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October 2012 Edition

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Introducing the Logo
By: Deb Carveth
Community Music Victoria is having a makeover! The ink on the new CMVic logo is almost dry and we’re feeling pretty darned pleased with the new look. The familiar old image of the suzephone or ‘trumpet’ as it’s always been thought of to this lazy brain, has done us proud but, well, to be honest we felt it was time for a change. Continue on page 2

21. Resources 22. Miscellaneous

SHOUT! Deadlines 20 November for December 2012 SHOUT! Extra Deadlines 16 October for November 2012

CMVic News
Introducing the Logo
(continued form page 1) The methods and ways we all use to stay connected with each other have advanced immeasurably, fed by instantaneous streams of communication deliverable via screens where the visual appeal of what’s being offered is paramount to the choices we make about whether or not to engage with it. If something isn’t pleasingly presented it’s all too easy to move on fast and find an alternative that is. So, slightly perturbed by this thought, Community Music Victoria took a good long look at the image its been presenting to the world and set about polishing it up. The change isn’t about branding or re-modeling our ‘product’ but about remaining relevant and vibrant and visible. We wanted a contemporary and visually strong logo to work well on banners and on screens and on letterheads. A logo where the colours could be played with according to the context and a logo to reflect and represent the vitality and strength that we share with each other and our communities through music making. Using social media as a tool, we can inform, celebrate and promote the work of our existing state-wide community music makers and also support and connect with the new communities flourishing on line which often surpass traditional barriers such as demographics. This is partly why we felt it necessary to jazz ourselves up a bit, given that the scale of the playing field has, quite literally, gone global. It would be great to engage with other music making networks from around the world as part of this process. Who knows where it could all lead? A wealth of shared knowledge and experience through which we can all learn. By embracing and engaging with platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, Community Music Victoria can efficiently share information about where to go and how to find real people to connect and make music with as well as growing and developing our existing networks. The channels of communication that are evolving through technological development increase our sense of connectedness and potentially play a huge role in empowering and educating us. We should use these sound bites of single sentence exchanges and Facebook wall posts to increase the opportunities we create to meet up and share experiences, and not as a substitute for more extended and personal ways of staying in touch.

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There are, of course, less positive aspects associated with keeping up with this constant exchange of information. Observe any group of people passing the time collectively in a queue or on a bus for example, and the chances are many of them will be checking updates and statuses or texting, which can reduce the opportunity they give themselves to connect with those around them. It’s amazing that we can read the Twitter newsfeeds giving a voice to with whom we share the day to day. Sometimes all this information and stimulation can become too compelling to disconnect people repressed by dictatorial regimes, but it’s sad if we subsequently speak less to people from and we relinquish our ability to relax without distraction. At CMVic, we love the idea of using these forums to encourage people to turn away from technology once in a while, to switch off and go slow. Seize a moment to appreciate the beauty in the world without the impulse to capture and post it for everyone to comment on. Reflect on things for what they are. Feel the amazing sense of harmony and the sheer joyousness of joining a group of people to sing and to play instruments with, if possible in the same room or space. Those ‘how to’ clips on Youtube make fantastic resources, but nothing beats experience of the real thing. And this is why the new logo is important. View it with a welcoming eye and consider it an anchor; a beacon of calmness, riding on the tide of communication to remind you to ease up for a while, smell the roses and re-connect in the traditional sense. Used well, social media can greatly enhance what we do at Community Music Victoria to support, promote and facilitate community music making and to carry our message far and wide. And from time to time we’ll be encouraging you all to pull the plug! The avuncular old suzephone may have been retired but its affiliations with connection and community are being carried forward to new places in new ways. Everything the new logo represents remains the same and as essential to the equilibrium and well being of today’s society today, as ever.
CMVic would like to thank Dina Theodoropoulos for her concepts and ideas in the early stages of developing the new logo and Ed Carveth for continuing them on to conceive the end result. Great job guys.

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Tune Up Article for Shout!
By: Lyndal Chambers
One the high points on the CMVic calendar is the annual Tune Up weekend in November at the Edmund Rice Centre in Amberley, on the beautiful bush clad slopes of the Yarra River in Lower Plenty. The Tune Up weekend is when community music makers and activists from across the state come together to celebrate the strength and power of group music making, to share repertoire and resources and to develop their vision for the future of community music in Victoria. The weekend provides opportunities to participate in workshops, play and sing together in informal jam sessions and to share stories and experiences over the dinner table. The Tune Up weekend has also ensured that stronger networks and relationships are forged and that common values are developed and shared amongst Victoria’s community music makers. This year’s Tune Up is again being held at the Edmund Rice Centre on the weekend of November 9th to 11th. The emphasis this year will be on engaging young and emerging community music makers, marimbas, ukuleles and singing, men and community singing and developing a session culture. As with past events the workshops will be dynamic and stimulating and there will be plenty of opportunities for informal music making and walks along the Yarra through out the weekend. There will also be more affordable and flexible accommodation options for Tune Up this year, with the ability to camp and self cater. We have engaged our own caterer, which will mean lower catering costs while still maintaining quality meals. The Tune Up weekend is an essential event for anyone who is or would like to be involved in community singing and/or group music making! For more information see CMVic events column in SHOUT! You can Download the application form from the Community Music Victoria website: www.cmv.org.au or contact us: cmv@netspace.net.au tel: 9662 1162 Back to the top

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Making Music Around Victoria
Making it count - Kwaya & the African Children's Choir
Article by: Luke Warden

Kwaya 2012 group, rehearsal mid August in Melbourne. Photo by: Matt Jones

It surprises some people to find that I am a chorister. Of all the styles of music to partake in, what it is about choral music that wins me over? Ask any of the 50 or so people who will be travelling as part of KwaYa Australia’s tour to Uganda (September 22 - October 8) and you’ll get 50 different responses, but they all lead back to the common themes of community, teamwork, and working towards a common goal that none of us could achieve on our own. 12 months ago, if you’d asked any of us if we could amass half a tonne of donated clothing and $110,000 in charity funds, we’d have laughed it off. But, throw in the offer of self-funded travel to a third world nation, to engage in humanitarian activities, to recruit and work with the next generation of the African Children’s Choir and to use our voices to change the world (at least for the 20 orphans who have been drawn from the slums of Kampala and given a life and a future with the African Children’s Choir), and we wouldn’t hesitate to get involved. We’ve come from all across the country to take this journey. Some of us have been friends and singing together for nearly 20 years. Some of us have never sung in a choir before. Some of us can read and write music, some of us learn by ear, some of us have very limited abilities; but when we gather together to perform the music, the atmosphere transforms, and our voices unite to create a sound that can, and does, move people to tears. When we sing together, we become greater than the sum of our parts and what would otherwise be impossible can become a life-changing experience. And no matter how young or old, the spirit stays in you long after the last note is sung. Here’s two of the responses from KwaYa participants after Kwaya’s rehearsal before their tip to sing and work in Uganda… "I felt so uplifted by the genuine acceptance of each other without judgments...a really beautiful vibe of camaraderie" – Sandra Bell

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“I had the most fantastic time. People came from all over the country and we went from a bunch of relative strangers to a group who were so strongly bonded all in the space of a couple of days. It's amazing that sharing our voices and our love of music can create this bond in such a short time. I cant wait to sing with everyone again!” – Kerry Gerraty You can join the next Kwaya tour to Uganda with Dr Jonathon Welch AM as Music Director in April 2013. See “other singing opportunities” in SHOUT! for details. The African Children’s Choir will be performing in Melbourne in August 2013 Back to the top

CMVic Info
TIME ON YOUR HANDS? If you can spare a couple of hours a week, Community Music Victoria needs you! Fancy volunteering a couple of hours on a Monday afternoon for this fantastic not for profit organisation? Community Music Victoria is based in an accessible building on bustling Flinders Lane where the coffee is good and the muffins are better! We are looking for a keen individual to be our media co-ordinator, 1.30-3.30pm on Mondays. The role will be to ensure Community Music Victoria is up to date with all its online events listings and information on Facebook etc. Contact Deb Carveth, Volunteer Coordinator, on 9662 1162 or email cmv@netspace.net.au Community Music Victoria seeks film/iphone clips Do you have any footage of your singing or instrumental group in full swing, which you’d be happy to share with CMVic? We would love to edit together some clips of community music making into a short montage to put on our website and show to the world. It doesn’t have to be first class filming worthy of Cannes, just a good steady take, even from an iphone, offering an insight into the great work being done using music to build and strengthen communities across Victoria. Alternatively, if you’d be open to the idea of your group being filmed, we’d love to hear from you about that, too.

