Past Programs

Music Australia has a 21 year history of managing, collaborating on and enabling projects and campaigns to support the music sector. We have run a number of initiatives, all with the overarching goal of increased music making for all Australians. Some of our most successful and popular projects include:

Music: Play for Life

One of Music Australia’s most celebrated programs, national advocacy campaign, Music: Play for Life provided information, advice and inspiration to Australians to encourage them to begin – and stick with – their music-making journey. In 2011, Music: Play For Life received international recognition as winner of the UNESCO linked International Music Council’s Musical Rights Award. For information of advocating for music making at all levels, visit our Discover music pages, or read Advocacy resources and case studies.

Making Music Being Well

Making Music Being Well got more people thinking about the therapeutic and recreational benefits of being musically active. The message is: sing or play a musical instrument. It’s good for you! Making Music Being Well  was a week-long celebration of the links between active music making and wellbeing, most recently taking place all around Australia from 21 – 27 May 2012. The program was a collaboration with the Australian Music Therapy Association.

The FLAME Awards

The FLAME Awards ran from 2006 – 2011 and were awarded to schools with creative, inventive or exemplary music education programs. Open to government and private schools, the Awards were supported by philanthropists, Robert and Elizabeth Albert.

Read about the FLAME Award winners

Music Talks

MTake part in our Music Talks Seminar series.

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Music in Communities

MA illustrations final selection-communityLearn about community music in Australia.

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Music: Count Us In

MA Illustration Hands Education Australia’s biggest school music program!

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