Subscribe now

Keep up to date with current news and important information about AMEB (NSW) and examinations by clicking here

Stefanovych Roberts

EdD, MMus, Grad Perf Dip, BMusEd, LTCL, AMusA , MACE

Examiner Number: 459

Stefan is a graduate of Indiana University, Julliard school, Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the University of Technology. He has studied with the distinguished Professor Luba Edlina-Dubinsky (from the celebrated Borodin Trio), Professor Bella Davidovich and was the recipient of the coveted International Award of Academic Excellence, as well as School of Music Merit Scholarships during his three years at Indiana University. Stefan has performed and broadcast in solo, chamber and collaborative recitals in the USA, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Thailand and Australia.

Stefan has extensive experience as a music educator, piano pedagogue and is an active adjudicator, clinician and performer. He remains active in international music education and pedagogy conferences. Stefan has presented pre-service and in-service professional development lectures, seminars and workshops for the Association of Independent Schools (NSW), Catholic Education Office, James Cook University, Music Teachers' Association of NSW and the University of New South Wales. His extensive music educational experiences in both the secondary and tertiary sectors have seen him involved in curriculum proposals, development, implementation, assessment, evaluation, policy design (Performance Examination, Course Review and Assessment Policy committees) as well as serving as a HSC senior marker and judge for the HSC Standard-setting procedure. Stefan has also served as a director on the Council of the MTA of NSW.

Over the past 15 years, Stefan has held head of performing arts, director of music and senior teaching positions in the secondary educational sector. In the higher education sector, he has lectured in piano, piano pedagogy, chamber music, keyboard skills and musical techniques at Indiana University (USA), James Cook University of North Queensland and the University of New South Wales. Stefan's students have furthered their music studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and have also pursued overseas studies.

Stefan has presented research papers at the National Australian Society for Music Education (ASME), Australian Piano Pedagogy and the American National Conference on Piano Pedagogy conferences in Brisbane, Chicago, Launceston, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. His research has been published in conference proceedings and by several journals, including The Australian Music Teacher and The Studio. His past research interests include performance practice in the classical and romantic eras, neurological and neuro-linguistic programming, music leadership and management. Over the past decade, Stefan's research has focused on cognitive and metacognitive learning-teaching processes, summative and formative assessment in musical performance. In 2002, he was awarded a Focus On Learning research grant from the Catholic Education Office to investigate assessment in musical performance and, in 2003-2004, presented papers and workshops as part of the Focus On Learning conference at Stadium Australia. At present, he is completing PhD research in musical performance cognition and metacognition within a formative assessment framework at the School of Education at the University of New South Wales.

Stefan is a Fellow of the International Biographical Association and an Eminent Fellow of the American Biographical Institute and has been invited for inclusion in the International Who's Who of Music and Musicians' Directory and 2000 Outstanding Musicians of the 20th Century. In 2002, he was invited as a vice consul and deputy director general of the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge. He is also a member of the Australian College of Education.

top ↑