Songwriting provides students with an incomparable opportunity for expressing their creativity. Furthermore, collaborative songwriting allows students to explore ideas with other young people and to develop their musical skills.
The Music: Count Us In National Songwriting Competition is currently open to all Australian school students. The deadline for entries has been extended to Thursday 23 February 2017.
Music: Count Us In encourages young people to become passionate about music and music education. The annual Music: Count Us In program is built on the development and nationwide performance of the original Program Song – a song for students, by students. Every year since Music: Count Us In began, Australian students have competed to win the chance to help write this song.
The lucky finalists of the National Songwriting Competition will win the chance to work with Music: Count Us In Program Ambassador, John Foreman OAM – one of Australia’s most respected songwriters, producers and musical directors. Our student songwriters will also work with our 2017 Program Mentor. We have worked with some amazing Mentors over the years, most recently Jay Laga’aia (2016) and Marcia Hines (2015). Our 2016 Program Song, ‘Let It Play’ was one of the most popular songs in Music: Count Us In history. Explore the collaborative process of the 2016 Songwriting Workshop with this video:
Students now have an extra week to submit an entry for the Music: Count Us In National Songwriting Competition. Competition now closes on Thursday 23 February 2017.