www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJkUKcNcfR0 This is the first of TEN free YouTube clips about the making of the stage production of the Lion King. Classes might talk about musicals, African music, percussion, music to create moods … ENJOY!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJkUKcNcfR0 This is the first of TEN free YouTube clips about the making of the stage production of the Lion King. Classes might talk about musicals, African music, percussion, music to create moods … ENJOY!
Watch this YouTube clip with your class (= launch of Neil Finn + Paul Kelly 2013 concert tour) … and suggest the class watch the 9pm live broadcast of the final concert of the tour on YouTube (free). Kelly and Finn are two amazing singer song-writers. Paul Kelly also has an app to explore the link between poetry and lyrics.
|More all-day passes to the 3MBS Beethoven Marathon released
Due to popular demand, 3MBS has released more all-day passes to the 3MBS Beethoven Marathon on Sunday 3rd March at The Edge, Federation Square.
For as little as $75, you can hear 28 of Australia’s finest pianists perform all 32 of Beethoven’s immortal piano sonatas in a single day. Beginning at 9am and finishing at 11pm, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear one of the great cycles in Western music.
Book now before they sell out! Call 1300 182 183 or visit artscentremelbourne.com.au
3MBS Beethoven Marathon
3 March, 9am-11pm @ The Edge, Federation Square
Presented by 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne and sponsored by Kawai, Sofitel Melbourne and Federation Square.
|Special ticket price offer for friends of 3MBS
One of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation, Alexander Gavrylyuk returns to Melbourne on Saturday 16 February, performing works by Bach, Schumann and Mussorgsky’s momentous Pictures at an Exhibition. Winner of the Horowitz, Hamamatsu and Rubinstein International Piano Competitions and an official Steinway artist, Gavrylyuk is one of the most sought after young pianists who has performed with some of the world’s greatest orchestras and conductors. Don’t miss this, his only Melbourne recital for 2013.
As a friend of 3MBS, you can purchase tickets to the Melbourne performance for only $59 (normally $75). Simply use the promotional code SCHUMAN when booking online at melbournerecital.com.au or by calling 03 9699 333.
Alexander Gavrylyuk in Recital
16 February, 8pm @ Melbourne Recital Centre
Presented by Andrew McKinnon and supported by 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne.
3MBS FM – Program Highlights 3MBS FM is Australia’s leading Community radio station for Fine Music – Classical, Folk and Jazz.
3MBS FM can be streamed live over the internet, making it easy to tune into their “Classically Kids” program from all over the world: Saturday mornings 8-9am (AEST).
3MBS FM 103.5 if you are in Melbourne!
ACO Matinee Concerts for Secondary Students Two performances exclusively for secondary school students, led by Richard Tognetti Artistic Director & Lead Violin, Australian Chamber Orchestra and presented by Francis Merson, Limelight Magazine. MOZART Symphony K196/121, "La finta giardiniera" MEALE Cantilena Pacifica SCHUBERT (arr. Tognetti) String Quartet No.14, "Death and the Maiden" *Fri 8 Jun 12pm-1.30pm Sydney - City Recital Hall Angel Place *Tue 19 Jun 11am-12.30pm Melbourne – Melbourne Recital Centre Tickets $20. Teachers can book online www.aco.com.au/Default.aspx?url=/matinee or phone 1800 444 444. During these interactive concerts, students listen for key elements in the music, while learning about performance and ensemble techniques. A broad range of repertoire encompassing Mozart, Schubert and the contemporary Australian composer Richard Meale covers key aspects of the NSW & VIC music curricula. Specially tailored Teacher Resources are provided with each booking, providing students with additional insights into the repertoire. Resources include state-based curriculum notes and exercises, recordings and scores. Concerts are tailored to the music curriculum for stages 4 and 5 for New South Wales and levels 5, 6 and VCE for Victoria.
The Gold Coast Arts Centre is launching ACOVirtual – a 3D experience of the Australian Chamber Orchestra for all ages!
Watch the “making of” ACOVirtual HERE
Go to resource: The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is a professional orchestra, resident in South Australia.
Their education programs include open rehearsals, school student concerts, in-schools performances, and composition competitions.
ANCA Victoria is pleased to invite you to the State Choral Festival
‘SING IN THE CITY’ on 16 – 18 September 2011. Registration is now
open for this exciting choral event.
SING IN THE CITY is a unique opportunity for the Choral Community to come
together and do what they do best – SING!
Join us as three of Australia’s legendary choral conductors and two of
our country’s most successful singing teachers share their insights and
talents. This Festival has something for every stage of development of the
choral musician: singers from age 10 to 100, choral conductors, singing
teachers, educators, music students and everyone who enjoys the beauty of
voices raised in song!
You can choose to come as an individual or get your choir to come along;
if you’re a conductor, come and sing or observe rehearsals with a chance
to learn about singing issues from leading teachers. Our three streams will
feature Australian music for Primary students, the best of current
repertoire for Secondary Schools and a complete performance of the Mozart
Requiem in the Community Stream. Repertoire is listed in the brochure.
