The program is particularly interested to receive applications re. schools within the following priority regions in 2013:
In 2014 the priority regions will be Hume, Grampians, Eastern Metro and Northern Metro.
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.
Cultural infusion together with Reservoir Views Primary School will work in partnership on a one year arts project that explores and celebrates the cultural diversity of the school community thanks to Arts Victoria.
A series of artists and artistic personnel from Cultural Infusion will work collaboratively throughout the year with students, teachers and parents at Reservoir Views Primary School in various art-forms (including physical theatre, dancing, song writing/singing, visual art, puppetry and multimedia) with the end result being a performing arts production that will feature at the school’s end of Term 3 Concert.
Components of the production will also feature alongside the work of professional artists at the 2012 Australia Day Concert that is viewed by an audience of over 10,000 people. We will keep you posted as this exciting project progresses.
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
‘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.
Interactive media innovation (imi) is an ARC Linkage project. Part of this project involves the placement of artists in each the companies. Selected artists will spend up to 8 weeks over six months working at an interactive entertainment company in their capital city, where they may contribute to the development of ideas, observe processes, or develop partnerships, prototypes or pitches for future projects. The artists will, of course, be paid. We aim for these residencies to: - Provide artists with new networks for possible partnerships, vocabularies, fresh thinking about audiences and interactivity, experiences in creative cultures, - Provide interactive entertainment companies with fresh perspectives, access to skills and ways of thinking which may energize or innovate their processes, networks for possible partnerships - Research whether and how placing an arts practitioner inside an interactive entertainment company catalyses innovation The process of selecting the artists will start with a call for expressions of interest. This will be followed by a one day workshop in each of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The interactive entertainment companies will participate in that workshop and be involved in selecting the artist they want to work with. Not all the artists who participate in the workshop will be selected, but all who do come to the workshop must be prepared to commit to the residency if they are selected. Expressions of Interest can be made here http://www.imi-innovation.org/artist-workshops-placements/artist-workshops/ Closing Date 31 October 2012
Have you signed up yet to be part of Making Music Being Well?
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: Open the doors to the community for your rehearsal that falls within the MMBW week and turn it into a free performance. Take your choir or group to a nursing home, hospital or school. Organise a big sing at your workplace. Turn a school assembly into a musical celebration and tell students and parents about the value and benefits of making music. Convene a drum circle in your school playground. Run an open mic session at your local pub or club. Organise a gathering of community music leaders and organisers in your area and discuss how you could pool resources and share skills.
Register to be part of it at www.makingmusicbeingwell.org.au
AND … don’t forget – registration for our biggest school music initiative, Music: Count Us In, opens soon too!
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
March 2011 Newsletter from Music. Play for Life:
Resound, Count Yourself In (Sept 1st, 2011), Community Music Leaders Awards, Music Network for community musicians, Music and health, Musicians with disability, Stickers & posters
Why Should the Kids Have All the Fun!
Ooolation! Tasmania Singing Adventure June 30 – July 10 2011
Young Voices of Melbourne, in association with Festival of Voices and Ooolitic Music is running a singing camp for singers aged 18 – 28 (with flexibility) with three outstanding US leaders – Malcolm Dalglish, Moira Smiley, Joshua Kartes and Jeff Fellinger, along with Sydney percussionist Peter Jacob, Amelia Alder and Mark O’Leary.
We will rehearse for 5 days on the beautiful and remote Maria Island, before heading to Hobart’s wonderful Festival of Voices where the Ooolation! Singers will play a key role. We are looking for singers with experience who love music, performing, the outdoors and have a sense of adventure! Malcolm Dalglish has been runnning these camps in the USA for years, but this will be the first time Ooolaion has come to Australia.
More information is available at:
If you are looking for some musical enrichment in the July school holidays this might be for you. Please pass this information on to any senior or past students who might be interested.
Pure Drop – high quality audio and video footage (free) from the ABC & AFC & Federal Government, complete with free lesson plans and worksheets. Topics include Indigenous Music and World Music
Shows For Schools lists a huge range of shows available for schools wherever you are. Because they’re all on one site, it saves your time and energy. Search under various criteria. Check out which shows suit your needs. Enquire or Book online.
Richard Tognetti and members of the ACO played for students at Matraville Soldiers Settlement Public School (thanks to the support of the Australian Children’s Music Foundation). The article’s content includes advocacy for music education in schools.