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Conference on Performing Arts Healthcare
– 2 December, Sydney
The Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare (ASPAH) will be holding its annual conference, tackling health and wellbeing challenges for those working in the performing arts and their healthcare providers.

Asian International Vocal Festival
28 – 31 January, Hong Kong

A festival hosted by the International Vocal Music Federation, sponsored by the China Music Foundation and co-organized by various vocal organizations in the Asia-Pacific region.

Unsound Adelaide
14 – 16 December, Adelaide
This annual experimental music festival returns to Queens Theatre with an impressive lineup of international and Australian artists.

Small Fry Rock
15 December, Sydney

A music event designed for families who don’t get out to see as much live music as they used to and who want to introduce their children to music.

Canadian Music Week
Applications close 7 January

Each year Canadian Music Week attracts thousands of artists and industry from around the world to gather in Toronto, ON for an entire week of live music, learning, and making new connections.

Girls Rock! Brisbane
12 January, East Brisbane
Girls Rock! Brisbane and Backbone Youth Arts are proud to present the first Girls Rock! event for 2019.

The Great Escape
Applications close 11 February
The Great Escape is the festival for new music, showcasing 500 emerging artists from all over the world in 30+ walkable venues across the city plus, new for 2018, a festival site on Brighton Beach.

Folk Alliance International Conference
13 – 17 February, Montreal
Applications are now open to play at one of the world’s largest folk festivals and conferences.

DAYTiME – A Day of Technology in Music Education
22 February, Adelaide
Presented by Music EDnet, DAYTiME is an annual one-day professional development conference focusing on the effective integration of technology in music education. It offers a unique opportunity to hear from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced exponents of the use of technology in music education, as well as some time to network with your peers and share ideas and resources.

Secret Garden Festival
22 – 23 February, Sydney
With a reputation for providing a non-stop forest celebration of music, dance, performance art and interactive theatre over 48 hours, next year’s festival will bolder and brasher than ever before.

8 – 11 March, Adelaide
More than 40 sensational new acts from over 25 countries have just been added to WOMADelaide’s already strong 2019 festival line-up.

13 – 16 April 2019
Choralfest is a showcase for the amazing talent that are Choral Singers and Performances. It’s a great opportunity to work with and learn from international and Australian conductors who are masters in their craft.

Budapest International Choir Competition
14 – 18 April, Budapest

A choir competition for jazz, modern, gospel and pop music.

Fairbridge Festival
26 – 28 April, 2019

Western Australia’s folk, roots, blues, acoustic, Celtic, acapella and world music festival.

Canadian Music Week
6 – 12 May, Toronto

Each year Canadian Music Week attracts thousands of artists and industry from around the world to gather in Toronto, ON for an entire week of live music, learning, and making new connections.

Classical: Next
15 – 18 May 2019, Rotterdam
Classical:NEXT is the biggest and most essential annual meeting for classical music.

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.

The Great Escape
16 – 18 May, England

If you’re planning on attending The Great Escape in Brighton, England next year, you can take advantage of the Super Early Bird price for a 2019 Delegate pass.

Blues On Broadbeach Music Festival
16 – 19 May, Broadbeach
Multi-award-winning Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival is returning for its 18th year with top local and international acts you don’t want to miss.

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.

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


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