What is Music: Count Us In (MCUI)?
MCUI is Australia’s largest school music advocacy and participation program, growing in its reach and impact since 2007. In 2017 – over 745,000 kids from more than 3,400 schools learnt, rehearsed and performed the same song, at the same time, right across Australia. We have thousands of teachers registered and using the programs in their classrooms.
Most students miss out on meaningful music education in schools. As few as 23% of Australian government schools are able to offer students a comprehensive music education. Research shows that learning music can help students’ self-confidence, self-discipline and team work, as well as academic skills in literacy and numeracy.
Who Wrote, Recorded and Produced the Song?
In 2018 five students were selected to work with Program Ambassador John Foreman OAM and our 2018 Program Mentor, Justine Clarke. Our 2018 songwriters were Abby Keenan from Victoria, Emma Jones from Wollongong, New South Wales, Sophia Chesworth from New South Wales, and siblings Hazel and Roanna Law from Queensland, Find out more about our 2018 Student Songwriters. Learn more about the 2018 program song.
Who Runs Music: Count Us In?
MCUI is run by the Music Australia a non-government, not-for-profit, peak body for music and registered charity. Funding is provided by the Australian Government through the Department of Education and Training until the end of 2018.
Can any Schools Participate?
Yes, high school, primary, early childhood, public, private, catholic etc.
We would like all schools and participating teachers to register online. The more registrations we have, the more powerful the statement to Government on the importance of quality music education for all children. If you registered in 2018 or prior, you will automatically be registered for future programs.
Not sure if your School is Registered for 2018?
Head here to search for your school. If you type in your details and it prompts you for more information, it means you are not registered. If it says you are registered, it means your schools is already registered.
When is Celebration Day 2019?
Date TBA soon! Usually it’s the first week of November.
Do I have to perform at 12.30 P.M. EST?
It would be great for everyone to perform at the same time across the country, as it draws media attention to the program, however, it may not be realistic in all situations. Please celebrate MCUI Celebration day a time of day that is most convenient for your school. 12.30pm EST makes it 9.30am in WA, 11am in NT, 11.30am in QLD, 12pm in SA and 12.30pm in TAS, VIC, NSW and ACT.
What Events are Happening?
We will have multiple events happening all over the country with at least one major event in every state and territory. As these events are planned we will send out announcements and update the website with the relevant information.