The Professional Development Stream will offer workshops in breathing,
posture for choirs, a Q&A session with our conductors and a chance to
observe them in action.
• Primary Choir Stream
Conductor: Mark O’Leary (Founder and Director of the Young Voices of
Venue: VCA School of Music
Cost: $300 per choir or $50 per individual
• Secondary Choir Stream
Conductor: George Torbay (Hailed by The Sydney Morning Herald as ‘one of
Australia’s leading musical lights’)
Venue: St John’s Southgate
Cost: $300 per choir or $50 per individual
• Community Choir Stream
Conductor: Margaret Pride (Music Director for Collegium Symphonic Chorus
Venue: BMW Edge @ Fed Square
Cost: $300 per choir or $75 per individual
• Professional Development Stream
Presenters: Ron Morris (Speech Pathologist, Audiologist and Counter
Tenor), and Anna Connolly (Senior Lecturer in Voice at the Melbourne Conservatorium of
Venue: To be advised
Cost: $150 per participant (includes BOTH days)
REGISTRATION & MORE INFORMATION
To download a brochure go to
Online registrations can be made via the link http://tinyurl.com/5szumhe
Registration closes 1 August 2011.
Go to resource: The Artists in Residence program, is run by Arts Queensland and Education Queensland and funded by the Australia Council. The program places artists in primary and secondary schools in Queensland.
Go to resource: Artists in Residence (air) is run by arts@work (Arts Tasmania), and funded by the Australia Council. The program places artists in Tasmanian high schools. The site provides more information about the program and details on how to apply.
Go to resource: Artists in Schools (AiS) NT is a program run by Arts NT and the Department of Education and Training, NT. The program places professional artists in schools, and is funded by the Australia Council.
ArtPlay is an arts centre in Melbourne that provides school and holiday programs for children and youth. Some of these programs are focused on music and each program is linked to the Victorian curriculum. The site also contains links to bookings and advocacy about the value of the arts in education.
CALLING ALL GUITARISTS, RECORDER PLAYERS, UKULELE-ISTS…
(and flutes, and violins, and clarinets, and saxophones, and bass guitars, and cellos, and marimbas, and percussion… and any other instrument you like)
Do you play an instrument? Would you like to join a band? Come to ArtPlay in the heart of Melbourne on Sunday 11 November to help us form the biggest band ArtPlay has ever seen or heard!
The event is ‘Jump on the Bandwagon’ and the aim is to see how many musicians – all ages, all playing together – it takes to fill ArtPlay with music. In the course of an hour we will create a brand new piece of music, with help from some of Melbourne’s most inspiring and innovative musicians from the jazz, classical and rock music worlds.
‘Jump on the Bandwagon’ is a Big Jam for the whole family, and everyone is invited – mums, dads, brothers and sisters, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles – and anyone else! You can be any age and of any level of musical experience. More experienced players will learn new music, invent riffs and rhythms, improvise a solo, and work alongside musicians from the MSO, the Australian Art Orchestra, and Melbourne’s diverse freelance scene. First-timers will have the unforgettable experience of being part of a large and tight ensemble – like an orchestra but with a few more electric guitars and a lot more percussion.
BYO instrument or play one of ours on the day.
Jump on the Bandwagon
Sunday 11 November
ArtPlay (Birrarung Marr, behind Federation Square)
11am-12noon and 2pm-3pm (choose one session or come to both – no two sessions are the same)
$10 per family
Bookings – ArtPlay, 96647900
Created and led by Gillian Howell, leader of Big Jams for Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, City of Manningham, and others.
Go to resource: Arts in Education provides links for information on arts education organisations and collaborations. The site is run by Arts Victoria, and includes information about artists placement in schools.
Go to resource: arts, culture + me is a Queensland governmental arts program that encourages young artists to become active. The program provides funding and venues for young artists, and is run by Arts Queensland.
Go to resource: arts2GO programs for school students are run by Regional Arts Victoria. Their programs include in-school workshops, school holiday workshops, and in-school performances. Subsidies for performances is available to schools. Their site includes links to Arts on the Road (touring performances), Arts on Call (performances and workshops in-school), and Arts Ongoing (artists in residence). Their events can be searched by age-range and VELS aims.
Go to resource: ArtsEdge (Western Australia) is a collaboration between the education, arts, and cultural sectors in WA. The program facilitates projects and partnerships between schools and professional arts workers, for example, artists in schools (AIR) and professional learning for teachers. ArtsEdge is a partnership between the Dept of Education WA and the Dept of Culture and the Arts WA.
Australian artists: Alan Vivian, Andy Firth, Barega Saxophone Quartet, Barry Cockcroft, Christina Leonard, Clarion214, Clarity, Continuum Sax, David Griffiths, David Thomas, Floyd Williams, Heather Monkhouse, Irit Silver, Jabra Latham, James Nightingale, Jess Voigt, Joseph Lallo, Katia Beaugeais, Lawrence Dobell, Margery Smith, Martin Kay, Matthew Styles, Michael Duke, Nicholas Russoniello, Peter Jenkin, Philip Arkinstall, Richard Haynes, Robert Schubert, Ros Dunlop & Sue Newsome.
