Music Journal

February 2017

Monthly Archives: February 2017
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Mindfulness in the Music Room

Clare Kenny · February 28, 2017

Tom Sabatino of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) in the U.S. has recently written on the importance of beginning music lessons with silence and encouraging his students to find presence in the music room.…

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Art Under Threat in 2016 – A Worrying Increase in Attacks on Artists

Chris Bowen · February 27, 2017

International agency Freemuse reports that global artistic freedom took a hit in 2016, with a doubling of attacks on artists and violation of their rights across 78 countries. The recorded data includes censorship and the more concerning ‘serious violations’ which included artists killed for practising their craft, as well as abductions, attacks, imprisonments, prosecutions and persecution.…

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Winners of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s 2017 Fellowship program. Image Credit: Keith Saunders

What is the Gender Balance in Australia’s Orchestras?

Graham Strahle · February 27, 2017

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra is to be applauded for its part in helping to combat what is clearly a deeply ingrained gender divide that persists in orchestras here and overseas. Seven of the 15 winners in its recently announced 2017 Fellowship scheme are female, including all the brass players.…

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Music and Trump

Chris Bowen · February 14, 2017

Music clearly wasn’t in for a smooth ride when it became clear no one wanted to play at President Trump’s inauguration. We survey the story for music in the US so far.…

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Victorian Opera’s Laughter and Tears

Victorian Opera and CutCommon Nominated for international Classical:NEXT Award

Graham Strahle · February 14, 2017

Australian has secured two nominations at this year’s Classical:NEXT Innovation Award, to add to the two Australian Fellows whose announcement we reported on here. Classical:Next is an international conference, trade fair and showcasing platform where music-makers and art music professionals from around the world meet to discuss future directions and innovative practice.…

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Music in Communities

MA illustrations final selection-communityLearn about community music in Australia.

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Music: Count Us In

MA Illustration Hands Education Australia’s biggest school music program!

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