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National Exporting Masterclass
15 August, Sydney / 19 August, Melbourne / 21 August, Geelong
Sounds Australia is presenting a national exporting masterclass. Featuring the SOUNDS AUSTRALIA team and expert panelists, we encourage you to come and join the discussion. In addition, artists and managers can book time for a one on one meeting with SOUNDS AUSTRALIA to discuss specific international plans.

The Voice in Cinema Lecture
16 August, Melbourne
A performative lecture entitled The Voice in Cinema, tracing a history of the ‘acousmêtre’ – Michel Chion:term for the mysterious off-screen voice in cinema, through his own oeuvre and the works of Bresson, Lang, Syberberg, Spike Jonze and more.

Anatomy of an Album with The Beards
17 August, Adelaide
From demo to master, APRA AMCOS is picking apart a series of great Australian albums with the songwriters and producers who brought them to life.

HASS Careers: Where do you want to go and how will you get there
17 August, Melbourne
This half-day event will present participants with the opportunity to meet representatives and leading academics from the HASS sector, explore current issues, participate in discussions around best practice related to research outcomes, and foster collaborations.

Transformational Philanthropy – The Case of The Arts
18 August, Adelaide
The breakfast presentation by Kenneth Watkins and Jennifer Radbourne, authors of the recently published Philanthropy and the Arts, addresses a new approach to philanthropy that recognises how donor values, stories and investment can transform your company and your community. Through a lively and entertaining interview, you will come away with an understanding of the concept of “Transformational Philanthropy” and its application in fundraising from annual giving to the cultivation of major gifts.

All Girl Electronic
17 August – 7 October, Sydney
Be trained and mentored in music software, composition and arrangement, recording, production and performance by some of Sydney’s best producers.

WAM’s Higher Note Workshops
Applications close 17 August
Aimed at self-managed musicians in the early stages of their careers, Higher Note is a bespoke workshop program open to all WA-based musicians who want to take their careers to the next level, offering unprecedented access to career advice and networking opportunities.

Engaging Student with Disability (Creative Learning) Forum
18 – 19 August, Sydney
Exchange information, ideas and inspiration with industry experts and practitioners from the arts and disability network in this interactive two day forum for teachers, support providers and artists. This two day forum will not only fill you with ideas and provide you with skills, but will also incentivise collaborations between artists and schools. This is the forum for those passionate about working with students with disability or for teachers who want to learn some tried and tested technique.

The Door’s Open Masterclass
19 August, Melbourne
If you’ve exported before or are looking to for the first time, this masterclass will provide a comprehensive update on the latest opportunities, trends and changes taking place with export platforms around the world.

BodyTune: Arms Hands Instrument
21 August, Sydney
BodyTune: Arms, Hands, Instrument teaches you about anatomical and biomechanics aspects of arm actions when playing instruments and conducting.

Musical Melting Pot – The Art of Cultural Collaboration
23 August, Melbourne
Collaborations can transcend, and can polarise. What makes a good cross-cultural collaboration, and what should you be aware of when you agree to work with others on a shared music outcome

String Forum: Some Thoughts on Bowing and Sound
23 August, Sydney
This seminar explores some fundamental ideas about bowing and bow technique to promote efficient and effective foundations of sound production. Concentrating on simple and effective practice methods to develop performance.

Musical Melting Pot – The Art of Cultural Collaboration
23 August, Melbourne
Collaborations can transcend, and can polarise. What makes a good cross-cultural collaboration, and what should you be aware of when you agree to work with others on a shared music outcome?

Throw the money out the window: New ways of thinking about cultural funding
23 August, Melbourne

Presented by Creative Victoria, this seminar will examine new ways to think about cultural funding.

String Forum: Some Thoughts on Bowing and Sound
23 August, Sydney
This seminar explores some fundamental ideas about bowing and bow technique to promote efficient and effective foundations of sound production. Concentrating on simple and effective practice methods to develop performance.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music Open Day
26 August, Sydney
Get one-on-one advice from University of Sydney staff and students, find out about their study options, join a masterclass or hear a performance or two.

Is Arts Journalism Dying?
28 August, Sydney
This month’s SAMAG seminar takes a look at the decline in arts coverage has made waves across our industry. As ad spend increasingly shifts away from traditional print publications, so too does the investment in experienced journalists. So what does that mean for the arts?

ALL CONFERENCE: Artists’ labour and the speculation economy
29 August, Melbourne
This discussion will respond to expanded notions of organised labour in the arts, who are the risk-bearers and for what reward. Presenters will discuss forms of solidarity and reflect on the potential of artists as a global activist workforce.

Australian Ballet Music Talks
30 August, Melbourne
Like the dancers on stage, musicians and conductors are powerful storytellers. In these free talks, Music Director and Chief Conductor Nicolette Fraillon will chat about the 2017 composers and their works.

Making a Musician Workshop: Copyrights & Contracts
30 August, Adelaide
This workshop will navigate the ins and outs of contractual agreements and will also discuss when to engage a lawyer (always) and where to find one that understands music industry standards.

Sound Masterclass Series
Applications close 31 August
The Gold Coast Sound Masterclass Series will be delivered in four instalments by composer Lawrence English and successful applicants will participate in each.

Visibility Matters: Mental Health and Creative Arts Represent
1 September, Sydney
A night of exploration, deep-thinking and creativity including an exhibition with art stalls followed by a panel discussion featuring special guest Candy Royalle.

