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Jemima Bunn - Biographical Information

Dr Jemima Bunn completed a Bachelor of Education from The University of Melbourne (1996) and a Masters in Music Education at University of Wisconsin – Madison (2001-2002).  More recently, Jemima completed her PhD study in music education from The University of Melbourne – Melbourne Graduate School of Education (2019).

Throughout her studies, she presented at several academic and scholarly conferences for the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Australia and New Zealand Research Association of Music Education (ANZARME), Australian Society of Music Educators (ASME), as well as the European Association of Music in Schools Conference (EAS) and Visions of Research in Music Education (VRME).

As Director of Music at Camberwell High School and Glen Waverley Secondary College, and more recently Blackburn High School, Jemima administrated vibrant classroom, instrumental and ensemble program, taught in the general classrooms and conducted ensembles.

For the last several years, Jemima has worked with Brolga Music Publishing Company in Melbourne, Australia.  Through this role, she has worked to promote exclusively the work of Australian composers writing for Concert Band, String and Full Orchestra, Jazz Ensembles and Chamber Groups.

Jemima works as a casual academic in music education at Deakin University, preparing pre-service teachers with knowledge and understanding of pedagogical approaches in general music across middle and senior years, instrumental pedagogy, conducting and composition.

Jemima’s association with the Midwest Clinic began as a member of Australian Wind Orchestra, who were the first Australian group to perform at the Midwest Clinic in 1993.  Since then she has presented clinics on rehearsal techniques and strategies for engagement in ensemble playing in 2004 and 2012. She was honoured conduct he Blackburn High School Symphonic Band at the Midwest in 2017.

Jemima has been active in the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association (ABODA) over several years, serving as a committee member, president and vice president at state and national levels.  In 2006, she received an ABODA Victoria Excellence Award and in 2018 a National Citation of Excellence for her work in music education.  She is in demand as a clinician, conductor and music educator throughout Australia and overseas. 

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