Our program song has been recorded and is now up on the website for your listening pleasure. There are already 500 schools registered to take part in this year’s program which will unite more than half a million students in the performance of ‘We’ve Got The Music’ on Thursday, 1st September at 11.30am. Don’t forget participation in the program is FREE. The audio files, arrangements, lyric sheet and classroom activity kit: it’s all downloadable once you register your school.
So listen to the song, register now and get your school community on board!
Here is a story I cut and paste from FaceBook — only takes a minute to read:
A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it
Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.
A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.
A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.
The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.
In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.
No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.
Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.
This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?
One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?
Ben Northey is the conductor clinician for a seminar, master class and video workshop for school band directors. We are proud to be able to celebrate Ben’s appointment as Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. This special event is presented by The Grainger Wind Symphony in partnership with the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association (Victoria branch). Ben’s services is provided by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the event is assisted with sponsorship from Allans Music + Billy Hydes.
On Wednesday 8 June, at 5.30pm the public Seminar has Ben talking and answering questions about Exploring the Art of Conducting. At 6.30pm, the full participants have a public Conducting Master Class with Ben as clinician but without piano or any instrumentalists. At 7.30pm finger food is provides free. From 8.30pm each full participant in turn conducts The Grainger Wind Symphony in a public Video Workshop with maestro Northey as clinician.
All three sessions are open to the public. You are all encouraged to come to congratulate Ben for his appointment and learn from his experiences in music and conducting from his youth in Ballarat to his studies at University of Melbourne with John Hopkins and at the Sibelius Academy in Finland. Entry fee includes membership of the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association (Victoria). Apply to come by the due date so catering can be arranged for you
Full participants will conduct in the one hour Master Class a concert band work of their choice, and conduct the same in front of The Grainger Wind Symphony with about 12 minutes of podium time. There is a strict limit of 8 full participants. The first eight places will go to the suitable applicants who pay their fee first. Applications for full participants will close on Friday 1 June.
The venue is the De Young Performing Arts Centre at Carey Baptist Grammar School, 349 Barkers Road, Kew.
Application form, fees and more information can be download from the GWS website, www.graingerwindsymphony.asn.au.
A joint workshop between the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School for players of all brass instruments from later primary to VCE level.
Directed by Charles MacInnes (Convenor of Brass, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music), participants will have the chance to be part of a group warm up, learn about brass playing techniques, participate in or observe a performance workshop, as well as take part in a large brass ensemble.
This workshop is open to all school-aged brass students (year 5 upwards) of all ages and levels of experience
WHEN: Saturday 23 July, 10:00am – 4:00pm
WHERE: VCASS, 57 Miles Street, Southbank
HOW MUCH: $40 per participant / $20 per observer (teacher)
MORE INFORMATION AND ENROLMENTS: http://www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/programs/short/brass
CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION
The Musical Society of Victoria is holding its annual Chamber Music Competition for groups of up to six musicians on May 19th at 2.30 p.m. at the Ewing Memorial Uniting Church, East Malvern. At least one member of the group must be a current financial member of the Musical Society of Victoria.
First Prize $500; Second Prize $300; plus and Encouragement Award to allow a group one masterclass from a member of the FireBird Trio.
This is an excellent opportunity for musicians to experience Chamber Music in a friendly and supportive environment.
For further details see www.msv.org.au/Awards
Watch 20 mins worth of ColdPlay performing live on YouTube. Take notes on stage-craft (actions, moves and dress), how they engage the crowd, what percussion is played, and what makes this live performance so exciting. Suggest students incorporate some of these ideas into their own band performances.
Go to resource: ConnectEd Arts is a program run by Arts NSW that provides subsidies for school arts excursions, and funds education programs run by arts organisations. ConnectEd Arts is a partnership with the Department of Education and Training, NSW.
Calls for Expression of Interest for Secondary School Music Ensembles
to Participate in a Unique Live Music Festival
Dear Music Teachers.
We wanted to pass this information on to you regarding calls for Interest for Music Groups to participate in The Royal Melbourne Hospital 2011 Secondary School Live Music Festival – 16 – 20 May. This Festival is open to all Secondary School Music Ensembles in Victoria. We have places for up to 10 ensembles a day over the five days.
All levels are welcome and all ensemble combinations. Places will be allocated on a first come basis. The festival also offers workshops in Music and Health and Music Therapy and there is an award with prizes. We look forward to hearing from you. The EOI process will close end of March 2011 or when we have reached our quota. There is no registration fee.
Background on the Festival
In 2010 we launched our inaugural secondary school live music festival as part of the national Music Play for Life initiative ‘Making Music Being Well. Our festival is proudly supported by our generous patron Mrs Barbara Haynes. The first of its kind, the festival brought the healing and uplifting power of music to where it’s needed the most – inside the hospital’s walls.
“To play at the Royal Melbourne Hospital gave us the opportunity to share the world of music to the patients who may not have access to this. Hopefully we lit up someone’s day and made them smile through our music,” said Penny, a Year 11 student at Wesley College.