Masterclass Guitarist Professor Richard Smith
4 September, Sydney
Sydney Conservatorium of Music offers you the opportunity to attend a masterclass with acclaimed guitarist Professor Richard Smith. You are invited to witness him working with talented students, workshopping techniques to perfect their craft in an ‘open lesson’ format.

Geordie Brookman, Artistic Director State Theatre Company In conversation with Nicholas Carter, ASO Principal Conductor
4 September, Adelaide
In this talk Adelaide Symphony Orchestra(ASO) Principal Conductor Nicholas Carter and State Theatre Company Artistic Director Geordie Brookman will speak about how to marry the two art forms.

Singing Leader Training
8 -10 September, NSW
This 2  day workshop provides a set of valuable tools to assist you as facilitators, teachers, conductors and individuals to develop and improve your OWN singing leader techniques. Internationally renowned vocal coach and harmony master Brian Martin will impart useful techniques for you.

In Conversation with Briggs
10 September, Sydney
What does it take as an emerging songwriter to develop a professional career? Get up close and personal with Australian songwriters in this series of one-on-one conversations, held in conjunction with Sydney Fringe Festival. Moderated by Chit Chat, go deep into the heart of songwriting, and turning passion into a career.

An Evening With Simon Napier-Bell
11 September, Sydney
Stuart Coupe in conversation with Simon Napier-Bell (rock manager, author, composer, record producer and film maker). In a Leadbelly exclusive, Stuart Coupe speaks with one of popular music’s most influential music mogul’s Simon Napier-Bell.

The Sound of Pictures – Australia Ensemble
16 September, Sydney
Presented by Radio National’s The Music Show host, Andrew Ford, this program represents a new offering from the Australia Ensemble: an exploration of music written by composers for film as well as concert music that makes use of the moving image as part of its presentation.

In Conversation with Katy Steele
17 September, Sydney
What does it take as an emerging songwriter to develop a professional career? Get up close and personal with Australian songwriters in this series of one-on-one conversations, held in conjunction with Sydney Fringe Festival. Moderated by Chit Chat, go deep into the heart of songwriting, and turning passion into a career.

Crowdfunding Workshop Brisbane – Learn, Pitch & Collaborate
21 September, Brisbane
As session to educate & empower budding crowdfunding campaigners.

In Conversation with Sally Seltmann
23 September, Sydney
What does it take as an emerging songwriter to develop a professional career? Get up close and personal with Australian songwriters in this series of one-on-one conversations, held in conjunction with Sydney Fringe Festival. Moderated by Chit Chat, go deep into the heart of songwriting, and turning passion into a career.

Australian Ballet Music Talks
23 September, Melbourne
Like the dancers on stage, musicians and conductors are powerful storytellers. In these free talks, Music Director and Chief Conductor Nicolette Fraillon will chat about the 2017 composers and their works.

Songwriting Spring School
9 – 13 October, Tasmania
At the Songwriting Spring School, students will experience five days of mentorship and teaching from seasoned and skilful songwriters and musicians from around the state and country.

National Women Composers’ Development Program
17 – 18 October, Sydney
Participants will be mentored by several of Australia’s top women composers, as well as by members of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s outstanding composition unit.

Music Passport Program
November, 2017
Music Passport will present a suite of initiatives and opportunities that will support Victoria’s music industry to establish global links, learn from the best in the world and break into new international markets. Expect further details about the Music Passport initiatives in the months ahead.

Australian Ballet Music Talks
22 November, Sydney
Like the dancers on stage, musicians and conductors are powerful storytellers. In these free talks, Music Director and Chief Conductor Nicolette Fraillon will chat about the 2017 composers and their works.

Australian Ballet Music Talks
13 December, Sydney
Like the dancers on stage, musicians and conductors are powerful storytellers. In these free talks, Music Director and Chief Conductor Nicolette Fraillon will chat about the 2017 composers and their works.

Industry Connect
Throughout 2017

A new music program bringing music industry professionals to regional Queensland to help anyone interested in building a sustainable career in the music industry.

Cultural Infusion – Music of the Andes
Throughout 2017
This music program sees Inka Marka combine traditional Andean costumes, dance, musical performances and background information to deliver a music education package aimed at students.

Drug Aware YCulture Regional
Throughout 2017
This opportunity offers 12-26 year olds who live in regional Western Australia the chance to fund an arts idea that benefits their community. Projects must promote the Drug Aware message and contribute to the participants improving their artistic skills.

The Australian Conducting Academy Summer School
25 January  – 2  February, 2018, Tasmania
Under the leadership of Course Director Johannes Fritzsch, who begins his three year appointment as the TSO’s inaugural Principal Guest Conductor in 2018, students will benefit from rehearsals with pianists as well as at least five orchestra calls with the TSO over the course of the school.

RESOURCES

Senior Music by Meryl Jackson-Kew and Aleksandar Vujic
Senior Music is a collection of music pieces that are suitable for music study in years 10, 11 and 12.  It has been designed for the New South Wales Higher School Certificate, Queensland, Western Australian, Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian Certificate of Education and Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training. For bulk school orders or more information contact: [email protected]

The Arts Units Learning Hub
Throughout 2017
The Arts Unit Learning Hub is a new online professional development platform for teachers across arts and literacy. It is free to all det and edu email holders and access can also be granted to other members of the education community on application.

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

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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