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Fri May 11 2018

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!  Now You Can Register Your Event Online! 

ANCA are excited to be partnering with the Australian Music Association to promote Make Music Day!

Make Music Day is a day of music open to all in the organisations and individuals wherever people feel like playing or listening. Make Music Day Australia joins other events worldwide as communities come together in celebration of music and the countless benefits that making music brings. You are invited to join in and spread the word!

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day seeks to encourage all people to experience the pleasure of making music in all sorts of ways and settings.

The program will live and breathe by local leadership and the desire to be part of something bigger.

WHEN:  

Make Music Day, Thursday, June 21

WHERE:  

Wherever you can organise or join a music making event

WHY:  

The Australian Music Association invites people in cities, towns and places to celebrate Make Music Day, giving community members of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions the chance to experience the joy of making music together.

By establishing one specific day each year, June 21, to celebrate music, Make Music Day encourages both amateur and professional music making, and empowers individuals to seek out ways to celebrate music in their community.

For more information about Make Music Day Australia please contact the Australian Music Association on (03) 9254-1019 or at info@australianmusic.asn.au and please visit the website at www.makemusicaustralia.org.au

For more information about Make Music Day Australia please contact the Australian Music Association on (03) 9254-1019 or at info@australianmusic.asn.au and please visit our website atwww.makemusicaustralia.org.au - check out the video here
 
You can now upload your planned activities onto the website using this link: 
http://makemusicaustralia.org.au/events/submit/add

Like Make Music Day Australia on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/makemusicdayaustralia/

About the Australian Music Association

The Australian Music Association’s is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to be the voice of the music products industry and grow music making in Australia. For more information please visit www.australianmusic.asn.au

About Make Music Day

Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in over 800 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, in the alone 50 U.S. cities are organizing Make Music Day celebrations, encompassing thousands of concerts nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation, and coordinated by the Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.


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‘New Choral Composition Prize accepting entries’

 Bel a cappella’s inaugural Prize takes Australian music travelling

 Sydney chamber choir Bel a cappella will mark Music Director Anthony Pasquill’s 10 year anniversary with the choir with a tour to Russia and the Baltic in 2021. In early April they launched an initiative linked to the tour that promises to showcase new Australian music to the world.

The Bel a cappella Choral Composition Prize will award 3 Australian composers $1500 each for original a cappella choral works for up to 8 voice parts.  

Each of the 3 winning works will have its world premiere in one of the cities in the 2021 tour (to be chosen by the awarded composer), including St Petersburg, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallin and Riga. Their Australian premiere will be at the next concert Bel performs upon their return to Australia.

Pasquill believes that Australian choral music certainly has the capacity to match the depth and breadth of that being composed and performed in the traditional choral music countries of northern Europe and this Prize will give him and Bel a cappella the opportunity to demonstrate that.

Choir president Bruce Watson says, "When we launched our fundraising campaign for this Prize we were excited about creating an opportunity to bring new Australian choral music to the world. Now we also know we'll be supporting some local composers through this terrible time when so much work for musicians has vanished." 

Bel a cappella believes their Choral Composition Prize will make a big difference to composers in this difficult time for the Arts across the globe, providing both a sense of creative purpose and significant prize money to the three awarded composers.

Bel a cappella Choral Composition Prize

ELIGIBILITY: The Prize is open to any individual who is a permanent resident of Australia or Australian citizen. There is no age limit.

PRIZE PERIOD OPENS: April 1, 2020

PRIZE PERIOD CLOSES: June 30, 2020

A panel of jurors will review entries and award the 3 Prizes on July 31, 2020

Information/ Web: https://belacappella.org.au/composition-prize

Contact: Pepe Newton | Publicity Officer | publicity@belacappella.org.au  | m 0412 548 703

See the attached flyer for more information. 

 

 

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