Margie Moore awarded an OAM

Margie Moore at government houseMargie Moore was awarded an Order of Australia Medal announced in the 2011 Australia Day Honours for her contribution to Services to Arts through Music Education. The award recognises her role in developing the Sydney Symphony Orchestra education and musician training program and her contribution to the Orff Schulwerk Association for creative music education and movement in Australia.

Margie feels very humbled and proud to have received this amazing award and has a message for her Orff family…

‘I believe I am part of a big team and we’ve all worked together to achieve great things. The area of Arts and Music Education is one that is dear to us all, may it continue to be so for the kids of the future.  Let’s all do what we can to make that happen.  Thanks to you all for being a part of the journey – I am very privileged to have such amazing people to work with and to have been awarded in the same cohort as Lindsay Aked and Roger Smalley, both composers and musicians of huge talent and imagination.  I am extremely grateful to the Orff movement, both in Australia and overseas, for the wonderful mentoring it has offered me through the exceptional people who are part of its extended family. Thank you for the chance to long for the sea with you all.….’

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea”, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French pilot and author of ‘The Little Prince’