Please send any short film clips or expressions of interest in being filmed, to deb_cmv@netspace.net.au

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CMV EMPLOYEE REGISTER From time to time CMV looks for people to take on occasional and temporary paid jobs. We want to make sure that people with a commitment to CMV’s values and relevant skills are invited to apply for these positions. To help make this happen we keep a “Register of Employment Candidates” and notify the people on it when employment opportunities arise. This is an invitation to apply to add your name to the register. All you need do is check that you fall into one or more of the eligibility criteria below and send us your current CV. Eligibility criteria: 1. Have participated in at least three of CMV’s skills sharing/peer gathering activities and/or 2. Be a CMV volunteer 3. Express or demonstrate commitment to CMV’s values. 4. Have skills or experience in at least one of the following areas • Administration and/or computers • Facilitation of community music leadership skills-sharing • Specialist topics relevant to community music making • Co-ordination and/or administration of community based activities • Volunteer management • Organisational management • Financial administration Send us a brief covering letter and a current CV. If the eligibility criteria are met (as determined by a panel from CMV’s board of management not including the applicant) you will be added to the register and informed of relevant employment opportunities. CMV’s full employment policy is available for inspection. Just email us at cmv@netspace.net.au and we will send you a copy. Back to the top

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CMVic Events
Sunday 7 October - Song-sharing and singing day in Kinglake to launch the new Phoenix Singers A day of joyful singing & delicious shared lunch. Everyone is welcome to come and be part of this day, and you have the chance to join the Phoenix Singers as they meet on an ongoing basis under the guidance of Erica Stryk Learn and sing songs with Kerry Clarke & the Whittlesea Township Choir Nerida Kirov & the Chocolate Lilies Barb McFarlane & VoKallista Leah Marlowe & Healesville/Yarra Glen singing group Where: Kinglake West Hall, 1055 Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd, Kinglake West Time: 11am to 3.30pm Enquiries and bookings: Erica ph: 5962 5040 or Email: ericastr@tpg.com.au Sunday 14 October - Singing Leadership Gathering and Skill-Sharing Day - Charlton Facilitated by Jane Thompson and Deb Allan; with a session on Singing With Ukuleles led by Di Burgmann and the Jigarre Jammin group from Girgarre. Bring a ukulele if you can; ukes will also be available for sale on the day. Who is it for? People interested in making singing & music happen in their communities... including • Current and/or experienced singing leaders • People who would like to become singing/music group leaders • Those willing to organise and support a community/workplace group • School music teachers; teachers who want to do more singing with their students The day will include: • Plenty of singing • Meeting and networking with others, sharing stories • Being inspired with new ideas for your group, or ideas for a new group, the Vocal Nosh model • Singing with ukuleles; bring your own or buy one on the day for approx $40 • A delicious lunch, morning & afternoon tea Where: Charlton Senior Citizens Rooms Time:10am to 4pm, Cost: $22/$11 concession - Lunch provided Bookings/application form: Jane 5472 3382 or jane@makingmusic.com.au Singing resources available to peruse and purchase Sunday 21 October - Sing and Song Swap Time: 3pm – 5.30pm Where: Bennetswood Neighbourhood House, 7 Greenwood Street Burwood VIC 3125 Cost $5 Bring afternoon tea to share Contact Community Music Victoria on 03 9662 1162 or cmv@netspace.net.au for more info

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Friday 9 - Sunday 11 November - Tune Up! - Weekend CAMP! A chance to get together in a beautiful setting on the banks of the Yarra River to play music and swap tunes, songs and stories with other like-minded music makers from across Victoria. Experience different styles of group singing and music-making. Attend workshops. Eat great food! Enjoy a walk in the bush! Think and talk about what makes these groups successful. Get new repertoire ideas and resources. All genres, instruments, ages and abilities welcome! Who is it for? Anyone who is involved in community singing and/or group music making or who would like to be! Practically explore a range of singing and music-making models. Tell us what you know about singing and playing music in community groups Share some skills and learn some new skills. Practise leadership skills Get help with group/musical issues Workshops will include: • Young and emerging community music makers • Marimbas, ukuleles and singing • Engaging men in community singing • Developing a healthy ‘session’ culture • Singing and/or Instrumental leadership skills Please Bring: Instruments, Resource ideas to share, songs to swap, bedding, camping gear (if applicable), food and cooking equipment (if self catering. There is a BBQ available) *Reasonably priced beer and wine available onsite Where: Edmund Rice Centre, Amberley Amberley Way, Lower Plenty (Melbourne) Time: Friday evening arrival from 4.30pm Departure 4.00pm Sunday Applications and Information: For more information contact either Community Music Victoria on 96621162 or cmvic@netspace.net.au Visit website: www.cmv.org.au Booking form below (page 3) Saturday 24 November - Singing Leadership/Networking/Skill-Sharing Day - Hamilton Facilitated by James Rigby with Margaret Crichton. Bring food to share for lunch. Where: Hamilton Baptist Church, Gray St Hamilton. Time: 10am to 4pm Cost: $22/$16.50. Geelong – A gathering/networking day of multicultural singing groups facilitated by Acabellas – date to be advised soon! Back to the top

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Vacant Positions
Instrumental Music Teacher of Suzuki Piano Moonee Ponds, Essendon and/or Keilor East campuses Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School is a large independent school with over 2300 students from K-12 at campuses in Moonee Ponds, Essendon and Keilor East. We have outstanding staff, facilities and programmes to enhance student learning. A Suzuki accredited Instrumental Music Teacher of Piano is required to teach private tuition to primary and secondary students. A Working With Children Check is required. The days worked are negotiable. If you wish to apply, please email your application, which should include a cover letter, resume and the names of two referees to Mrs Simone Fisher: employment@pegs.vic.edu.au. Phone: 03 9016 2000. Penleight and Essendon Grammar School Moonee Ponds, Vic Australia Deadline: 12 October 2012 Part time ongoing position commencing Term 1, 2013 Approximately three days per week Section Principal Bassoon Audition dates: Monday 10 December 2012 Candidates must be available for the whole day. Requirements: Mozart Bassoon Concerto in B flat Major, K.191 (Complete with cadenzas) PLUS second movement of Weber Bassoon Concerto, Op.75 PLUS orchestral excerpts, available Monday 26 November 2012 Closing date: Monday 12 November 2012 The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra offers an attractive salary package for the successful candidates. Applicants wishing to send a recording should advise this upon application and as soon as possible. Application Details: To apply, please send a CV (including mailing address, phone number and email address) to: Auditions Coordinator Melbourne Symphony Orchestra GPO BOX 9994 MELBOURNE VIC 3001 Email: auditions@mso.com.au Tel: 03 9626 1126 Fax: 03 9626 1122

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Section Principal Horn Audition dates Monday 3 December 2012. Candidates must be available for the whole day. Requirements First movement of Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4, including cadenza PLUS first movement of Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1 PLUS orchestral excerpts, available on 19 November 2012 Closing date Monday 5 November The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra offers an attractive salary package for the successful candidates. Applicants wishing to send a recording should advise this upon application and as soon as possible. Application Details To apply, please send a CV (including mailing address, phone number and email address) to: Auditions Coordinator Melbourne Symphony Orchestra GPO BOX 9994 MELBOURNE VIC 3001 Email: auditions@mso.com.au Tel: 03 9626 1126 Fax: 03 9626 1122 Back to the top

Singing Groups & Choirs
acabellas Singing We run community sessions every day of the week (except Sundays). You can swap around, come to more than one a week or even just occasionally....whatever you like. Here is a brief snapshot – Monday – Geelong – 60mins – Lisa Tuesday – Ocean Grove – 90 mins – Belinda Wednesday – Geelong – 30 mins – Belinda; Geelong 90mins Thursday – Geelong- 60mins; Geelong West – 90 mins – Belinda Friday – Geelong West – 60 mins – Belinda Monthly Saturdays – Geelong West (MEN) – 90 mins – Belinda enquiries: belinda@acabellas.net.au acabellas Children's singing and music making group Primary school children are introduced to the joys of singing, invited to play simple instruments and encouraged to move and groove with the fun and inspiring Sue Hindle. Mondays : 5:00-5:45pm ‘Kalkee Hall’ 46 Thompson Street, Belmont. $12 Weekly rate or Discount term rate (8 weeks- $80) Term 1 dates Monday 6th Feb – Monday 26th March For more information or to make a booking contact Sue - sue@acabellas.net.au SHOUT! October 2012 Edition 11