Judy Bartosy, Director of Music at Kew High School, said the students were all very excited about participating in the festival. “They’ve never done anything like this before and I thought it was good community activity for them to do. The hospital’s live music festival ties in well with the school’s pastoral care and well-being programs,” she said.
The Secondary School Live Music Festival is now in its second year featuring the Haynes Music in Health Awards. These awards recognise excellence, understanding and sensitivity regarding the unique role music can play in health. The awards are divided into music ensemble categories. All entries receive a certificate and the winners in each category receive a trophy and a donation to their school music program.
Last year’s festival attracted media attention and we believe we can make this festival even bigger.
How to register your interest
To register your interest please go to the Music therapy at the Royal Melbourne Hospital Website
Scroll to the Information about the festival and click on the registration button and fill in the appropriate fields.
For more details please contact the Artistic Director of the Festival – Music Therapy Manager Emma O’Brien on 9342 8304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Three upcoming free concerts that may be of interest for your staff and students:
Friday 25 May, 11:00am
Brass and Strings Ensemble Concert
Ideal for: Years 7 – 12
Duration: approx 70 minutes
Venue: Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville
More information: http://www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/events?id=365
Saturday 26 May, 7:30pm
Wind Symphony and String Ensemble Concert
Ideal for: Years 5 – 12
Duration: approx 75 minutes
Venue: BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne
More information: http://www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/events?id=363
Monday 28 May, 2:00pm
Percussion Ensembles Concert
Ideal for: Years 5 – 12
Duration: 50 minutes
Venue: Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank
More information: http://www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/events?id=359
Bookings for the Friday and Monday concerts can be made through Anastasia – email email@example.com or phone 03 8344 3673.
This is a fun way to learn / teach the Music: Count Us In song for 2011 (We’ve Got the Music). In fact, the song will teach itself, all ready for the massed-music-making MCUI event on 1st September, 2011.
If you don’t yet have a free login, and have registered for Music: Count Us In, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a Jozzbeat login.
‘Hearts in Harmony’ – a ‘fun’tastic community music day for all ages at ACU in Fitzroy, presented by the School of Education, Australian Catholic University (ACU).
This day is open to all ages, backgrounds and abilities – no musical experience is required. Join Jon Madin, Geelong’s local teacher/composer/instrument inventor and play some of his wonderful and wacky instruments such as marimbas, echo cellos, shaker rings and musical bikes.
Go to resource: in2arts is run by Arts Queensland, and is a search engine that provides links to arts for children in Queensland. The information is categorised by area, activity, and age. Suggested links can also be sent in to the search engine.
Join Jane Rutter for a mass ‘Flute Chanting Choir’
When: Monday, April 15 at 11am
Where: on the steps of The Concourse in Chatswood
Jane is inviting flute, recorder, wind and Didgeridoo players of every age and standard to join her. The mass wind group will act as a “Zen Choir”, playing simple long notes in harmony, setting up a vibration of connection and joy. The piece they will play is based on a French Flute exercise.
The glamorous flautist divides her time between Sydney and Paris.
The flute is the oldest instrument known to man, dating back some 40,000 years.
Flutes have been made from wood, bone, crystal, glass, silver, gold, metal and clay, and were used by cavemen to communicate.
Tap into the primeval quality of your instrument as you play long sustained notes and surround yourself with a shimmering wall of sound!
Feel your breathing deepen. Hear your sound become richer.
Feel vibrations of sound permeate every inch of your body.
This exciting event launches Jane’s ‘Live at Lunch’ series at The Concourse, which comprises monthly concerts over 6 months.
Please arrive 20 mins early for set up.
Participants who register by April 11 will receive one free ticket to Jane Rutter’s exclusive performance of ‘French Kiss – an Australian in Paris’ on Wednesday, April 17 at 12.30pm at the Concourse.
For more information please contact Meldi Arkinstall, Meldi Publicity:
0413 548 985 or email@example.com.
Go to resource: Kiravanu is an opera written by James Humberstone and Mary Elizabeth, specifically designed for children and integrated with the curriculum.Online resources are available through the site to support performances of Kiravanu in schools. It was first developed in MLC, Sydney, and resources include cross-curricula lesson plans to assist with implementation of this opera production in schools.
Kita Performing Arts Company is an ensemble based in Melbourne and operates throughout Victoria to present traditional and contemporary Asian music and dance. The company runs school programs suited to primary and secondary school students, and teachers notes about each of the presentations are available online. Workshops are also run for students and teachers that introduce Asian performing arts and provide activities for the classroom.
Experience and learn from the phenomenal and prodigious Lang Lang as he guides three talented young musicians during this one hour master class.
Ideal for young pianists and elective music students.
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lang+lang+piano Lang Lang is a flamboyant young pianist with plenty of showmanship. He pulls huge crowds, and plays Classical music. Watch some YouTube clips with your class and discuss what makes him so appealing to audiences around the world.
This national initiative, which takes place from 16 – 22 May, is a collaboration between
Music: Play for Life and the Australian Music Therapy Association and it’s all about a grassroots celebration of the links between music making and wellbeing.
