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Community Music Victoria and Urban Lyrebirds Join Forces for Sing English Project

Jasmine Crittenden
| April 28, 2015

Community Music Victoria has joined forces with Urban Lyrebirds to establish ‘Sing English’, a professional development program for teachers of EAL (English as an Additional Language). The project, which will be executed in the Greater Shepparton region in 2016, provides teachers with tools for teaching English through singing and music.

Several community groups have offered support, through financial donations, venues for training and publicity. Among them are the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District, Kildonan UnitingCare, GoTafe and the South Shepparton Community Centre.

“This is a unique project providing music and language benefits that we believe will enhance community cohesion and bring cultures together, assisting in creating lasting connections within the community,” Chris Hazelman, manager of the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District, told Community Music Victoria.

The project is now in the process of seeking additional funding. To offer support or find out more, please contact Jane Coker, coordinator of community music at Victoria Sings at [email protected]

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