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Women’s Board Leadership Program
Applications close 22 June
This scholarship program provides governance training and mentoring to help women seeking to advance their board careers.

Art of Music
23 June, Sydney

Presented by Jenny Morris, Art of Music is a unique and dynamic event combining both visual arts and music.

PBS Collaborative Radio Project
Applications close 25 June
PBS is proud to announce the return of the Collaborative Radio Project, a free training program that combines your creative ideas and a love of music, with the skills and training needed to produce a short radio story for broadcast.

Starting Ground
27 – 29 June, Campbeltown

Aboriginal musicians at any stage in their career looking to further develop creative and business skills are invited to the two-day sessions.

EMC Connect
28 June – 10 July, Sydney and Brisbane
Electronic Music Conference hits the road with a series of free events in Sydney and Brisbane.

Music Teachers Alan Lane Memorial Workshop
29 June – 1 July, Townsville
Music Teachers’ Association of QLD Townsville and District Branch Inc. proudly presents the 2018 Alan Lane Memorial Workshops.

Digital Export Masterclass Series
3 – 24 July, Various Locations
This July, Sounds Australia will host a series of export masterclasses around Australia with a particular focus on digital exporting.

The Melbourne Sessions
6 July, Melbourne
The Melbourne Sessions is a full day of programming for emerging and mid-career songwriters and composers who want to dig a bit deeper artistically, further develop their skills.

In Conversation with Dr Graham Johnson and Dr Stephen Varcoe
7 July, Melbourne

Dr Graham Johnson and Dr Stephen Varcoe: two of the greatest names in the history of art song performance on the international stage. This is your opportunity to find out more about the men behind the names.

Masterclass Series with Dr Graham Johnson
8 July, Melbourne

Recognised as one of the world’s leading vocal accompanists, Graham Johnson has worked alongside a veritable who’s who of distinguished singers.

Masterclass Series with Stephen Varcoe
8 July, Melbourne
Stephen Varcoe is known around the world for his work in concerts and recordings.

Acquiring and Building Effective Corporate Partnerships
10 – 24 July, Sydney
Learn to design, pitch and deliver win-win programs for long lasting strategic partnerships- involving shared objectives outcomes, understanding that each partner brings unique skills and resources to the partnership.

Early Music Workshop
14 – 15 July, Bermagui

At this two-day ensemble workshop you will explore some renaissance dance music and some sacred works both, vocal and instrumental.

Bigsound Music Tech Showcase Program
Applications close 15 July
Bigsound is welcoming applications from existing and emerging music tech companies with products at prototype stage.

I Manage My Music
15 July, location TBC

If you’re releasing new music in 2018, now is the perfect time to get into gear and solidify those plans. This workshop will teach you how.

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.

In Conversation with Mark Opitz
26 July, Canberra
Hear words of wisdom from Mark Opitz, one of Australia’s most successful record producers.

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?

Acquiring and Building Effective Corporate Partnerships
14 August, Sydney

Learn to design, pitch and deliver win-win programs for long lasting strategic partnerships- involving shared objectives outcomes, understanding that each partner brings unique skills and resources to the partnership.

Emerging Music Teachers Workshop
21 August, Brighton

Are you a graduate music teacher or are in the first few years of a teaching career? Do you want support from other experienced teachers? Would you like to share your ideas in a stimulating discussion with like- minded educators and musicians?

The Business of Music: How to Thrive in A World Beyond CD’s
23 – 26 August, Sunshine Coast
This year, the iconic Gympie Music Muster is introducing a bunch of new workshops and forums to their program, to give patrons an experience that is far more than just the regular live performances.

Everyday Jazz: Alexander Technique
8 – 9 September, Sydney
Weekend workshop with international master teacher Cathy Madden.

Performance Excellence with Cathy Madden
11 – 13 September, Sydney

Dynamic and personal coaching in a small intimate group on the practical application of Alexander Technique to your performance activity.

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.

EDGE Inner West Council EOI’s
Inner West Council is taking EOI’s for EDGE Inner West! A series of local activations to support our creative community and showcase their talents. Local community group, business or artist should register their interest.


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

Support Act Wellbeing Hotline
Support Act has launched a free and confidential service which is available to anyone working in Australian music who needs to talk to someone about any aspect of their wellbeing. The service will also offer specific urgent support for people who may be a risk to themselves or others. It is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days per year by calling 1800 959 500 within Australia.

Bigger Better Brains
Calling all music teachers! Have you heard of Bigger Better Brains? They are an Australian team who want to tackle two massive challenges that most music educators face in their everyday lives: upskilling ourselves to understand  brain science, and educating our communities so that they understand, and by extension, support and value the power and place of music learning in every child’s life. They need your help! Here is a quick 10 minute survey to help them get it right for you.

Music Industry Harassment Research Survey
Australian musician, author and researcher Jeff Crabtree is currently gathering new research on harassment in the music industry. All music industry professionals are encouraged to participate in this survey which is approved by the UTS department of Human Ethics and Research Integrity. Data collected from the surveys will be used as credible basis for informed decision making and policy making.

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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