acabellas Fellas A community singing group for men was established in Geelong West in February 2011 and has so far welcomed 25 singers. Beautiful repertoire, clear facilitation and lots of fun. The group harnesses the strengths of experienced singers and warmly welcomes, supports and guides new singers. The Third Saturday of Every Month Cost $15 per session enquiries: belinda@acabellas.net.au Alphingtones The Alphington community choir is a great opportunity to sing in a safe, friendly and supportive environment. The Choir’s repertoire covers all genres, and all levels of expertise. Where: Alphington Community Centre, 2 Kelvin Road, Alphington 3078 When: Thursdays 8pm to 9.30pm (during school terms) Cost: $10.00 per week Contact/s Name: Michelle Fidler Contact Details: Alphingtones@hotmail.com or leave message with Alphington Community Centre on 9499 7227 ARCappella choir Community choir based in Preston, is currently recruiting new members. All voice parts soprano, alto, tenor, bass and previous choir experience is not essential. Cost: $50 per term. Wednesdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm at Donald Street Community Hall, Donald Street Preston. Amelia van Lint 0434 356 688 arcappella@arc-theatre.com www.arc-theatre.com Blokes Night Out / Men In Suits We're a bunch of blokes who have for the last 5 years sing every Thursday night in Armidale and perform as 'Men in Suits' under Stephen Taberner when he is in town, or currently under Sava Djukic ( a member of Suade) We do performances ranging from corporate gigs to singing in the streets of Melbourne to un-expecting audiences whether they like it or not. We are always open to new members so if you're a bloke, have a suit & you think you have a voice of any kind come along....... ring alan on 04022 419 60 or Bede on 0418 562 494 Carols In All Nations – Choir Leader The City of Darebin is currently looking for an engaging and inspiring Choir Leader for this year's Carols In All Nations. Carols In All Nations is a much loved community carols event - at its heart is our Massed Community Choir accompanied by Darebin City Brass. The event will be held on Saturday 15 December in All Nations Park in Northcote. A fee is offered for the role. For more information call or email Emily Fuller, Festivals & Events Officer emily.fuller@darebin.vic.gov.au on 8470 8593. Cantori Cantori, an auditioned a capella choir based in Warrnambool, is currently looking for altos and tenors.Cantori's core repertoire is 16 - 18th century music (Byrd, Gibbons, Pitoni...), with sideways slips into Sacred Harp singing and polyphony from the republic of Georgia. We have collaborated variously with Gavin Franklin (harpsichord), Nick Weiss (string bass), Jonathan Cox (piano), and the WSO. Our most recent adventure was working with The Resonators (gospel choir) and Deep Blue chamber orchestra to perform Bohemian Rhapsody to a standing ovation at the opening of the Lighthouse Theatre in Warrnambool. If you are interested in auditioning, contact Jeanette Hajncl on 5561 2291 to arrange a time. Cantori for lovers of fine choral singing

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Carlton Singing Women’s Group Calling all women singers to come along and learn to sing in a friendly and fun group atmosphere. Songs range from multicultural, jazz, gospel, to the latest or perhaps your own choice! When: Wednesday evenings Dates: 10 October – 12 December 2012 Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre 20 Princes Street, Carlton North Cost: $110 10 sessions $70 10 sessions, concession $15 Casual class For more information and to register your interest please contact: Christina on 9347 2739 or email at christinar@cnlc.org.au. The Chat-Warblers Community women’s choir based in Castlemaine, open to all women, led by Jane Thompson Where: Community House Castlemaine, currently in Faulder Watson Hall, Barker St, just up from the post office When: Thursday evenings during school terms, 7.30 to 9.30pm Cost: $10full/$6 concession; discount for paying by the term Contact: Jane Thompson - jane@makingmusic.com.au THECHO!R THECHO!R, created and directed by Dr. Jonathon Welch AM, is now looking for new members. Please feel free to contact THECHO!R for a membership application and information about their ‘come and try’ sessions held throughout the term. For more information contact Jan Hamilton, THECHO!R manager : thechoir@live.com.au or checkout: http://www.thechoir.com.au/ You can also follow THECHO!R on Twitter: http://twitter.com/THE_CHOIR and Facebook: http://on.fb.me/THECHOIR Choir of the Anglican Parish of Jika Jika is seeking new members. There are two branches of the choir, which sings each week at All Saints, Preston and St George’s, Reservoir. Time; Sunday morning, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Location: All Saints Anglican Church, Cnr High Street & Murray Road, Preston. Kieran Crichton 9471 9191 or music@jikajika.com www.jikkajikka.com Colours Of Sound Corryong Usually first & third Friday evenings at 7.30 – 9.30pm in the CEC room 42 Hansen Street with Marisabel Bonet-Cruz as leader. $5/$3 conc. Acapella singing and songs from musicals. All ages welcome to join. Ring Jan 0260774332 or the Neighbourhood House to confirm date/time (02) 60762176

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Come and sing just for the Joy of it! All welcome! Learn short, easy part songs, rounds and longer songs with harmonies in a colourful mix of styles. Enjoy your voice and group singing, learn some repertoire to sing with family and friends and experience feelings of wellbeing that a weekly sing-up will bring into your life. No solos, performance or music reading necessary. For the past 9 years Barb McFarlane has been leading a variety of singing groups and sing sessions within community events in the Dandenong’s. She co-directs the wonderful Community choir VoKallista She takes great delight in bringing a group of people together in singing in harmony. The sessions are: Mondays 1.30 -3pm The Uniting Church in the Avenue, Ferntree Gully Free! Hosted by EACH (Community Health) and Mountain District Learning Centre Singing for the enjoyment of it! No experience needed, no solos, no performance, no commitment or music reading, just lots of great songs, some with harmonies, many genres. You will feel uplifted by participating in this once a week sing! During Mondays of school terms. Term 3 is the 16th July – 17th September. Cost is $5 Contact Barb McFarlane - barbmcfarlane@bigpond.com Tuesdays 7 -8.30pm Kallista Community House. Call 9755 2622 for details and enrolment. Thursdays 7pm- 8.30 Emerald Community House. Call 5968 3881 for details and enrolment Community choir at Jika Jika Community choir at Jika Jika. Community Centre, 2 East St, Westgarth. ‘The Wednesdays’ is a friendly, relaxed group of people who get together for a sing every Wednesday at 7pm at the Oldis Gardens campus, Jika Jika Community Centre. All welcome. ph : Alicia 0410253866 Corisande Vocal Group - Geelong Corisande are a vibrant, fun vocal group that has sung together for two years and we need some low voices! (The occasional higher voice is needed too, but there may be a waiting list). Directed by Steph Payne, we sing contemporary pop, soul, world, folk, jazz and potentially anything else! We perform in Geelong, Melbourne and the Surf Coast at events, festivals and functions. We meet Thursdays, 7-9pm, upstairs at the Belmont Hotel, which should rightly suggest we don’t mind hanging out in the bar after choir! Contact Steph on 0409 856 071, info@corisande.com.au or see www.corisande.com.au You can also “like” us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Corisande/301503348248

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Creativity Australia With One Voice program We’d love people to join our choirs – those on healthcare cards may attend for free. Ashburton Sings: Wednesdays 6.15 - 7.30pm, followed by supper, Ashburton Baptist Church Footscray Sings: Thursdays 5.30pm - 6.45pm, followed by supper, Lutheran Church of Australia Frankston Sings: Mondays 5.30 - 6.45pm, followed by supper, The Nave, Brotherhood of St Laurence Geelong Sings: Mondays 5.30 - 6.45pm, followed by supper, Deakin University Waterfront Campus Greater Dandenong Sings: Wednesdays 5.15 - 6.30pm, followed by supper, Paddy O'Donoghue Centre Heidelberg Sings: Thursdays 5.30 - 6.45pm, followed by supper, Education Centre Austin Hopsital Hume Sings: Wednesdays 6.00 - 7.15pm, followed by supper, Homestead Community & Learning Centre Melbourne Sings: Tuesdays 5.15 - 6.30pm, followed by supper, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins St Kilda Sings: Mondays 6.15 - 7.30pm, followed by supper, The Salvation Army Chapel For enquires: enquiries@creativityaustralia.org.au or 03 8679 6088 or visit www.creativityaustralia.org.au Da Capo Singers are auditioning basses, baritones, and tenors. Da Capo Singers are based in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne with an eclectic repertoire. Rehearsals are Sunday nights in Berwick. For more information please email dacaposingers@yahoo.com.au or call Simon Loveless 9707 2036 East City Sound Performing chorus. Serious singers having serious fun! East City Sound sings four part harmony in the barbershop style. Thursday rehearsals 7:30 pm at St Stephens Anglican Church. Phyllis St Bayswater. www.eastcitysound.org.au Kathleen Chantry 9704 8238 0409 136 204 KathleenC@oracletelecom.net.au Empty Sky Is the Chalice home choir that rehearses fortnightly on Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm (Squawkestra do the other Thursday). We are exploring songs, chants and dances from sacred traditions around the world. It’s serious fun and there are no auditions. All welcome. Where: Northcote Uniting Church, 251 High St, Northcote Cost: $10 per session and bring some nosh to share afterwards Contact: Kavisha Ph: 0412 893 355 or Darryl Colless Ph: 9482 2884 Essendon Choral Society. ECS has been performing for over 30 years in Essendon and Melbourne with a range of music including opera, classical, Gilbert & Sullivan and light entertainment. No auditions required, come along and try. All singers needed, especially Tenors. Rehearsals at Penleigh & Essendon Grammar Junior School, Music room Raleigh Street, Essendon (opposite Essendon Football Grounds) Tuesday nights at 7.45pm Enquiries telephone 9390 3584 Wendy Smart Treasurer ECS

