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AMF Institute Fellowship Program
Applications close 18 February

Atlantic Music Festival (AMF) various range of Fellowship and Institute Programs are now open for applications.

Unlocking Musical Potential
19 February – 8 March, Various Locations
A one day music education professional development course suitable for instrumental and vocal, primary and secondary, classroom and studio music teachers. For more details email [email protected]

Lyric Writing and Jamming Workshop
22 February, Canning
Presented by the City of Canning, Libraries Are Loud will see libraries throughout Canning transformed into spaces for inspiration and creativity, proving they’re much more than just places to be quiet. Bentley Library will host this workshop in partnership wth WAM.

Creative Care: Wellbeing In The Arts
22 February, Melbourne
A workshop presenting practical tips and tricks for self-care in the creative industries.

Kodaly Music Education Institute of Australia Back to School Day 2018 – Secondary
23 February, Penrith
The purpose of this course is to encourage, enthuse and assist music educators in building a sequential, developmental aural based program 7-10 and provide them with new ideas that can be incorporated into their teaching programs.

The Corner Diversity in Audio
Applications close 25 February
A mentoring program for women, trans and non-binary people who are interested in a career in the audio and technical industries.

Disarming Sexism in the Arts
26 February, Sydney
This seminar brings the arts community together to have this conversation in an interactive manner, offering everyone a voice and role in finding solutions for a collective way forward. Various arts leaders will discuss a range of perspectives and stories, with calls to action and a focus on what future change can we create in 2018 to make the arts sector in Australia a safer, fairer place.

I Don’t Sing But Think I Might Like To
26 February, Melbourne
A workshop with musician and counsellor Deborah Hart exploring the thoughts, feelings and memories that have stopped you singing.

ANAT Synapse Residency Program
Applications close 26 February
Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) is calling for applications from artists and scientists for their prestigious Synapse Residency program, which supports creative research collaborations between more than 100 artists and scientists.

Teacher PD Workshop – Inspire Your School Choir
2 March, Victoria
Want to make your students sing with glee? Choir director, Sally Gawley will share simple and effective tricks of the trade to enable you to launch and run a vibrant school choir that students will want to join.

I Manage My Music
3 March, Melbourne

This music workshop will feature speakers like Briggs, Lauren Taylor, Sweetie Zamora and Jen Cloher.

Voice Care Workshops with Anouska Taylor
6 March, Melbourne

An introductory speaking voice workshop to show you how to get the most from your speaking voice.

Young Women in Jazz
Applications close 9 March
A workshop program for female musicians aged 14 – 25 who want to learn more about jazz and improvised music.

Sing-Song Showtime Masterclass
10 March, Melbourne
Sing Song Show-time is an uplifting one-day master-class in singing, performance, and courage, with ARIA Award Winning musician Clare Bowditch.

Tea with Jam and Clare
10 March, Melbourne
Join Jamila Rizvi and Clare Bowditch for a very special evening of honest conversation and uplifting song – celebrating the themes of creativity and courage.

Sydney Eisteddod
13 March, NSW

This year’s Sydney Eisteddfod program includes 350 events and is open to all ages.  Applications are  now being accepted.

Australian Copyright Council National Seminar Series
20 March – 31 July, Various Locations

These seminars are presented by experts in the field of copyright law who are up-to-date with the latest policies, laws and applications of copyright.

Mastering Music Mastering Life
25 March, Victoria
The Mastering Music, Mastering Life Mental Health Summit will tackle discussions relating to the challenges facing professionals both within the music industry and those in all artistic and creative endeavours when it comes to maintaining positive mental health.

The Boite Schools Chorus Mission Songs Project
Applications close 29 March
With Artistic Director Jessie Lloyd at the helm, Mission Songs Project is an initiative to revive contemporary Australian Indigenous songs from 1900 to 1999, focusing on the Christian missions, state run settlements and native camps where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were relocated.

This Sounds Like Science: Music And The Cosmos
11 April, City Recital Hall, Sydney
Discover the deep connection between music and the universe around us through Gustav Holst’s The Planets accompanied by insights from acclaimed astrophysicist Professor Tamara Davis.

Teacher PD Workshop – Performing Arts For Your Classroom
4 May, Victoria
Want to make your curriculum sing? Learn how to incorporate performing arts into your classroom. Whatever your skill level, join Laura Knowling and Alex Utz as they bring music, drama and movement activities to life.

This Sounds Like Science: Music And Mental Health
18 July, City Recital Hall, Sydney
Join researchers Dr Sandra Garrido and Professor Katherine Boydell in an interactive session to experience firsthand how music can affect your mood.

International Film Scoring Summer Program 2018
20 July – 23 July, Bulgaria
Training a new generation of film and visual media composers with Hollywood film composer Christopher Young and Conductor Derek Gleeson, Grammy Winner Andy Hill and more. Places still available.

This Sounds Like Science: Music And Memory
9 August, City Recital Hall, Sydney
Join Professor Muireann Irish to explore how the brain responds to music, giving rise to such powerful effects even in the face of advancing pathology. How can we harness music to improve wellbeing and quality of life for those affected by dementia?

This Sounds Like Science: Music And Human Evolution
3 October, City Recital Hall, Sydney
When did the first humans begin to make music? What kind of music did they play? Join anthropologist and evolutionary biologist Darren Curnoe to explore the role music played in the lives of our Palaeolithic ancestors as well as more recent hunters and gatherers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Network
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Action Plan is establishing a new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Network to work in partnership with artsACT to plan and design programs.  Expressions of Interest are now being accepted.


Folk Music:
Australia Folk Blogspot – A terrific resource for folk enthusiasts  

Berklee Online
Berklee College Of Music in Boston and is the largest online music school in the world, has announced their first Master’s Degree program for music production and music business.

Contemporary Music:
Anatomy Music Focused Podcast
– A collection of podcasts on Australian contemporary artist and music industry issues

Industry Advice:
Beyond the Stage Podcast

3MBS and Susan de Weger present Beyond the Stage podcast, 30 minute interviews with highly trained musicians who have built successful careers in law, medicine, business and social enterprise. These podcasts will share career stories on how music education is a unique and valuable training for career success in any industry.

Australian Audio Guide
A collaborative endeavour by The Wheeler Centre and Audiocraft, the Australian Audio Guide collates podcasts and radio programs on a variety of topics – food, live storytelling, arts and culture, nature and place, sound art, music, parenting, social issues, and the list goes on. The guide celebrates audio creations with regular interviews, features and listening suggestions.

The Place of Music in 21st Century Education
Open Online
What do children need from education now, and in the future? This five module course is not just for classroom or ensemble music educators. It’s suitable for anyone interested in creativity-infused education, in contemporary education issues, and in the integration and use of digital technology.

The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health
Free online Course
The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health explores personal and community health and wellness strategies using visual arts mediums. Each online module showcases the applied use of creative visual practices. The short course run by the University of Tasmania is designed to introduce you to a range of practices that promote focus and connectedness to ourselves, our relationships and the world around us.


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