In the lead-up to the Music Australia Annual General Meeting on Thu 2 November in Melbourne, nominations for Councillor and Board positions are invited.
Music Australia operates as a national Council, and appoints representative Councillors to cover all fields of music. Councillors are appointed by the Music Australia Board to provide expert advice and guidance, and can represent a national music organisation or be an individual representing a specific field of music. Board Directors are elected at the AGM.
Councillors commit to a Charter available here and the Objects of the Council, below. They provide the brains trust which enables Music Australia to operate as a respected national umbrella body for all music. Councillors attend our AGM, become involved in Advisory Groups, join advocacy delegations, and are encouraged to attend events such as our Roundtable conference.
We currently have vacancies in a number of fields of music including school music education, folk and popular music, venues, festivals and choral music. We also encourage nominations from national music organisations to enable us to more effectively represent all music across the country.
The objects of the Council are:
- To foster Australian musical life and support all forms of music in Australia
- To bring together key organisations and individuals, and foster communication and cooperation between the various elements of the music sector across the country
- To promote and raise public awareness of the value and contribution of music and musicians to individuals, to education, and to the cultural and economic life of the nation
- To provide information and resources on music activity in Australia
- To provide selected services to the Australian public and to the music sector
- To foster effective development of musical activity by developing policies and contributing to and supporting policy development and implementation
- To advocate to government, funding bodies and other decision makers policies and actions which will benefit Australian musical life