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An Audience of Millions for Australia’s Young Composers

Clare Kenny · March 14, 2017

Artology exists to develop the creative potential of Australia’s young people – and to exhibit their work for the world to see. Over the last few years, in partnership with the Sydney Opera House, Artology’s Fanfare Competition has helped young Australian composers showcase their work on a grand scale.…

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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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A Songwriting Experience Like No Other!

Clare Kenny · February 14, 2017

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.

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Music Education: Has Finland Got It Right?

Clare Kenny · January 16, 2017

Finland’s education system is world-renowned. Its approach of personalised learning and equal opportunity to learn for all students has meant it consistently tops global education rankings. We examine what this specifically means for music education in Finland and explore how it can be emulated in Australia.…

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Help Write the Biggest Song of 2017!

Clare Kenny · December 6, 2016

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.…

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Music – It’s Instrumental – and it can be Easy!

Clare Kenny · November 22, 2016

America’s National Association for Music Education has recently published their findings – that “middle schoolers love to do” when exploring music. Playing an instrument helps students become life-long music lovers.

Many teachers can feel a little stuck teaching music in the classroom.…

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