Music Forum, Volume 15, Number 4


Selected articles from Music Forum Volume 15, Number 4

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Resound Responds

Musical Instruments for Bushfire Survivors

by Rachel Hocking

On 7th February 2009 devastating bushfires swept across Victoria, destroying 2200 homes, tragically leaving 173 dead and 7500 homeless. The fires were not completely extinguished until six weeks later. Two weeks after what is now known as Black Saturday, ABC Classic Breakfast program presenter Emma Ayres contacted the MCA. Listeners were phoning Emma with generous offers to donate musical instruments for bushfire survivors. Could the MCA help?

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Orchestras Festival for Regional Students

by Jane Robertson

For the past thirteen years, Tamworth Regional Conservatorium has conducted a four-tiered Orchestral Program, designed to provide professional orchestral training for students from the local community and outlying areas.

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Humble Recorder Leads a Charge

Thanks to John Bienvenue at Avid, campaign HQ recently found itself with 100 brand new recorders to give away to the first three schools to tell us how they’d use them. Emails flooded in from schools all over the country, from a mix of specialist and non- music teachers, keen to see the humble recorder help lead a musical resurgence in their schools. Recorders are on their way to Kandos Public in regional NSW, Alawa Primary in Darwin and East Victoria Park primary school in Perth. Here’s an insight into the musical lives of those three schools, each with its own challenges in providing meaningful musical experiences to its student.

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Men Making Music

by Scott D Harrison

For the stereotypical Aussie male, singing is a no-go zone, with borders guarded by dogs of suspicion and ridicule. But not everywhere. There are schools and adult choirs where men sing with confidence and pleasure. Concepts of masculinity are easily compatible with singing.

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Music In Communities Network

by Tina Broad

Australia now has its first national network to link people working and volunteering in community music: the new Music In Communities Network is alive and kicking!! Managed by Music. Play for Life, it was launched in May at the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University, in a half-day forum on community music.

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