WHAT IS ABODA ?
The Australian Band and Orchestra Director’s Association (ABODA) is Australia’s premier in-service support organisation for music educators, instrumental music teachers and band & orchestra directors.
ABODA pledges an ongoing commitment to the growth of music education and community music making throughout all areas of the country. ABODA is the only in-service organisation in Australia specifically for ensemble directors and communicates with other professional development organisations both locally and internationally.
ABODA SA Inc. was formed in 2003 to meet a perceived need to generate professional support for school and community music ensemble directors. It has grown in both membership and profile throughout the last 14 years and the annual School Band and Orchestra Festival remains the largest and most successful of the activities undertaken by the association.
WHAT DOES ABODA DO ?
ABODA provides a valuable and reliable network both on a State and National level.
The organisation operates in-services and clinics on a regular basis. ABODA conducts a national conference (ANBOC) bi-annually, with several states offering summer conducting schools to members.
HOW DOES ABODA OPERATE ?
ABODA was founded in Australia in 1985. State Branches grew and now operate in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia. Representatives from each State Branch form the National Executive. National ABODA formulates broad policy and maintains important links with overseas organisations. Membership of your local state ABODA also includes membership to the National body.
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