Professor David Forrest



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Contact Details

+61 3 9925 7807


Building: 220
Level: 4
Room: 2

Bundoora West Campus


Design & Social Context


Key activities

Dr David Forrest is Professor of Music Education. His time is divided between the School of Education and the School of Art. In the School of Education he works with a number of higher degree research students across music and arts education, creative arts therapy, and ICT in education. He is a member of the School Executive and the Research and Higher Degree Committee. In the School of Art he manages and teaches into the MA (Arts Management) and supervises a group of research students.


Dip Music Ed Newcastle, Diploma State Conservatorium Sydney, B.Music Ed Newcastle, M Creative Arts Wollongong, Dip TEFL Edinburgh, PhD Melbourne.

Professional associations

  • Association of Music Educators (Victoria)
  • Australian Association of Research in Education
  • Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education
  • Australian Society for Music Education
  • International Society for Music Education
  • Music Council of Australia
  • Musicological Society of Australia
  • Member, Education Panel (Victoria), Churchill Fellowships. 2007–
  • Publications Editor & National Executive Member, Australian Society for Music Education 1995–
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Artistic and Creative Education, 2006–
  • Member, Editorial Board, Creative Approaches to Research, RMIT Publishing, 2006–
  • Member, Editorial Committee, International Journal of Music Education 2001–
  • Member, Editorial Board, Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education 2000–


  • 2009 The Council of Professional Teaching Associations of Victoria, Outstanding Professional Service Award
  • 2006 Inaugural Fellow of the Australian Society for Music Education (FASME)
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