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Geelong Youth Choir Let’s Make Music! for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Every child is born a musician and Let’s Make Music! provides the perfect environment for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and the adults that love them to make music together. Classes are full of singing and dancing and utilise quality instruments and engaging props. Parents love sharing in the fun of music with their kids and learn the skills and confidence to make music an integral part of their everyday lives. Taking term 1 enrolments now. Date: Thursday and Friday mornings Times: 9:30,10:30 and 11:30am classes Venue: St Luke’s Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Scenic and Barrabool Rds, Highton Plenty of offstreet parking available Costs: $15/class payable by the term, Sibling discount available (siblings under 2yrs free) Contact: 0431 981 652 Bron Lawson Email: geelongyouthchoir@ymail.com Webiste: www.geelongyouthchoir.com Glee Club Glee Club is the only sing-a-long choir in town. There are no solos, no microphones and no commitment to come every week. Show tune Tuesdays 6:15-7:15. Classic Wednesdays 6:157:15. The Butterfly Club, 204 Bank Street, South Melbourne Tickets: $10 Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com or just turn up. Groovy Percussive Choir Playing Around with the Gospel Sound... Do you love Expressing yourself in song, Improvising, Exploring Rhythm, Finding your Inner Groove, Weaving Harmony, Revelling in Spontaneous Play, Meeting other like-minded singers and musicians? Why not join our inner city Groovy Percussive Choir? All kinds of singers welcome. If you play percussion or another acoustic instrument and can sing a little we'd love to hear from you. No sight reading ability necessary. If you can hold a tune, you're in. Magic things happen when like-minded folk get together and sing. We can buddy you up with someone who's more confident and Tiya is an experienced and passionate choir leader and performer committed to bringing out the best in everyone. Our repertoire is broad including originals and eclectic old and new. We sing with spirit, invigorating all our material with a charismatic or reverential gospel feel. Percussion and movement and other musical embellishment is part of the fun. For more info please email Tiya at singwithspirit@gmx.com Greenbrook Singers The Greenbrook Singers are a ladies singing group which has been established for a number of years but always welcomes new members. There is something for everyone with songs ranging from folk and gospel to golden oldies, pop and songs in other languages and from simple rounds to three part harmony. Newcomers are welcome to try us out for a session at any time. Led by Margaret Crichton. Where: Greenbrook Community House 40 McFarlane Cres, Epping 3076 When Tuesdays 12 – 1 pm Cost: $75 or $60 per 10 weeks Contact: Liz Walker , Coordinator Greenbrook Community House 9408 0916, greenbrookch@whittlesea.vic.gov.au www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au

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The 'Hearts in Harmony' community choir Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays 1-2pm at 125 Napier St, Fitzroy - part of the Atherton Gardens housing estate. With the emphasis on social inclusion, we sing a range of songs from simple rounds to jazz and world music incorporating movement, actions, signing and improvisation. Led by Susie Davies-Splitter (music lecturer at ACU), members come from near and far including Africa, Pakistan, Torres Strait Islands and India. No experience necessary just a sense of fun is needed. Come along and try it out! Contact: janie@welcometomusic.net Hip Hop Choir Looking for mcs, dancers, beat makers and anyone who loves to sing! Rehearsals held at Barkly Arts Centre, Footscray Thursdays 5.30-7.30pm. changeactnow@gmail.com Jive Brief description: Jive is a small mixed community group who sing jazz, swing and pop. We are currently looking for a bass singer, who can keep good rhythm, and wants to have fun with it. We sing accompanied and unaccompanied pieces. Learning tools are provided and vocal guidance given along the way. Must love the jazz and swing style, and must love supper time! Where: Private home in Rowville When: Wednesday 7.45 – 10pm $5.00 per month Paul Jamieson - 9762 2663 Jongleurs We are a non performing, friendly group, learning by ear a wide range of acapella songs. Singing on Thursday nights on the Southern Mornington Peninsula. No audition, experience or musical knowledge required, just come and have a great night of song and laughter. Contact Fiona 5988 6685 Joyful Strains A non-auditioned choir that espouses the joy of singing in a friendly and safe environment. Musical Director Ebony Birch-Hanger is an accredited Level 2 Kodaly teacher who has bought a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Joyful Strains™. Where: Southern Community Church of Christ, 2 – 4 Chesterville Road Cheltenham 3192 When: Mondays 7:30pm – 9:30pm (Victorian School Terms) Cost: $60 per term Contact/s Name: Sharon Cartledge Contact Details: shazziejs@hotmail.com or 0417311988 Kallista Primary School - Wednesdays 7.30 pm Community Choir VoKallista. Committment required as we do perform within our community and beyond. No auditions but we work on improving vocal, rhythm and listening skills in sessions and extra workshops with Voice Teacher Suzann Frisk. Very happy friendly group. Material varied but kind a folky and mostly acappella. barbmcfarlane@bigpond.com

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Kids In Darebin Sing Choir A new children’s choir for 4-8 year olds focusing on developing pitch, beat and rhythm through listening, singing games and songs. Where: Preston North West Uniting Church, Murray Rd, Preston West When: Tuesday 4pm for 45 mins during the school term Cost: $100 per child per 10 week Term Contact: Katie Hull-Brown - Katie_clairehb@hotmail.com or 9478 0336 Website: tunedinmusic.com.au La La La Melbourne's only French language chorale, is looking for new members. We would especially love to hear from basses and tenors. Knowledge of French not essential, but you do need to be able to sing in tune. We rehearse Wednesday nights in Northcote. Repertoire includes classical music, French folk songs and jazz. Contact Stuart: 0431 471 783 Lipstick and Spurs Performing original and cover songs with a country flavor. No previous experience required, but solo spots available for those so inclined. Sun 5 - 6.45pm at Northcote Uniting Church http://mc2.vicnet.net.au/home/lipstick/index.html Living Song Community Choir, Ivanhoe. Mondays during term time 7.30 – 9pm, led by Margaret Crichton. No auditions, all welcome. Come and sing for fun. Contact Livingstone Community Centre: Ph: 9497 2014. Little Sing Is a music program which nourishes the creative spirit of children and encourages them to develop confidence in vocal expression, storytelling and self-expression. Facilitated by community artist Ruth Schoenheimer and Chalice Minister Ali Sangster. Little Sing is an opportunity for you to join with your child in a gentle, joyous singing experience. Cost: $10 per family Location: Northcote Uniting Church, 251 High Street, Northcote 9482 2884 or www.chalice.org.au Majellan Singers Is a community choir based in Ashburton. We sing a varied range of secular and sacred music from the 16th -21st centuries and are led by accomplished singing teacher and choral director, Bill Simmons. We rehearse Wednesdays at Ashburton Uniting Church, 8-10pm. Contact Kathy on 0410 130 083 or email: cauley44@westnet.com.au Maroondah Singers Based in the eastern suburbs, and warmly inviting people who love singing choral music, while having fun and benefiting from top-class teaching, to join the choir. No experience needed; just an interest and the ability to hit the right note. The ability to read music is not essential. We rehearse every Monday night – 7.30-10.30pm - at Mountview Uniting Church hall, Mitcham. Contact: 0420 889 873.

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Melbournaires Harmony Chorus seeks male counter-tenor singers. We sing four part a cappella close harmony and welcome all voice parts, particularly those who can sing the high harmony line. Our repertoire consists of popular songs from past years, sung in the barbershop style, which requires a harmony line above the melody of the song. These higher notes are often sung in a counter-tenor or falsetto voice and add sparkle to the harmony. Our Chorus of 60 men rehearses in a friendly atmosphere each Monday from 7.30pm to 10.00pm at East Doncaster. We provide a range of resources to assist learning. The ability to read music is desirable, but not essential. We frequently entertain at functions for corporates, clubs and community organisations. Contact Roger Archman on 9898 6014 or email info@melbournaires.com or visit our website at www.melbournaires.com Melbourne Women's Choir wants singers - soprano and alto The Melbourne Women's Choir is looking forward to an exceptional year of concert giving, making a CD and beginning repertoire for an overseas tour. If you love choral music, the sound of the close harmony of women's voices, and have good music reading skills, we look forward to sharing the year's music making with you. Phone Faye Dumont 9818 1296 Melbourne Chorus: If you love to sing, we’ve have a place for you! We’re recruiting new members right now! Learn how to sing and perform a cappella harmonies. We rehearse every Wednesday night at the East Kew Music Centre. The cost is only $10 per week for prospective members, which includes music and learning CDs. Check out our website, or call us for more details. www.melbournechorus.org.au 0431 140 450 Men, Men, Men required . . . tenors and basses, to join The Bellbird Singers, a mixed community choir which rehearses in Warrandyte each Monday night of the school term. No auditions, but a desire to have fun, whilst creating pleasing sounds is required. We sing pleasant, middle-of-the-road songs, in 3 and 4 parts. Strong sopranos also required. Please call Lise on 0403 310 857 or email lisemoran@hotmail.com Musique Unique A cappella choir – new members always welcome. No experience necessary. Lovely people and lots of fun. Wide range of songs. Diamond Valley Learning Centre, corner St. Helena & Diamond Creek Roads, Greensborough When: Monday evenings during school terms, 7.15 pm to 9.15 pm Cost: $235.00 per semester (2 terms), Concession $195 Carol Williams – Diamond Valley Learning Centre Phone: DVLC on 9435 9060 Website: www.dvlc.org.au ONLY WOMEN ALOUD Choir of Hard Knocks Jonathon Welch AM and Kate Sadler, from Vox Synergy ("Battle of the Choirs" runners up conductor) invite all women who would like to join a special "project choir" beginning September. If you don’t like going out at night or are a stay at home Mum, ONLY WOMEN ALOUD is a new choir for women of all ages who are available during the daytime and to perform at a special Pink Ribbon Day concert on Mon Oct 22. Email onlywomenaloud@hotmail.com for more information.