When you register to participate – it’s FREE – we’ll send you event posters, stickers and brochures and you’ll get access to lots of downloadable resources including event planning and promotional tips.
How you participate is up to you. The best way to be involved is to take something you may already have planned for that week and hitch it to the national wagon of Making Music Being Well 2011. You don’t have to do something on every day during the week – one event is enough. Your event will be outlined on the MMBW website and you and your group members or students will be helping to shine the national spotlight on an important fact: music is good for you!
Here are a few ideas based on previous years:
Register to be part of it at www.makingmusicbeingwell.org.au
>> RE: Jazz Workshop: It Don’t Mean A Thing If it Ain’t Got That Swing
>> The City of Stonnington is delighted to invite secondary music students
>> of all ages to attend a one-off
>> Jazz Workshop with some of Australia¹s most respected and admired Jazz
>> This workshop will be an examination into the art of swinging with
>> · Bob Sedergreen (ex VCA, Conservatorium of Melbourne, RMIT, NMIT)
>> · John Morrison (Musical Director – Generations in Jazz, Mt Gambier)
>> · Jacki Cooper (B.Mus. Jazz Voice – Adelaide University)
>> · Gareth Hill (ANU Canberra, Instrumental teacher Wesley College)
>> · Allan Browne ( NMIT, Monash University)
>> · Mal Sedergreen (Director Stage Bands/Instrumental teacher Balwyn High
>> School and
>> Lauriston Girls’ School)
>> This FREE workshop will be a wonderful opportunity for music students and
>> teachers alike, and any
>> interested observers to acquire these skills (please bring instruments).
>> The workshop coincides with Stonnington Jazz 2013, a 10-day festival of
>> jazz music featuring
>> Australia’s finest jazz performers.
>> Following the workshop, later that night as part of Stonnington Jazz
>> 2013, there will a very special
>> concert featuring the lecturers from the workshop and members of the
>> current Stonnington Youth
>> Jazz Initiative with Allan Browne and Bob Sedergreen. Bob Sedergreen¹s
>> Come Together Band
>> brings together musicians from across Australia and from different
>> musical backgrounds in a special
>> one-off performance.
>> Please see full event and registration details below:
>> Workshop Date: Thursday May 23, 2013
>> Time: 1:30pm to 3pm
>> Venue: Malvern Town Hall – corner of High St & Glenferrie Rd, Malvern
>> (melways ref. 59, C7)
>> Registration: Chapel Off Chapel: 8290 7000 or www.chapeloffchapel.com.au
>> Enquiries: email Rae Sedergreen: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> The City of Stonnington is proud to support the development and future of
>> young artists.
>> Peter Redden
>> Coordinator Arts, Culture and Events
Music: Count Us In 2012 song parts for ALL school instruments are now online: www.musiccountusin.org.au
Obtaining a login is free and easy for Australian schools (and home-schools). If there are parts or arrangements you would like, but cannot find, please email: email@example.com
All parts may be played along with the radio version of “Different People (Stand Together)”. ENJOY!!
Medea: Sasha Waltz and guests was a work performed at the 2009 Melbourne International Arts Festival. The education kit for this, compiled by David Perry, is linked to the Victorian curriculum. Music activities within the kit include a comparative musical analysis and a choral exploration. More kits are available through the Melbourne International Arts Festival website.
CONTACT: Sam Cooke, Festival Administrator - Sam.Cooke@allansbillyhyde.com.au
REGISTRATION: 27 April – 11 May 2012
DESCRIPTION: Melbourne School Bands and Strings Festival
Wednesday 8 – Saturday 25 August 2012
The MSBSF is one of Australia’s biggest and most prestigious events for school musicians, with over 8,000 students from metropolitan Melbourne, country Victoria and interstate participating each year. Commencing in 1989 with just over 20 bands, the festival has grown to include an enormous 240 concert bands, jazz ensembles and string groups. It aims to support music education for school students, and provides schools with the opportunity to work with a leading international educator as Chief Adjudicator.
The festival format consists of three basic activities. Ensembles perform works from prescribed music lists with educational focus that allow students to experience music composed specifically for this idiom. The students also partake in listening to other groups within their section perform, and take part in a tutorial activity best suited to their category and experience. As well as a performance goal for ensembles, the festival also provides professional development opportunities and an experience to perform in one of Melbourne’s finest performance venues, Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University. In 2012, the festival will take place from 8 to 25 August with an exciting gala concert on the final night. We warmly extend the invitation to all members of the public to attend the sessions and gala concert. More information can be found on our website www.allansbillyhyde.com.au
This June the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will open the doors of the Melbourne Town Hall to over 10,000 school students, parents and teachers for the Orchestra’s Education Week – a week solely dedicated to sharing the joy of music-making through the first-hand experience of live orchestral music.
Across five days, the Orchestra will present 13 concerts for audiences of all ages, including a full spectrum of interactive and educational concerts for school students. From Classic Kids with best-selling children’s entertainer and movie star, Jay Laga’aia, right through to Ears Wide Open with eminent Music Educator, Richard Gill, there really is something for everyone.
