Australia’s Young People ‘Shine Together’ – MCUI 2017 Is Go For Launch!

Clare Kenny
| July 18, 2017

July has been a big month for our school music program, Music: Count Us In. After treating some teachers to previews at the Maryborough and Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) Music Conferences in Queensland and Victoria earlier this month, the 2017 Program Song is now available to all!

The 2017 Program Song, ‘Shine Together’, celebrates the joy and confidence that comes from making music with other people. Listen to ‘Shine Together’ and share this Sing-Along video with friends and colleagues:

‘Shine Together’ was written by 5 student songwriters from around the country, in collaboration with Program Ambassador John Foreman OAM, and Program Mentor Taylor Henderson. The track was then recorded by a group of students from Sydney. We are pleased to share a clip of this year’s Recording Day with you. Learn about the process of recording and see how this year’s song came together in the recording studio.

All Program Resources will be released by 3pm tomorrow (Thursday 20 July) and will be available f1or free download from the Music: Count Us In website via the ‘For Teachers’ section’.

Resources include:

  • A suite of lesson plans
  • Braille scores (available on request)
  • Song tracks (MP3 files)
  • Teaching Videos
  • Scores for all sorts of school music ensembles
  • An animated video clip (available in August)
  • An Indigenous translation (available August/September)
  • An Auslan translation (available September)

These resources are available to all who would like to get involved in Music: Count Us In 2017. We already have over 3,200 school registered to be involved – and it is the biggest year ever. Help us make it even bigger! Register now to join us in song on Celebration Day, Thursday 2 November 2017.

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