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Pan African Choir Singing songs and playing percussion from around the continent, the Pan African Choir is unique to Melbourne. This dynamic group has been performing across the state since 2003 singing in many different African languages. This choir is great fun, the music is absolutely engaging and we perform at good venues, including festivals. www.panafricanchoir.com. Cost: $10 per week, 7-9pm. Northcote Uniting Church. Contact Jen Skate at jenmagskate@yahoo.com.au Parents and Bubs - WANTED! Parents who want to sing!! A 'parents and bubs' playgroup choir is starting up in the Heidelberg area. Using a rostered style playgroup model, parents take turns to look after the kids (in an area closely located to a singing space) while the rest of the group can sing! An experienced choir leader will lead the group. No singing experience necessary. The group is looking for more participants. For more info please contact Rachel 0423 167 601. Rogues Choir We meet at the Princes Hill Lawn Bowls Club 1 Bowen Cres North Carlton. Brunswick Rogues Community Choir welcomes new members to join the group: all welcome and no experience needed. Especially welcome people who sing low, tenors and basses. A cappella singing in harmony & wide variety of music in a fun, friendly and safe environment. Singing leader Nicki Johnson. Rehearsals on Tuesday 7pm-9pm Bookings call 0425 755 976 or email: nicki@nickinitro.com.au Sing Brahms, Delius, Dvorak, Haydn, Bach - with orchestras! Victoria Chorale welcomes new singers to join them for a fabulous program. Sing fabulous music with a friendly and excellent choir, and a very talented conductor - Raymond Yong. All singers welcome, particularly tenors and basses. Rehearsals Tues nights, Hawthorn. T: Ken 9482 2151; E: victoriachorale@gmail.com Singing for Fun - Kew Our group learns Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino songs, but we also sample other traditions. While the emphasis is on enjoyment rather than performance, our wonderful leader Sarah Mandie is gently introducing us to harmonies and helping us develop our voices. Meetings fortnightly on Thursday evenings 8.00-9.30 pm at a private home in Kew, with participants sharing costs. Ring Julie (9853 2057 or 0417 397 050) or send an email jcontole@hotmail.com Sing for Fun at Kallista Community House Tuesdays 7.00pm Singing session for everyone. Getting to know your voice and enjoying the beautiful sound the group makes when you get some harmonies going. Short songs, rounds and some beautiful longer songs that will inspire you. No performance, no experience needed but opportunities to sing with a community choir are offered. kallista@kallista.own.net.au Sing for Fun with the Wonthaggi Singers This spirited group aims for fun, stretching the voice, and song making. Mostly acapella, s'x Uke's. This ongoing group enjoys the development of friendships and a good laugh. Involvement in occasional performance is by choice. Where: Mitchell House, 6 Murray St, Wonthaggi When: 1st & 3rd Wed's during school terms Cost: $6 per night if pay by term Contact: Jennifer 0459 358 001 or jenchad5@gmail.com

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Sing Your Heart Out If you sing in the bathroom, even if you don't - come and sing with us. All ages, skill levels and experience [or none!] are welcome. A wonderful, welcoming group who delight in creating sounds of all varieties and cultures from around the world, and laughing together when it doesn't quite go as expected! Occasional instruments [other than vocal] occasionally offered if we feel like it - no pressure! Rehearsal Time: Thursday nights during school term, 7-8.30pm "Sing Your Heart Out" have relocated to Koonung Cottage, 109 Koonung Road, Blackburn, Email: kharding@tpg.com.au SingWest Singers wanted for SingWest. Everyone welcome. No Auditions Reward: Lots of singing, laughter and enjoyment Rehearsals: Monday in Williamstown 7:30pm Contact: Hugh 0413 591 342 Sisters & Misters Ensemble For anyone who wants to sing and who loves singing! An exciting, large vocal group incorporating group singing lessons and performance. Fun songs from 60’s to now with participants of all ages and singing experience. Beginners are welcome! Located at Reservoir West Primary School on Thursday nights. Cost: $110 / $90 conc Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location: Reservoir West Primary School. Carrington Rd, Reservoir Contact Person: Irene Bennetts Ph: 9470 6813 / 0412 822 126, sistersofsong@bigpond.com Soulsong Soulsong is for people who like to "sing out" and be part of a weekly singing community. It is for people who want to have fun as you free up your throat, get it off your chest and bring the cleansing & purifying effects of singing into your week. No experience needed. Each night includes a physical warm-up, a sound meditation, a variety of harmonies, blues, gospel, chants, show tunes, jamming and a tea break, of course! Mondays & Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm at St John’s Church Hall, Foster St, Elsternwick Cost $150 per 10 week term or $15 for a look-see visit. Contact Richard Lawton 0401 555 498 or richone@optusnet.com.au Soundworks Music Studio - Circle Singing We are starting a 'Circle Singing' for women and men over the age of 16 years. It works as follows; Circle singing is group singing with the emphasis on improvisation. It is spontaneous. Circle singing is about creating masterpieces on the spot. Voices are layered rhythmically and melodically. It allows one to use the voice as an instrument becoming bass, percussion or the flute, creating an a capella band in a matter of seconds. It provided a space in which one can play with the tone and timbre of the voice while blending and listening. Circle singing also explores the physical nature of music where one can express the voice through gesture or dance. Circle singing is about playing, it is bringing people together through creative expression. It is a whole lot of fun! When: Saturdays 3:30pm - 5pm Cost: $11 per session payable every 5 weeks If you are interested contact Soundworks Music Studio 9388 0052 or info@soundworksmusicstudio.com

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Southern Sounds Chorus in Langwarrin Open to all women who want to sing, entertain and compete nationally in a group! Take a leap into four part harmony Barbershop style. There's Real Friendship ~ Cracking Harmony ! ~ Seriousfun! Rehearsals Tuesdays 7.15 St Jude's Parish Hall Langwarrin. Enq: Judy 9775 4464; Christine 5971 2231 The Star Chorale The Star Chorale will be performing Brahms' German Requiem on 1st July 2012, in the wonderful surrounds of the Melbourne Recital Centre. We currently have over 100 singers, but there are a few vacancies for tenors and basses to improve choir balance. We do not generally hold auditions, but the ability to hold a tune is essential, and if you can read music it is an advantage. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 -- 9.45pm at the Methodist Ladies' College, Kew. For further information, please see our website www.starchorale.org or telephone the secretary on 0407 055 846. Sweet Sassafras Community Choir Sweet Sassafras Community Choir is an open choir for anyone of any age who enjoys singing communally. We sing a wide range of songs, including world, gospel, pop and traditional, with a focus very much on fun and friendship. We have about 30 active members (including quite a few blokes!). We regularly perform at festivals and events around the hills and enjoy a reputation for being innovative and inclusive. Singers can pay-as-they-go, with no contracts or commitments required. For more information, please see our website www.sweetsassafras.net.au or call Kaz on 0419 377 909. Sweet Sassafras Community Choir, meets every Monday 7.30- 9.30pm at Sasafras Primary School, Sasafras (Mt. Dandenong Tourist Road). Cost $10 per session.. U3A Still in the Pink Choir (Kingston/Mordialloc) The informal choir meets Thursday after noons 3pm to 4:15pm at the Old Court House, Albert St., Mordialloc. We sing to have fun and get younger. Come and see if it works....maybe even join in the singing as well! For more information: u3akingston@aanet.com.au The Urban Ranch Hands The Urban Ranch Hands, a country music choir, is looking for new members. We meet each Sunday between 5–7 pm at Leinster Grove Community Centre, Leinster Grove, Thornbury. Our repertoire includes songs recorded by Loretta Lynn, Southern Culture on the Skids, Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson, Uncle Earl, Asleep at the Wheel, Gram Parsons, Bill Monroe and others. There is no audition. We’re a country music choir, after all. And we’re not a pretentious choir, we just want to sing country music and have fun. Our backing band fluctuates in size but adds to our interpretations of great country classics! For further information email: urbanranchhands@hotmail.com or phone Anne on 0488 612 333.