Following his innovative concert presentations with the MSO in 2011, UK music educator, Paul Rissmann, will return to Melbourne to host Meet the Orchestra and Meet the Music, two stimulating age-specific programs which offer insight into great orchestral repertoire. Paul has devised and led projects for the BBC Proms, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Conducted by the MSO’s Associate Conductor, Benjamin Northey, Meet the Music, for secondary school students, will dissect some of the biggest symphonic scandals in history. It will also feature the 2011 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year, saxophonist, Nicholas Russoniello, who will be appearing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for the very first time.
Meet the Orchestra, for primary school students, will feature works themed around musical ‘Heroes and Rogues’ and include another of Paul’s signature audience participation pieces (for many, a highlight of last year’s program).
Comprehensive teaching resources have been created for Meet the Orchestra and Meet the Music, and are available for download on the MSO website. Additionally, primary school teachers booking into Meet the Orchestra are invited to join Paul Rissmann for a day of Professional Development – specially created to cater for primary school music teachers and generalist teachers with limited musical knowledge – on Friday 1 June 2012. Bookings for this VIT-registered PD can be made by calling 03 9626 1198.
Concert tickets for students are available for as little as $10 ($8 for Classic Kids) and teachers attend all Education Week concerts for free. For more information, please phone the MSO Education Department on 9626 1198 or visit www.mso.com.au and follow the tabs to Education Week.
Melbourne Festival 6-22 October 2011
“For 2011 we will be producing four Education Resource Packs that will be available for free download from our website. They are packed full with information including teaching notes, classroom activities, assessment suggestions, links and other unique insights.”
Go to resource: The Melbourne International Arts Festival is held in October each year. The festival provides education programs tailored for schools as well as resource kits that accompany each event. Each kit provides curriculum information, teachers resources, and suggested classroom activities.
Go to resource: The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is a professional orchestra and offers education programs to schools. Their site has an education portal to their activities including school programs (for all stages), conducting workshops, artists in schools, teacher resources, work experience, and professional learning. Teachers and schools can register to gain relevant education kits for specific MSO concerts.
Go to resource: Melbourne Youth Music (MYM) offers programs and performances to children and young people. The organisation is supported by the Victorian Dept of Education and Early Childhood Development. Their activities include workshops, summer schools, weekend tuition, and they run a number of classical ensembles for youth.
More free lessons are available on musiccountusin2011.wikispaces.com
Try out the Boomwhackers playalong movie (played on glockenspeiel or boomwhackers) & Ukulele playalong movie
Some Queensland schools have recently unblocked the JellyBeans style online-percussion and singing videos, which are great fun! LINK IS HERE Most states have been enjoying this site for a few months now
Bring on September 1st @11.30am
Go to resource: More Than Opera (Victoria) is a Melbourne-based ensemble that aims to provide accessibility to opera.
Their site has access to information about events, including in-school performances specifically targeted for children, through their education programs.
6th Annual Mornington Peninsula Choral Festival – “Harmonies Unite”
This unique event is a celebration of choral singing on the Mornington Peninsula.
There are five events taking place in the beautiful surrounds of Toorak College and The Peninsula School, Mt Eliza.
Festival Day – featuring Community, Church and School Choirs.
Saturday 2 June, 2.00-5.00 pm in the Toorak College Music Centre and other venues.
Adults – $12; concession – $6; children – free.
Refreshments will be available.
“Let’s Sing” Concerts for School Choirs
Monday 28 May, Tuesday 29 May, Wednesday 30 May and Thursday 31 May- 7.00 – 9.00 pm in The Ansett Hall, The Peninsula School.
Adults and concession- $6; children free
For more information phone – Sue Gilbert at the Peninsula School – 9788 7839 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2011 (free) Teaching Kit for “We’ve Got the Music” just went online. It features free lesson ideas and teaching resources for Primary and Middle School classes, as well as brilliant ideas for inclusion and special needs. It is designed for generalist classroom teachers and music teachers alike.
All feedback welcome. Bring on 1st September 2011!!
If you haven’t signed up, please do, then you’ll be able to view the Teaching Kit.
Watch this space – the teaching kit for Music Count Us In 2011 is coming soon. It’s full of free ideas to enhance music education delivery in your school, including cross-curricular lesson ideas. Many free ensemble charts are already on the website www.musiccountusin.org.au . Don’t be scared of signing up – it’s really easy!
Go to resource: Music. Count Us In is a music advocacy event that draws attention to the value of music education in schools. Occuring once a year, schools nationwide are invited to sing the MCUI song at the same time. The event has been run since 2007, with around half a million students participating in all types of schools across the country. The MCUI site gives links to the songs performed each year, teaching kits, advocacy kits, and more information about the program. MCUI is linked to Music. Play For Life, a Music Council of Australia campaign for music education in schools.
CHECK IT OUT! Listen to the new song on the website … sign up for all the great free resources (for both primary generalist teachers AND secondary music specialists) … let us know what you think
FREE teaching kit and lesson plans are coming VERY soon.
