Music: Count Us In

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Celebrating music education in Australian schools

Music: Count Us In  exists to advocate for and celebrate music in Australian schools. Our national Celebration Day will be held on Thursday 2 November. We will soon be announcing the names of the lucky students who will help write the 2017 Program Song – the song that stops the nation!

 

 

 

CELEBRATION DAY 2017

02 November 2017 12:30pm (GMT+10)

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The Song

The annual MCUI Program Song is written by students for students. Our 2017 Program Song will be released in July.

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Teacher Information

Register NOW for MCUI 2017 to make the most of educational resources, professional development, celebration day and partnerships.

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YouTube

Check out our YouTube playlists. Find out more about how we work with schools to advocate for music education in Australia.

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Program Videos

MCUI – How does it work?

Animation explaining how the program works

MCUI: Creating the Song

Watch a clip of how the 2016 song was created.

MCUI Program Song 2016

Learn ‘Let It Play’ with our Sing-Along video.

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About Music Count Us In

Music: Count Us In is built around a unique program song. The writing of the program song each year begins with our National Songwriting Competition, open to all students from across Australia. The finalists of the Songwriting Competition the n gather together to write the program song, with the assistance of Program Ambassador John Foreman and a guest celebrity Program Mentor. The song is then recorded by students and released to all registered schools. The program song forms the basis of extensive resources for teachers. Available resources include lesson plans, videos, arrangements for musical ensembles, Auslan and Braille resources and more.

Music: Count Us In is for all schools –  primary and secondary, State and independent, metropolitan, regional and remote. Registration is FREE, offering access to professional development workshops and resources, including song charts and arrangements, classroom activity kits, special education resources and demonstration videos.

 

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