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Redland Rhapsody Chorus Brisbane 288wSWEET ADELINES AUSTRALIA CELEBRATE 25 YEARS

Sweet Adelines Australia is celebrating its 25th Anniversary, an outstanding achievement and a milestone for barbershop singing in Australia. We asked them what these choruses are doing in 2014 and what the future holds for Sweet Adelines. Read more

COMMUNITY CHOIRS IN AUSTRALIA

The Music in Communities Network recently released a report on community choirs, which presents statistics on this diverse and active sector for the first time. Read the report

MUSIC AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Councils can play an important role in supporting, encouraging and 'getting out of the way of' live music. In 2013 the City of Sydney has delivered a groundbreaking report into live music and live performance with 57 recommendations for action covering policy issues such as licensing and development consents as well as audience and sector development, supporting young people, access, community facilities and more.

PARENTS & MUSIC EDUCATION

As part of the campaign for a more musically active country, our music education efforts now include resources for parents. The Parental Engagement Project is a new initiative to help parents with information about practical action to support music in your school, instrument choices, the new curriculum, the benefits of making music, and more. See www.moremusictoolkit.org.au 

DSC 5826 smallCOMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

A recent Music in Communities Network project looks at one of the key issues facing community music groups – indeed, many kinds of community groups – finding space to meet, rehearse and perform. READ MORE