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The Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare
30 November – 1 December, Victoria

This conference will tackle health and wellbeing challenges for those working in the performing arts and their healthcare providers.

Meeting Place
1 – 3 December, Canberra

The three-day Meeting Place program will respond to this theme and features some of Australia’s most culturally ambitious artists with disability. This event is expected to attract around 200 local, national and international arts and cultural leaders, artists and arts workers.

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.

Falls Festival
28 December – 5 January, Various Locations

Falls Music & Arts Festival is a multi-day music festival held annually in Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle.

Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee
1 February, St Kilda

This family-friendly event celebrates contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures with a one-day program featuring music and dance performances, food and market stalls, family activities, and more.

Boyup Brook Country Music Festival
13 – 16 February, Boyup Brook
The Boyup Brook Country Music Festival is one of Western Australia’s most popular music and camping festivals, held annually in February.

WOMADelaide Festival
6 – 9 March, 2020, Adelaide

The wait is over for the WOMADelaide faithful, as the first 20 groups are announced for the 2020 festival, to be presented in the picturesque surrounds of Adelaide’s Botanic Park.

Golden Plains Festival
7 – 9 March, Meredith

The Golden Plains Festival is held over three days during the Victorian Labour Day long-weekend on private farmland in Victoria, Australia.

Generations in Jazz Festival
1 – 3 May, Mount Gambier
Generations in Jazz, nurturing our stars of tomorrow! Bringing together over 5,000 musicians including high school students (from over 125 schools) plus global artists, Generations in Jazz is a unique gathering of Australia’s most talented young musicians, competing in the Stage Band & Vocal Ensemble Awards while individual Jazz and Vocal Scholarships also highly coveted.

Teaching Music Online in Higher Education Conference 2020
May 14 – 16, 2020 (Melbourne, Victoria)
Researchers, practitioners, and graduate students interested, and/or engaged in how to teach or perform music online, and best practices for teaching and performing music online are invited to join in the conversations and/or present their researcher in the area.

Music and The Moving Image Conference XVI
29 – 31 May, NYU Steinhardt
The annual Music and the Moving Image Conference encourages submissions from scholars and practitioners that explore the relationship between the entire universe of moving images (film, television, video games, iPhone, computer, and live performances) and that of music and sound through paper presentations. Abstracts or synopses of papers (250 words or fewer) should be submitted by no later than December 15, 2019.

Brisbane Early Music Festival
6 – 12 April, Queensland

The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University will be the venue for a series of concerts and workshops which will showcase the best of Brisbane’s musical talents alongside those of teachers and performers from interstate and overseas and stretch, nurture and challenge musicians to grow and improve their skills.


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