Music Forum, Volume 16, Number 4



Selected articles from Music Forum Volume 16, Number 4

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Students in the driving seat for Music: Count Us In

On the recommendations of their music teachers and in consideration of their preliminary musical ideas which they submitted by email, nine students were chosen and flown to Sydney from around Australia to work in teams with some of Australia’s leading songwriters, under the expert eyes and ears of Ambassador, John Foreman.

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Dispatches from HQ

News from the office of Music: Play for Life...


National Network Acts Local

Under the banner of the Music in Communities Network a conference was held in Wollongong in May, the first in a planned series of events to give the national initiative a local, grassroots forum for community music organisers, practitioners and enthusiasts. The plan was simple: trial a full day, low-budget event where the focus is on networking, information-sharing and tangible outcomes for community music in the local area. Alex Masso wore two hats: Chair of AYMC and events manager of the Wollongong Conservatorium, the host venue. Here’s his take on the day.

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Making Music Being Well 2010

The campaign’s collaboration with the Australian Music Therapy Association to promote a week- long series of music-making events, Making Music Being Well, wrapped up at the end of May. The initiative has been on a dramatic upward trajectory since the inaugural event in 2006 and this year’s participation kicked things along yet further. Tina Broad has the wrap-up.

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Women in Harmony

A series of case studies on the 2009 Music in Communities Award winners is now online at au. They explore some of the challenges and triumphs of last year’s winning choirs, bands and community music programs through interviews with group founders. Here’s an excerpt from the case study, written by journalist Shauna Stafford, on Queensland choir Women in Harmony, which formed in 2005 with an intent to create harmony within and beyond the choir’s rehearsal room.

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