Go to resource: Musica Viva provides around 2500 professional music concerts to venues across Australia.
Their site includes links to their ‘In Schools’ programs, and resources about why music matters.
The National Folk Festival (Australia) is developing educational resources. These include a free CD of 2009 festival highlights & IWB resources about the fiddle.
THIS clip shows Monday night’s Sydney Town Hall concert of 600 govt secondary school students singing Mozart’s Requiem, with NSW Combined Schools Orchestra. Brett Weymark did a brilliant job conducting on 13/5/13, as organised by the Arts Unit, NSW. http://vimeo.com/user11416839/review/66213329/84bcb23e4f
Gove FM, with support from the NT Government, will be hosting Nhulunbuy’s biggest ever festival day on August the 20th at The Hindle Oval.
The Take Control Youth Festival will be a drug and alcohol free event that combines sport, music, workshops and healthy lifestyle promotions.
Melbourne indie rock band Children Collide and Sydney hip-hop outfit Horrorshow will headline the event. Other acts include a number of great local indigenous bands like Alice Springs desert reggae stars the Tjupi Band, Darwin hip hop crews ADK and Emerald Sun and East Arnhems latest salt water reggae outfit East Journey.
Local high school band comp winners The Sleeveheads will also share the stage with former Gove local Tamika Rose’s new band The Riff. In the week leading up to the event The Indigenous Hip-Hop Project will run dance workshops for local youth.
Go to resource: Opera Australia is Australia’s national opera company.
The company consists of the chorus, orchestra, plus many behind-the-scenes technicians, designers, and other production staff. Opera Australia run school programs, including Oz Opera (where artists visit primary schools) and Opera for students (specifically for secondary students in Victoria and NSW).
Orchestra Victoria is thrilled to announce that we will be holding eight Education Workshops for music students in regional and peri-urban Victoria this year.
EDUCATION WORKSHOPS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS:
Maryborough: 6 – 7 June
Shepparton: 7 – 8 June
Swan Hill: 14 – 14 June
Hamilton: 18 – 19 July
Mornington: 25 – 16 July
Werribee: 31 July – 1 August
Sale: 9 – 10 August
Bendigo: 24 -25 October
End of Year Concert Hamer Hall Arts Centre Melbourne: 1 December
For details on how to apply please contact:
Joël Murray, Education Development Manager, or
Megan Dennis, Education & Community Coordinator (Monday & Tuesday)
Go to resource: Orchestra Victoria offers education programs for teachers and students. Professional development for teachers includes ensemble/conducting workshops and observation of orchestral rehearsals. Student workshops are offered in regional Victorian areas to secondary students who play orchestral instruments.
The following ideas come from musicroomburns.net
Advocating in these following small ways will get you noticed by the parents and the community:
‘Saxophony’ – NSW, Australia – Saturday 11 June, 2011
This year the Darling Harbour Jazz Festival is attempting to break the world record for the largest saxophone ensemble ever with 900+ saxophones! They will be playing an arrangement of ‘Waltzing Matilda – Happy Birthday’ (as it’s the Festival’s 21st Birthday). Additionally JozzBeat has built interactive teaching tools for all of the performers so that they can learn their parts and play from memory on the day. It is being delivered online!
There is more info at www.darlingharbour.com/saxophony
Go to resource: Musica Viva provides live concert experiences to secondary school students across Australia.
Packages include teachers resources and professional training. Experiences specific for elective music students are also provided.
Go to resource: ShoGo, run by Arts SA, is a government site funded by the Australia Council that sells tickets to arts events in South Australia. Their site has links also to arts companies, venue information and reviews on events. Events are searchable by genre and venue.
Music: Count Us In offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a talented young person to have their song sung by over half a million students.
Download the brief at musiccountusin.org.au/the-song
Each year the Sydney Symphony travels to regional NSW bringing concerts and workshops to communities who are too far away to attend our Sydney Opera House performances. Our regional tour also includes special performances for school-aged audiences during the day and Professional Learning opportunities for teachers.
In 2012 the Syndey Symphony and Sinfonia are touring to GRAFTON, TAREE and NEWCASTLE from 29 May 29-1 June. For information and bookings download the form below or email email@example.com
Go to resource: The Sydney Symphony Orchestra offers programs for school children, and provides in conjunction with these, resources for teachers. Past kits from previous Meet the Music series can be viewed online and requested from the SSO. The site also gives links to Meet the Music events and other educational events.
Go to resource: The Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is a professional orchestra, resident in New South Wales at the Sydney Opera House.
The SSO provides education programs including school concerts, links with orchestral players, and workshops for teachers. They also hold a number of education kits written for past and present SSO concerts.
Go to resource: The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is a professional orchestra resident in Tasmania.
Amongst their events, they offer education programs including concerts for students, open rehearsals, conductor training workshops, and sessions for teachers.
Go to resource: The Arts Centre Melbourne provides education programs specifically for school students, including performances and workshops.Their school workshops include music technology training and activities are linked with the Victorian curriculum. Their site contains further information about activities and performance events.
