Convenor of the Popular Music Education SIG
Donna Weston is Deputy Director (Gold Coast) and Program Director of the Bachelor of Popular Music at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Australia. She is a senior lecturer in popular music history and analysis and has a particular passion for collaborative learning and peer assessment as integral to popular music education. As Program Director for the past 10 years, Donna has made significant and on-going changes to the degree, keeping in line with both emerging popular music pedagogy and research as well as the rapid changes in the music industry. Currently, she is engaged in exploring pathways for the intersection of Popular Music Studies and popular music practice at tertiary level. Her other research is situated in ecomusicology, and synergies between Popular Music Studies and Pagan Studies.