Music: Count Us In

ONE SONG.
YOUR SCHOOL.
MORE MUSIC.

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. Our main event will be live streamed from Deakin Edge, Federation Square (Melbourne).

Five lucky students from around Australia helped write ‘Shine Together’, the 2017 Program Song. They worked in collaboration with John Foreman OAM and Taylor Henderson. Not long, now, until over half a million kids all ‘Shine Together’ – singing the same song, on the same day, at the same time!

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Help us promote music education!  Share your Music: Count Us In story and this flyer with your local representatives, school and community.

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Registrations are now open!

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CELEBRATION DAY 2017

02 November 2017 12:30pm (GMT+11)

12 Days

The Song

Our 2017 Program Song is called ‘Shine Together’. It celebrates the joy of making music with others.

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Teacher Information

Register NOW for MCUI 2017 to make the most of all Music: Count Us In has to offer.

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YouTube

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

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Program Videos

MCUI – How does it work?

Animation explaining how the program works

MCUI: Creating the Song

Watch a clip of how the 2017 song was created.

MCUI Program Song 2017

Learn ‘Shine Together’ with our Sing-Along video.

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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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