tertiary education:

2016 - 2017:

Charles Sturt University

Master of Information Studies (Librarianship)
As part of this course I undertook a practical work placement at Yarra Libraries . The placement involved desk duties, attendance at events, home library visits, inclusion in general library programs and research time. A project on former brass bands in the City of Yarra was completed as part of the placement.

2005 - 2007:

RMIT University

Master of Education (Arts Administration)
Final subject(s) research project title:
The Southern Area Training Band:
From Concept to Creation


Monash University

Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)
Teaching Methods: Music & Geography
Ensemble Member:

  • Monash Wind Symphony (Oboe/Cor Anglais)

1994 - 1997:

Monash University

Bachelor of Music
Majors: Performance (Violin) & Musicology
Minor: Geography
Ensemble Member:

  • New Monash Orchestra (Violin)
  • Monash Wind Symphony (Oboe/Cor Anglais)


  • Orchestral Stage Manager
  • Wind Symphony Librarian

1992 - 1993:

Box Hill Institute of TAFE

Advanced Certificate in Music
Performance (Jazz/Popular)
Ensemble Member:

  • TAFE Orchestra (Leader/Violin)
  • TAFE Wind Symphony (Oboe/Cor Anglais)



I commenced writing regular posts for the "Band Blasts from Past" blog which specialises in brass band and concert band history: https://bandblastsfromthepast.blog


de Korte, J. (2017). Northbrook House stables: consultants report [University Assignment](1126660). Retrieved from https://stonnington.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/ARCENQ?RNI=1126660
Research essay on the history of Northbrook stables which discusses the history, construction and heritage values of the building. Includes colour photographs of the building and reproduction of original plans.


de Korte, J. (2015). Finding Musical Directors for Community Bands: 2014 was a case in point. Interlude, 20 (1), 26-29.

de Korte, J. (2015, October 26). Community Bands take centre stage at inaugural BandStand Sunday. Music Journal: Music Australia News. Retrieved from https://musicaustralia.org.au/2015/10/community-bands-take-centre-stage-at-inaugural-bandstand-sunday/


de Korte, J. (2010). Do you want to continue playing music? Consider the community band. Interlude, 15 (3), 27-31.