Music: Count Us In


01 November 2018 12:30pm (GMT+11)

226 Days

The Song

Our 2017 Program Song was called ‘Shine Together’. It celebrated the joy of making music with others.



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Music education news and updates

University of Newcastle Launches New Education Record Label

March 14, 2018

NAPLAN is Sidelining Children’s Education in the Arts: NAAE

March 14, 2018

Around The World In A (Commonwealth) Day

March 14, 2018

Iconic Artist Justine Clarke As Music: Count Us In Music Mentor 2018

February 28, 2018

Funds Runs Dry For Canberra’s Music Engagement Program

February 28, 2018

Organising the School Music Curriculum By Proficiency, Not Age Level

February 13, 2018
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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 2017 song was created.

MCUI Program Song 2017

Learn ‘Shine Together’ with our Sing-Along video.

More Videos

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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