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Celebrating music education in Australian schools

Music: Count Us In  exists to advocate for and celebrate music in Australian schools. Our national Celebration Day will be held on Thursday 2 November. We will soon be announcing the names of the lucky students who will help write the 2017 Program Song – the song that stops the nation!

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CELEBRATION DAY 2017

02 November 2017 12:30pm (GMT+10)

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The Song

The annual MCUI Program Song is written by students for students. Our 2017 Program Song will be released in July.

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Teacher Information

Register NOW for MCUI 2017 to make the most of educational resources, professional development, celebration day and partnerships.

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Check out our YouTube playlists. Find out more about how we work with schools to advocate for music education in Australia.

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Music education news and updates

Paul Rissmann with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. 
Image Source: ASO

Breaking Down Barriers for Young People to Enjoy Orchestral Music

Graham Strahle · April 10, 2017

What orchestras arguably need most of all these days are skilled, talented and enthusiastic individuals who can bring the experience of orchestral music to young people. Oddly, they tend to be a small and rare bunch. This is because their abilities…

Uproar Over Claims That Teaching Music Notation is Elitist

April 10, 2017

Several Australian music academics, teachers and performers have added their names to a letter protesting against an article in The Guardian that says teaching musical…

Music: Count Us In’s 2017 Song Is On The Way!

April 10, 2017

At the core of our school music program Music: Count Us In is the Program Song. This is the most essential component of a program that culminates in more than half a million…

Taylor Henderson Joins MCUI 2017! Meet Taylor and our Student Songwriters!

March 28, 2017

Music: Count Us In is thrilled to announce Taylor Henderson as the Program Mentor for 2017.…

Learning Music Can Help Critical Thinking

March 27, 2017

Quite apart from the merits of teaching music for its own sake, there is a view being increasingly…

Program Videos

‘Let It Play’ Music: Count Us In 2016 – Why Music Matters

‘Let It Play’ Music: Count Us In 2016 – Why Music Matters

‘Let It Play’ Music: Count Us In 2016 – Why Music Matters

Music: Count Us In – How does it work?

Music: Count Us In – How does it work?

MCUI – How does it work?

Animation explaining how the program works

Music: Count Us In – Creating the Song

Music: Count Us In – Creating the Song

Music: Count Us In – Creating the Song

MCUI: Creating the Song

Watch a clip of how the 2016 song was created.

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A message from Senator the Hon, Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training

2016 MCUI Community Service Announcement

2016 MCUI Community Service Announcement

2016 MCUI Community Service Announcement

A message from Senator the Hon, Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training

2016 MCUI Community Service Announcement

MCUI Program Song 2016

Learn ‘Let It Play’ with our Sing-Along video.

About Music Count Us In

Music: Count Us In is built around a unique program song. The writing of the program song each year begins with our National Songwriting Competition, open to all students from across Australia. The finalists of the Songwriting Competition the n gather together to write the program song, with the assistance of Program Ambassador John Foreman and a guest celebrity Program Mentor. The song is then recorded by students and released to all registered schools. The program song forms the basis of extensive resources for teachers. Available resources include lesson plans, videos, arrangements for musical ensembles, Auslan and Braille resources and more.

Music: Count Us In is for all schools –  primary and secondary, State and independent, metropolitan, regional and remote. Registration is FREE, offering access to professional development workshops and resources, including song charts and arrangements, classroom activity kits, special education resources and demonstration videos.

 

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