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SIMA Presents Jazz: Now
12 January – 22 March, Sydney

The Sydney Improvised Music Association’s JAZZ:NOW summer season showcases an exciting line-up designed to expose audiences to the very best Australian creative music. Presented in a number of fantastic venues across Sydney the offerings highlight the diversity that exists within the Australian Jazz landscape.

Unlocking Musical Potential
25 February – 7 May, Various Locations
Learn about the impact of mindset on musical development, and why some kids quit quickly whilst others develop the character to persist. Learn how practice really works – for example the four different types of repetition and when to use them, how to teach practice, plus, a whole lot more. Email [email protected] for more and to register.

WOMADelaide
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.

DAYTiME – A Day of Technology in Music Education
22 March, Perth
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.

Choralfest
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.

DAYTiME – A Day of Technology in Music Education
17 May, Melbourne
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.

DAYTiME – A Day of Technology in Music Education
7 June, Brisbane
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.

DAYTiME – A Day of Technology in Music Education
14 June, Sydney
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.

ANZ Night Time Economy Forum
12 – 14 June, Sydney

A forum discussing ways we can create a vibrant night time economy in Sydney after dark, looking at Amsterdam as a case study.

Indie Week 2019
17 – 20 June, New York
Indie Week is a member-only conference for record labels and service providers with a strong focus on the exploitation of master recordings, licensing, networking and digital. Are you an indie label keen to take part in an Australian delegation to New York? Expressions of interest close 1 March.

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.

Bush Bands Bash
8 September, Alice Springs

MusicNT present Bush Bands Bash, the annual showcase of contemporary Indigenous music at Telegraph Station, Alice Springs.

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

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.

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