Creative Education. Editorial Board 2011 -
  • International Journal for Arts Education. Advisory Board 2009 -
  • Music Course Advisory Committee, Box Hill TAFE. Member 2005 -
  • National Panel for the APRA-Australian Music Centre Classical Music Awards. Member 2004 -
  • Music Education Research and Innovation. Editorial Board 2001 -
  • Australian Journal of Music Education. Editorial Board 1997 -
  • Australian Music Centre. Member 1984 -
  • School Music Action Group. Member 2008 - 2014
  • Victorian Chapter of the Australian Society for Music Education. Council Member 2005 - 2011
  • Musica Viva Education Advisory Group. Invited Member 2009 - 2010
  • International Society for Music Educations Commission for Music in Cultural, Educational and Mass Media Policies. Commissioner 2004 - 2010
  • International Society for Music Educations Commission for Music in Cultural, Educational and Mass Media Policies. Chair 2006 - 2008
  • Australian International Conservatorium of Music, Sydney. Advisory Board 2001 - 2008
  • Australian Society for Music Education. Immediate Past President 2005 - 2007
  • Steering Committee for National Review of School Music Education. Member 2004 - 2006
  • Australian Society for Music Education. National President 2003 - 2005
  • Newcastle Institute for Educational Research. President 2002 - 2004


Selected publications


Investigator on


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Sydney 1996
  • MEd, University of Sydney 1990
  • Dip Ed, Sydney College of Advanced Education 1978
  • BA, University of Sydney 1977

Awards and honors

  • For work with ArtPlay, Signal and the City of Melbourne, MGSE Engagement Award, 2013
  • Fellow of the Australian Society for Music Education, 2011
  • Best Resource for Drama and/or Theatre Education for 2009', Drama Victoria, 2009
  • Melbourne Education Teaching Excellence Award (Curriculum & Assessment Team), Faculty of Education, 2006
  • Melbourne Education Teaching Excellence Award (Music, Arts Education Team), Faculty of Education, 2005
  • Newcastle Conference Ambassador Programme Award, The University of Newcastle & Newcastle City Council, 2004
  • University of Arizona Graduate Fellowship, University of Arizona, 1990



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Neryl is available to supervise theses students.