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Violet Town Community Choir Violet Town is starting a choir, with a ‘come and try session’ With Barb McFarlane, on Sunday the 9th September at 1-3 pm When: on Sunday the 9th September at 1-3 pm Cost:$20 Contact: Helen Keighery - hejeel@mcmedia.com.au Vital Voices Women's choir In Albury meets every Thursday 6.30-8.30pm St. David's Olive St. Sing for Fun & Vitality and develop ensemble techniques-some community performances throughout the year. $12 per session. Enquiries Karen Roben 0458454050 karenroben@bigpond.com Vocal Nosh – Bellbrae We meet on the last Friday of the month (6 - 8pm) at Bellbrae Hall, School Rd, Bellbrae, just off the Great Ocean Road between Torquay and Anglesea. We have four leaders who put together a diverse program of easy songs for us to 'Sing Like Nobody's Listening.'Call Michele 5261 4807 or Anika 5263 1002 for further info or email bellbraesingforfun@yahoo.com.au Vocal Vibes Inviting women of all ages to take time out of their busy lifestyles to sing. We are currently searching for all voice parts, particularly high and low singers. Vocal Vibes sing songs in the barbershop style. Monday Evening 7.30 – 10pm Holy Spirit Church/Hall,120 Oban Road, Ringwood North, Vic. 3134 Diane Cheek - 0417 059 751 or Kerry Haddow – 0413 892 762 or info@vocalvibes.com.au Wednesday Waits Our new group is meeting every 2nd and 4th Wednesday mornings in Balnarring to sing and have a great time. Acapella songs, of many genres, taught by ear, no solos, no auditions, no experience or knowledge required. If you would like to just have a great time singing in a friendly group, come and join us. Contact Fiona 5988 6685. Welcome Singers Seeking new members. Meeting Thursday evenings at 8.00 The Basin Community House, 1221 Mountain Highway (next to primary school), The Basin contact: Charmaine 0430359931or charmaine.schmidt@westnet.com.au Whittlesea Township Choir We are a community choir welcoming all singers. Our songs are all sung unaccompanied and come from a diverse range of styles, countries and types. We enjoy a good harmony and the love of singing together. Our motto is Singers Are Bringers of Joy! Whittlesea Community House, 62A Church Street, Whittlesea, 3757 Monday’s during school terms, 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm Cost: $25.00 per term Contact: Kerry Clarke – Singing Leader 9715 1503 / 0408 134 280 kezlazjw@gmail.com

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Yukana Singers The choir was started 51 years ago, for the pleasure of its members and the community; any donations received go to charities, such as Camp Quality, Canteen, Peter McCallum Cancer Institute; the name of the choir is taken from the Aboriginal language meaning "Praise" No audition requirements Wednesday evening at Uniting Church, Boronia. Membership: $100 annually. Contact: Ben Abbenhyus 9764 1909 Zanzy Choir A translation for ‘Zanzy’ is happiness... very apt for a choir!! The Zanzy Choir is keen to recruit new members who love to sing, and who would like to perform at community events throughout the year. We’ll be singing a range of world, gospel, jazz, and original music. Michelle Morgan from River of Song will be leading the Zanzy Choir in Montmorency, with rehearsals on Thursdays 7.15-9ish. Please call 0409946994 for more details Back to the top

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Other Singing Opportunities
Kwaya Uganda with Dr Jonathon Welch AM April 6th - 20th 2013 Due to the enormous popularity of the Sept 2012 tour we are excited to announce the availability of 5 more places in April 2013. Kwaya Uganda 2013 is a project for self funded volunteers who wish to offer their talents and skills abroad whilst helping women and children in need at a grass roots level. We are seeking adventurers who are looking for a life-changing experience. Are you caring, flexible, humble, culturally sensitive and curious? The project is being made into a documentary for public viewing so you must also be comfortable having your face broadcast on television or the theatre. There are a total of 55 travellers. (40 singers and 10 helpers and production staff). We will be working in schools, doing some reno work in the slums, visiting orphanages, work shopping and singing with the kids of the African Children's Choir as well as performing across Kampala to enthusiastic audiences. The tour will culminate in major concert. This is an exciting charity project where singers get an opportunity to not only experience an unrivalled musical and cultural exchange, but make a lasting difference in the lives of our hosts. See www.kwaya.org for highlights of tour in Sept 2011. We will be contributing funds and manpower to * Sanyu and Amani Babies Homes * African Children's Choir Outreach Project - Hands On in the Slum areas of Kampala * African Children's Choir Primary School Project - Contribute to the travel costs of ACC touring Eastern Australia in August 2013. COSTS 1. Airfares - Approx $2500 2. Accom, Transport and Food - Approx $900 3. Admin - $100 4. Visa - approx $50 TOTAL - $3550 FUNDRAISING - Minimum of $500 per participant. ALL raised funds go directly into the projects we will be working on in Uganda. We encourage participants to raise as much funds as they can for the projects. The more funds we raise the bigger the difference we can make. Please find the Expression of Interest form at www.kwaya.org. This tour is highly sought after and we encourage early registration of interest. Contact: Marsha Gusti - President Kwaya Australia Inc - www.kwaya.org

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‘Faith, Hope and Justice’ - Saturday 17 November As part of the Harvestfest, Fay White will lead us in songs of in the ‘Vocal Nosh’ style most of you are pretty familiar with in the auditorium at the Kyabram Fauna Park from noon. Beginning with a good sing, followed by a light lunch followed by another sing winding up around 2.30pm. Cost for the singing session is $10 per head. (The open air festival for the rest of the weekend is free to the public) Following the singing session with Fay you will be welcome to stay for the Saturday twilight music program beginning at 3pm and finishing up around 9pm. Some great artists, including Fay will perform on the open stage out in the lovely bush park in front of the Fauna Park. The program will be opened by an ‘A-choired Taste of Gospel’, a wonderful choir from down Bacchus Marsh way who were the popular opening act for the final Sunday last year. The program also includes other top artists presenting music from the gospel and christian tradition including folk and bluegrass gospel to contemporary. It will be a buzz to have Fay up here in the north of the state for one of her popular sessions. Calendars fill up quickly so please mark this one down now – hope to see you there. Contact: Irene Labbett irenekyv@bigpond.com for more info and to book in for the Fay White session. Also check out http://harvestfest.org.au/ Larking About Under the Dome! Ever wanted to make a really loud noise in a library? Who hasn't? Then why not come along to a massed singing event under the magnificent Dome in the State Library. Two exhilarating hours of singing your heart out and harmony highs, in one of Melbourne's most spectacular spaces! Bathroom crooners to seasoned singers - all welcome. Leading us will be CMV's own Jane Coker along with Fiona McGillivray and Geraldine Hughes. It will be held In the Latrobe Reading Room (Dome Room), State Library of Victoria, Swanston St. Melbourne, 7-9pm Friday, 19th October, (doors open 6:30pm). Bookings required, full details on the Larking About website: www.larkingabout.greatlittlemedia.com.au

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Melbourne International Singers Festival - 5 – 10 JUNE 2013 The School of Hard Knocks Institute is proud to announce the launch of Melbourne International Singers Festival. Australia's most exciting new Festival for singers of all styles and ages! Jonathon Welch AM is thrilled to announce the launch of Australia's most exciting new singing and choral event, Melbourne International Singers Festival in 2013! The program will include an exciting and diverse new range of opportunities for singers of all ages that will encompass many diverse singing genres as well as the hugely successful Melbourne Festival of Choirs from June 8-10. Choirs from around the globe will have the opportunity to share their music, experience world class practitioners and workshops and perform in the best concert halls and venues right here in Melbourne. In addition to the Melbourne International Singers Festival, a new opportunity for choirs to compete in the Melbourne Eisteddfod will be launched. We will be announcing our new choral competition in the coming weeks, along with exciting news of all our other workshops and performance opportunities for singing of all styles. We cant wait to see you all here in Melbourne, the home of great music and the Arts in Australia, to share in Melbourne International Singers Festival in 2013! Email us to register your interest NOW and for more information and updates on the 2013 Festival program singersfestival@hotmail.com Melbourne International Singers Festival is in support of School of Hard Knocks Sing Your Own Wagner Choruses The concert featuring soprano Alexandra Oke will be held at 7pm on October 14. You can attend as many rehearsals as you choose and music and MP3s are available for downloading from the More Than Opera's web site to those who register, or we can supply this for $10. The participant's fee includes four rehearsals from 2 - 5pm on September 23, September 30, October 7, October 14 Click on the link to check out More Than Opera's web site http://www.morethanopera.com/events-and-productions/sing-your-own-wagner-choruses/ and find out more about what's involved. Benefits include: - Choir training led by Dr David Kram http://www.davidkram.com/ (international conductor who has conducted Wagner in Germany, France and Australia), - Enjoyable repertoire, including Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin, Pilgrims Chorus from Tannhäuser, Chorale and Finale from The Mastersingers. - Singers registering for the event were be able to download the sheet music and an MP3 highlighting their choral part and were be given additional support, - The arrangements are suitable for trained choristers as well as beginners who have a good ear. Click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfVAMa-2QCc to see some of the highlights of the Adelaide Festival event. To book: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=29872 as either a participant in the choruse or an audience member for the concert click here http://www.trybooking.com/BSEY or contact Graham admin@morethanopera.com or 0419 361 487 for further enquiries.

