Music: Count Us In (MCUI) encourages young people to become passionate about music and music education. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016, MCUI’s yearly program is built on the development of the original program song – a song for students, by students.
The MCUI National Songwriting Competition is currently open to all Australian school students. We are looking for young, enthusiastic songwriters who would like to have their work performed by over half a million students across the country. Finalists from the competition will come together for a one day Songwriting Workshop where they will work collaboratively in developing the 2016 MCUI Program Song. Student finalists will spend the day working with Program Ambassador John Foreman and with the 2016 Program Mentor. In 2015, our Program Mentor was Marcia Hines and our Program Song was ‘GOLD’.
This is how the MCUI Program Song was created in 2015:
Once the song is written and recorded, it will be released to over 2,000 schools across the country. The song goes out with a great range of educational resources so that teachers and students can explore new ways of bringing music to the classroom. The program comes together on Celebration Day – Australia’s biggest celebration of music and music education. Register your school for MCUI 2016
The MCUI Songwriting Competition closes on Thursday 18 February 2016.