Go to resource: The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (NSW), located at Penrith in Sydney’s west, offers music education programs for schools and instrumental tuition. Each program is accompanied by education kits to assist teachers with program implementation. Programs are available for school students from kindergarten through to Year 12.
Go to resource: The Song Room offers music programs to school students, particularly those who have no access to music teachers, and disadvantaged students. Their aim is to create self-sustaining music programs in schools.Their programs include professional support for teachers, families, implementation of long term music programs in schools, partnerships with industry and community music groups, and research. Schools can become members of the Song Room and receive access to the website, resources, and training.
The renowned State Music Camp of Victoria turns 50.
For fifty years SMC has provided outstanding orchestral experiences for young musicians. The camp offers a rare learning opportunity for students to play music and be tutored by expert musicians and conductors.
Dates: 4 – 9 July (term 2 holidays) Saturday evening gala birthday concert
Rehearsal venue: Huntingtower School, Mt Waverley
Concert venue: Robert Blackwood Hall
We are also keen to hear from past campers who would like to perform in an orchestra as part of the 50-year celebration.
For details visit our website: http://www.statemusiccamp.com.au
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is pleased to announce the staging of the Victorian State Schools Spectacular 2011 at Hisense Arena, Sunday 18 September 2011.
Submissions are now open for Expressions of Interest from Victorian Government school groups wishing to participate in either the massed Dance or Massed Choir sections of the production.
For more information call 03 9415 1700 or visit: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/spectacular
Bookings for the 2012 Education Program are now open at Victorian Opera. This includes a special Cinderella theatre experience for primary pupils in a series of one hour presentations of Rossini’s La Cenerentola.
We will once again offer a Professional Development program for teachers and singers as well as further opportunities to host a workshop in your school with our Outreach to Schools program.
Upper Secondary school groups attending our mainstage productions will have an additional experience preceding a performance with the opportunity to meet with an artist from the production in our new Seminar series.
VMTA (Victorian Music Teachers Assoc) Performance Awards – entries close Friday July 1, 2011. It’s a great opportunity to gain
performance experience and receive feedback.
Date: Sunday July 24
Venue: Richmond Uniting Church, 314 Church St, Richmond
The sections are:
Primary School Instrumental,
Secondary School Instrumental
(adjudicator: Peter Bandy)
Primary School Piano,
Secondary School Piano
(adjudicator: Janine Sowden)
Entries close Friday July 1.
The prizes in the piano section are named the ‘Patkin Piano Awards’, in
memory of VMTA’s late Vice-President, Nehama Patkin. These awards were a
great success in their inaugural year (last year), and we hope to make this
year even better!
For more information, please contact the VMTA office
Amy Spruce - Office Manager
Victorian Music Teachers’ Association Inc
C 1.4/1 St Heliers St Abbotsford Vic 3067
03 9415 1314
fx 03 9415 1014
Office Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 10-3, Thurs 11.30-3
The VSMF invites school bands and orchestras to perform in some of Victoria’s premier performing spaces – BMW Edge, Iwaki Auditorium and the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre!! Come and present the results of all that hard work and dedication of ensemble rehearsals, and experience the thrill of performing for your peers.
Regional schools in Victoria’s North (and beyond) are welcome to come to Wangaratta and perform at the fabulous Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, or come to Melbourne – the choice is yours. There will be performances you won’t want to miss!
The festival provides schools with the opportunity to work with leading music educators as Chief Adjudicator. Watch your students transform as an adjudicator works with them (perhaps even repeating what you say…?) and see their eyes light up when they realise how well they can play when working together for the same goal.
It’s the full sensory experience; Young people making music, listening to themselves and their peers making music, watching how it can be done differently and analysing their own performance afterwards by listening to the recording provided. Teachers can measure how their students change when under the pressure of a real performance.
May 29, 30, 31 & June 1
Jazz Ensemble Section
July 22, 23 & 25th
The Edge, Federation Square
Concert Band Section
August 2, 5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19 & 20
The Edge, Federation Square
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
Go to resource: The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) is a professional orchestra resident in Western Australia.
Their events include education and outreach programs such as concerts for school students (including performances of set works), and webcasts and podcasts.
Go to resource: Western Edge Youth Arts is a Western Victorian not-for-profit organisation that provides arts experiences to young people. Their programs include an artist in residence program, and their site has support for professional learning and education kits.
World’s Biggest Band is a chance to make history playing live with Artistic Director and internationally renowned musician James Morrison in Brisbane on Saturday 13 July, 2013 as part of the Queensland Music Festival.
Concert bands, big bands, brass bands, primary and secondary school bands and individual musicians from across Australia are invited to participate.
Participants will download and learn a piece of iconic Australian music arranged by James Morrison specifically for this event.
For more information or to register your expression of interest visit www.qmf.org.au
Deep Blue Orchestra is a new style of energetic orchestral performance. Towns can request a concert (via Deep Blue’s website), and audience members can ask for copies of sheet music in order to participate in one song during the concert.
Deep Blue also promotes young musicians through workshops and their Young Blue program.