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Sounds of South Africa Tour – A cultural Singing Exchange 14 Days of Magic. End of September 2012 Inc. singing with Soweto Gospel Choir and other groups Song Leader – Richard Lawton. Estimated price $7,900 (subject to currency fluctuation) Includes: ● Return economy air fare and all internal flights ● Twin share luxury accommodation ● Airport transfers and coach hire to points of interest ● Tour of Lesidi Village and Apartheid Museum ● Tuition and singing practices with Richard Lawton ● Workshops with local choir teachers ● All breakfasts, and all meals in game reserve. ● Twice daily game drives with a skilled ranger and tracker. ● One day tour of the Cape Peninsula ● Welcome Dinner in Johannesburg & Farewell Dinner in Capetown Further information – email - babetteo@telstra.com Sounds, Sights and Soul of South Africa Tour. 6th to 20th March 2013 Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit a foreign country where you have the opportunity to safely and deeply embrace the music and culture of that country? Then look no further, because here is your unique travel opportunity to participate in the second Sounds of South Africa tour 2013 with Babette as the tour leader and Tracey Miller as the choir director. Further information and bookings please email babetteo@telstra.com Website - www.babettes-events.com.au Back to the top

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acabellas singing with strings & things Make time for some music in your week! Are you new to playing an instrument or have been meaning to get back to playing? Why not dust off your chosen musical instrument/s and bring your lounge room session out of the house! Enjoy learning and developing songs with others. For all levels and abilities. All instruments are welcome. Where: Geelong West Senior Citizens Hall, Autumn Street, Geelong West When: Wednesdays 7pm-8.30pm Cost: Casual Weekly Rate $12.50 or discount term rate Contact: Lisa lisasingline@acabellas.net.au Website: www.acabellas.net.au

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Calling Beginner Musicians - Squawkestra needs you! Squawkestra is an adult beginner community orchestra that rehearses fortnightly on Thursdays. We need more members (especially brass!) - If you play an orchestral instrument and can read music then come along every Thursday fortnight 7-9:00pm Northcote Uniting Church, High Street Northcote. Free to try! Membership $80/60 per year Becca Smith 0413 837 774 www.squawkestra.com Community Gypsy Music Ensemble in Melbourne Are YOU in Melbourne and interested in playing Gypsy music? Capable of reading music and keen to play in a large ensemble? Orkeztra Glasso Bashalde is an inclusive, 20+ piece community orchestra based in Melbourne, Australia. [Glasso means Gypsy melodies, Bashalde means musicians]. Repertoire includes Klezmer, Balkan, Rom and Middle-Eastern music. The Orke aims are to develop members’ musical and performance skills and to generate positive awareness of diverse traditional music cultures. The Orke is currently recruiting performers on all instruments, in particular brass, wind and strings. If you would like to be involved email the Secretary (Gary King) orkeztra@gmail.com All you need is your instrument, music stand, pencil and a folder for your parts. VENUE: Jika Jika Community Centre, Northcote, Cnr Plant 7 Union Sts, near Westgarth Station. COST: Per rehearsal $15/10/5, or 2/2/1 weeks free if subscribed for term. Orkeztra music samples and more information at https://www.facebook.com/orkeztra.org Corryong Ukulele Group We have been meeting regularly for 3 years at the Corryong Neighbourhood House. Beginners and experienced players welcome to conquer the basics and expand skills. We meet Thursday 1 – 3pm at Upper Murray Health & Community Services near Day Activity room, Kiel Street. We often give happy informal performances at Day Care and around the community. Check with Jan Lewis 0260774332 or Neighbourhood House 0260762176. Dandenong Ranges Big Band The DRBB plays the 1st Thursday of each month at the ‘Treble Clef’ Jazz Lounge, Paynes Rd, Chirnside Park from 7.30 – 11.00pm. A great evening of swinging, jazz and blues. Music Director: Kelvin Legg For further information: DRMC 9754 6566 Email: drmc@drmc.org.au Dandenong Ranges Orchestra Dandenong Ranges Orchestra is for Strings, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion. Instrumentalists of all ages and abilities are most welcome to attend. No audition required. Repertoire – classical, light classical and popular music. Currently we have approx 35-40 members covering most instruments but more strings are needed. There are generally 4 - 5 concerts a year and the orchestra is often involved in other performances such as festivals, commissions, and large scale projects organized by the DRMC. Rehearse Mondays 8 – 10pm Music Director: John Collins. For further information: DRMC 9754 6566 Email: drmc@drmc.org.au

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Darebin City Brass Community Band Youth Training Group. $15 per Term (Instruments are provided). Fridays 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Band Room, Cnr Mary and Cramer Streets Preston. Melway Ref.: Map 18 F2 Contact: Jack Kelly: (03) 9459 1329, jackkelly29@bigpond.com http://www.darebincitybrass.com/ Footscray Gypsies World Music Community Orchestra This is a world music community orchestra based in Footscray in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Our repertoire focuses on klezmer, gypsy and balkan music. The Footscray Gypsies meets on alternate Tuesday evenings, 6.30 to 9.00pm at the Bigwest Festival rehearsal room, above the iconic Dancing Dog Café Level 1, 42 Albert Street in Footscray (close to the train station). Fees: $15 casual ($40 for 4 weeks/2 months). Concession: $10 casual ($30 for 4 weeks/2months). All ages groups welcome Bring a music stand, pencil and folder. Sheet music provided. enquiries www.jensmusicschool.com jensmusicschool@hotmail.com or call me on 0413 128052 Guitar Orchestra auditions. CGSV’s Guitar Orchestra is conducted by Ben Dix, who also arranges much of the material.. Sight reading skills are very important in the orchestra, so you will be tested on this and one or two other things. For more information: www.cgsv.org.au Jika Jika Ensemble Small orchestral ensemble Looking for new players - violins, violas & woodwinds. Clarinet particularly needed. Experienced adult instrumentalists, those returning to play after a break and beginners all welcome! Saturdays 4-6pm fortnightly, Jika Jika Community Centre Northcote. Please phone Bronwyn 0416 335 015. KALULU KALULU (which stands for Kooky And Luscious Ukulele Lovers United!!) We have about 30 members already and meet every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 10.30am - 12.3-pm at Kallista Community House, Kallista. Its a fun and friendly ukulele gathering, which occasionally performs at various functions and gigs, but mostly just gets together to learn and laugh together. Anyone come along (young/old, beginners/advanced, blokes/sheilas). If you would like to know more you can give Kaz call on 0419 377 909. Mandolins D'Amour We are a plucked string ensemble (mandolin, mandola, guitar, cello, double bass) who meet every Thursday night at 7.30pm - 9.30pm at the Serrell St Uniting Centre in East Malvern. We play music of all styles from classical, folk, popular song, world music etc. We welcome players of all ages and ability with the only requirement to join being the ability to read music. 2012 Member Fee $150. Please contact Don Marsham for further information Tel: 9723 2933, Email: donaldmarsham@hotmail.com

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New Horizons Concert Band It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can learn to play an instrument and have fun at the same time. Whether you have played a bit in the past, or simply never had the chance, the ‘NEW HORIZONS CONCERT BAND’, could be the start of a new experience of music. The following instruments are on offer: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, French horn, Tuba, Euphonium and Percussion. Lessons and rehearsal on Thursday mornings Music Director: Brian Hogg For further information: DRMC 9754 6566 Email: drmc@drmc.org.au Oakleigh City Band Attention Brass & Percussion players, Rehearsals: Mondays 8-10pm Oakleigh Hall (upstairs), 142-144 Drummond Street, Oakleigh Visitors, enquiries, and new members are always welcome. Previous experience in bands is not essential. All ages. Band instruments are available. Tuition can be arranged. Contact Annyce: 0418 266 923 Orkeztra Glasso Bashalde Join in our celebration of Klezmer, Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm Balkan, Rom and Middle-Eastern Music. Participation is $10 full $5 con Jika Jika Community Centre, cnr of Union & Plant Streets, Northcote Contact: Facebook.com/orkeztra Phone Gary: 9481 3386 orkeztra@gmail.com Piano Lovers Group - Happiness through Music! If you learned the piano a long time ago, and were thinking of taking it up again now that you have more time to spare…If you’re learning now, and would like to practice your skills in a group of friendly like minded people – the Piano Lovers’ group may be right for you! Each month we have a theme – perhaps Beethoven or Dance music or Spanish composers, and we play for each other and discuss the music. Pianist may also play a second piece of their own choosing. Where: St Francis Church Hall, Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 10am-12:30pm For more info: Ray Yodgee - 9500 0224 Princes Hill Community Centre String group - Friday evenings (fortnightly) 6:30 – 8:15pm Co-ordinator: Dianna Walpole. Do you play a stringed instrument? (violin, viola, cello or bass) PHCC’s string group is for beginner & returning musicians meeting fortnightly in a relaxed & supportive environment. BYO instrument, music stand & sense of humour. Music supplied, all ages welcome. $5.00 per session Upstairs Studio 93877740 www.princeshill.org.au Preston Symphony Orchestra Preston Symphony Orchestra would welcome new players (violin, viola and bassoon) to join us Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7:40pm at the Preston Town Hall, cnr High St and Gower St Preston. Remaining 2012 concerts are on Sunday 3rd June, 9th September and 2nd December. Details www.vicnet.net.au/~psorch or email Barbara Trauer btrauer@trinity.unimelb.edu.au

