Exploring Music from the Torres Strait

Our Professional Development workshops give you the confidence and tools to deliver music lessons in the classroom. Covering basic elements from the F-10 music curriculum, you will develop skills, ideas, and activities for immediate use. All events are designed for both generalist classroom teachers and music specialists.

At this session, as well as discussing cultural protocols around the inclusion of First Nations content in classrooms, we will work with original music composed by Dujon Niue from Mua Island in the Torres Strait. Creative music activities will be explored in order to build music skills and promote cultural awareness. This workshop is designed for both generalist and specialist music teachers. 


These events are designed for both generalist classroom teachers and music specialists.

While our resources and PD are primarily aimed at Primary School teachers, all are welcome, including:

  • early childhood teachers
  • primary school teachers
  • secondary teachers
  • pre-service teachers
  • school leaders with an interest in music education for primary school students
"Musica Viva PD has given me so many ideas to refresh my teaching & create new learning experiences for my students."
— Deb Smith, Groves Christian College
Dr Sue Lane

Sue Lane has been a member of the Musica Viva In Schools education team for many years, as a professional development manager, resource writer, presenter and consultant, supporting classroom teachers in the planning of creative music education experiences for the classroom. Sue worked for over 20 years as a classroom teacher and music specialist presenting classroom and performance programs in primary schools on the Central Coast of NSW. She also worked for 7 years as a lecturer in Music and Dance Education in pre-service courses at the University of Newcastle. As an active member of the Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW, Sue is passionate about music education advocacy and supporting teachers at all levels of experience. She has recently completed her PhD researching arts provision in Australian primary schools.

Dujon Niue

Dujon Niue comes from St. Paul’s, Moa Island and graduated from the National Aboriginal Islander Skill Development Association (NAISDA Dance College). He was a co-founder, dancer/ choreographer of NAISDA’s Aboriginal and Islander Dance theatre “The Company”. Mr Niue was then invited to join Bangarra Dance Theatre and toured nationally, where he performed and taught Indigenous and contemporary dance.

Dujon is also recognised as a valuable educator, sharing his music and dance with Indigenous and non-Indigenous across Australia. For many years, Dujon has been honoured to continue to share his talents, knowledge and cultural traditions with Developing Artists from across Australia as a Cultural Tutor at NAISDA Dance College. In recent years, Dujon has been working with Musica Viva In Schools and the Torres Strait performing ensemble, Wyniss, sharing his music, dance and cultural traditions with interactive and engaging performances in schools across Australia.

Event and Ticketing Details

Dates & Times

1 August   Kevin Castles Centre (KCC) 4:30 - 6:30PM


In Person Registration essential

Event notes

Venue Information

Kevin Castles Centre (KCC)
152 West St
Allenstown QLD 4700


Registrations essential, afternoon tea from 4PM

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