Convenor of the Popular Music Education SIG
Donna Weston is Deputy Director (Learning and Teaching), Head of Popular Music, and Program Director of the Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Australia. She is also the Conservatorium's International Advisor. Donna lectures in popular music history and semiotic analysis and has a particular passion for collaborative learning and peer assessment as integral to popular music education. She is convenor of the Musical Livelihoods stream of the Conservatorium's Research Centre. As a Program Director over the past 12 years, Donna has made significant and on-going changes to several degree designs, keeping in line with both emerging 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, and musical livelihoods for all music graduates. A significant component of her research is also situated in ecomusicology.