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3 – 4 July, Melbourne

The global music community will come together againwhen CHANGES returns for its second year at its new home of Abbotsford Convent.

King St Corner Pocket Jazz Festival
4 – 6 July, Perth
King St Corner Pocket will showcase exceptional local artists, emerging and established, in a fun filled festival where you don’t have to walk more than 50m to hear a new sound.

Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference
8 – 12 July, Brisbane
The Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference was launched in 1993 in Adelaide, and brings together pianists, teachers, students, scholars, piano enthusiasts and composers from all over Australia and beyond. Early bird registrations close this Friday.

Nannup Music Festival
Applications Close 15 July
Held annually over the WA Labour Day long weekend, over which time the streets come alive with music, street performers, markets and people.  Nannup is looking for applications from a diverse range of artists and forward and innovative thinkers to share an inspiring festival experience that celebrates original music, art, nature, community and diversity.

Gondwana World Choral Festival
15-21 July, Sydney
The greatest gathering of choirs in Australia this century, coming together from around the world and across Australia to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Sydney Children’s Choir.

12th World Symposium on Choral Music
11 – 18 July 2020, New Zealand
The Symposium is the world’s premier choral event, it draws together the world’s leading choirs, conductors, composers and administrators for a superlative experience of concerts, seminars, masterclasses and workshops.

Aspire International Youth Music Festival
17 – 20 July, Gold Coast

A world renowned youth music festival, fostering a culture of musical excellence and international connectedness, raising the aspirations of all students who take part.

Arts Activated Conference
22 – 23 August, Sydney
Over 250 artists, art workers, disability advocates, researchers, policymakers and industry experts will come together to share and explore ideas and approaches for fast tracking accessibility for artists and audiences with disabilities.

3 – 6 September, Fortitude Valley
BIGSOUND is back with this year’s theme revealed as ‘The Artist As CEO’. BIGSOUND will be waving goodbye to its traditional conference home at the Judith Wright Centre and saying hello to Cloudland, providing expanded conference and meeting facilities right in the heart of the BIGSOUND Festival precinct. Apply before 2 May for the rare chance to perform in front of some of the most influential figures in the international music industry by showcasing at BIGSOUND Festival.

Bush Bands Bash & Desert Divas
4 – 8 September, Northern Territory
Entries have closed and the program is set to run as a three day camp followed by the Bush Bands Bash  and the Desert Divas performances on the 8th Sept at Telegraph Station.

Reeperbahn Festival
18 – 21 September 2019, Hamburg
Australia has been announced as the focus country at Reeperbahn Festival 2019.

Bellingen Fine Music Festival
26 – 29 September, Bellingen
In its 10th year, The Bellingen Fine Music Festival has cemented itself as one of regional Australia’s foremost fine music events with an expanding program of ticketed concerts, workshops and other events across a variety of genres.

Communicating the Arts
12 – 14 November, Sydney
Join the energetic and provocative conversations about these questions and more at Communicating the Arts conference, the first international communications conference gathering the visual and performing arts sector.

Woodford Folk Festival
27 December – 1 January, Woodford
The Woodford Festival experience is deep, rich and colourful and showcases more than 2000 local, national and international artists, musicians and presenters to an estimated audience of 132,000 people.


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