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Ranges Young Strings Ranges Young Strings is for primary and secondary aged musicians who have been learning strings for a minimum 18 months and can read music. The ensemble will focus on fun music making, music literacy and performance. We offer string players musical challenges, social experiences and team building, as well as learning performance skills and ensemble development. Music scholarships are available for Viola, Cello and Double Bass players. meet on Mondays 4.30 – 6.30pm Music Director: Rosie Burns For further information: DRMC 9754 6566 Email: drmc@drmc.org.au The Southern Area Concert Band As a community ensemble, the Southern Area Concert Band family are always seeking new musicians in all areas of the band. If you play an instrument and are interested in joining us, or would like details of future performances please visit our website www.sacb.com.au Stonnington City Brass A community brass band based in Malvern. The band has many performances throughout the year including Council Citizenship Ceremonies, Christmas Carols, Afternoon Tea Dances, and many other community, corporate and private events. The band currently has members from all age groups ranging from 10 to 85, and is actively looking to recruit new members. Rehearsals are conducted on Tuesdays at 7.30pm, and the Training Band is on Mondays at 7.30pm. For more information about Stonnington City Brass please visit www.stonningtoncitybrass.org.au Sunraysia Ukulele Network (SUN) A splinter group of the Mallee Folk Club, has been meeting regularly for about 18 months. SUN is open to all and will appeal to beginners and experienced player. Participants will learn the basics of the ukulele and build on existing skills. Learn new techniques and increase confidence and enjoyment of the instrument. SUN is an inclusive group which aims to promote participation and learning experiences and meets on the last Sunday of each month from 2pm-4pm at the Old Mildura Homestead Cottage, Cureton Ave, Mildura. Info: 5024 1986 Surrey Hills Orchestra Rehearses Tuesdays at 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, cnr Montrose Streets and Union Road, up from Surrey Hills station; violins and violas very welcome. AMEB grade 7 or equivelent. Good sight-reading ability assumed. Concert each term: light classical; classical and early romantic repertoire. ph: 9877 5286 www.surreyhillsorchestra.org.au Back to the top

Playing Opportunities
Community Music Access Hands on Music for people with a disability facilitated by The Salvation Army Brunswick. CNR Gooch and High streets Thornbury, Tuesdays under 18’s program (in school term) Wednesdays open age. Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 - 11.30am. Cnr Gooch and High streets, Thornbury. Cost: $5. Carers free Contact: Stuart Lees 0403 316 671 Email: stuart.lees@salvationarmy.org.au

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Marimbas in Kyneton Adult playing group to be established shortly. Express your interest! Contact Andy Rigby, arharp2002@yahoo.com.au 0400 865 229 Melbourne Slow Sessions Every Tuesday Night from 7.30pm. Mark McDonnell’s Traditional Irish Music Slow Sessions are held at. Ideal for musicians wanting to ease themselves into the session scene. The first and third Tuesdays of the month cater to beginners, while the second and fourth Tuesdays are pitched to more intermediate players. Where: Father Flanagans Hotel, 484 Smith St in Collingwood Contact Mark on markjmcd@gmail.com or 03 9459 2295 Newport Fiddle and Folk Club: Folk Club Night: Last Friday of the month. Newport Community Hall, 15 Mason St, Newport, 7.30 pm. All welcome to BYO instruments, voices, listening ears. $5 /gold coin. www.nffc.org.au . Michael Stewart, 03 9399 4466. Open Stage Night - Upper Beaconsfield Community Centre Are you interested in performing? Come along & hone your skills in front of a real live audience! We welcome all forms of the performing arts: singing, mime, poetry reading, dancing, bands (practically) anything! Last Friday of each month at 10-12 Salisbury Road, Upper Beaconsfield. 59443484 St Kilda Festival – Musicians wanted Highlighting St Kilda Festival's continued devotion to local and emerging music, we are happy to announce the return of LIVE N LOCAL and the NEW MUSIC STAGE LIVE N LOCAL: 3 - 9 February 2013 The Live N Local program will again be presenting a week of local bands at local venues throughout St Kilda. This hugely popular program provides a platform for local musicians of all genres to join the week of festivities that culminate on Festival Sunday – 10 February 2013. NEW MUSIC STAGE: Festival Sunday – 10 February 2013 Hailed as one of the highlights of Festival Sunday, the New Music Stage is back again offering ten talented emerging bands a chance to play at one of Australia’s best known festivals. The crowd favourite will win $5000 and a bunch of other goodies. How to apply: Please read the FAQ and Terms & Conditions on website before completing the Application Form (links also on webste). Your application will be considered for the New Music Stage and if you are eligible, the Live N Local program as well. A non-refundable fee of $33 applies to all entries. This administrative fee enables us to fund the New Music Stage, and ensures all submissions are given a fair viewing before selection to play at either the New Music Stage or in local venues as part of the Live N Local program. In line with St Kilda Festival’s policy of supporting Indigenous participation, the entry fee will be waived for bands that have a member or members who identify themselves as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Applications close Friday 21 September 2012 Late entries will NOT be accepted. For all information go to www.stkildafestival.com.au

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Secondhand Songs If there's something about a certain song that makes you want to play it a particular way, to bring something to it that you heard in your heart and in your head when you were listening close - well now you can! Roarhouse Melbourne is seeking musicians, performance artists, poets etc for our Darebin Music Feast Show 'Secondhand Songs' to take place on Sunday 7th October at 303 (303 High St, Northcote) from 3-7pm. Artists perform three songs including a cover or tribute to one of their favorite musicians/songs and perhaps tell us a little bit about why they've chosen the song. Headlining the afternoon will be the thrill some Melbourne Jazz trio 'Origami'. Performance spots will be pre-booked however we may have a couple of spaces for walk-ins on the day. Email fi.roarhouse@gmail.com to register your interest. Songwriters Collective Beautiful ongoing events for all those that love great live music in an intimate setting. The Songwriters Collective showcases exceptionally talented and passionate songwriters with a wonderful diversity of acts. Love you to be a part of it! No cost, 7-10pm. Carters Bar. 300 High St, Northcote Contact: Jess Hieser awakenworld@hotmail.com www.myspace.com/songwriterscollective Wax Lyrical is Seeking Songwriters Wax Lyrical is an initiative of The Australian Songwriters' Association to provide an acoustic mode performance opportunity for songwriters. Running on the first Sunday of the month at The Old Hepburn Hotel www.oldhepburnhotel.com.au and the second Wednesday of the month at Hardiman's Hotel www.hardimans.com.au of the month. Even if you'd rather just listen, come along and help make the Wax a success. Anyone interested in performing Contact: Trevor Shard Ph: 0404069019 Woodend Celtic Music Session Third Sunday of the month, 3-5pm, led by the Black Forest Rogues. Keating‘s Hotel (Holgate Brewhouse), 79 High Street, Woodend, Vic. Free Back to the top

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Workshops
Saturday 13 October - Gippsland Acoustic Music Club’s – Uke Muster III Ukulele Workshops 2pm to 7pm: Workshop for beginners Tim and Judy will have you playing songs within minutes. By the end of the workshop you will have learnt at least 2 songs and several chords and some strumming patterns. Tim has an advanced diploma in music, and is an accomplished singer/songwriter and performer. Judy is a well known singer and performer who has been assisting Barry to teach GAMC’s ukulele classes throughout the year. In both workshops the emphasis will be on having fun. Workshop participants from both workshops will be asked to perform in the evening concert. Workshop for those that can play Barry and Lauren will teach those that can already play some chords and songs, some of the harder chords, some melody and riffs and some theory on chords and reading music and tabs. Barry is an experienced musician and performer and has been teaching uke and performance skills to more than 30 students through GAMC’s uke program. Lauren is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Music Performance and is an accomplished jazz and classical musician playing mainly saxophone and clarinet, and of course the ukulele! Evening Concert: 7pm to 10pm The Concert will feature ukulele based acts such as GAMC’s own Ukelicious, Melbourne Ukulele Kollective (MUK), Shaun and Wendy, and uRedwood. The concert will close with a demonstration from the two afternoon workshop participants. Venue: Tyers Hall, Main Road Tyers Admission: Workshops $20 Adults, School age children, $10 (Workshop fee includes admission to the evening concert) Evening Concert Audience: Adults, $15 Under 18 years of age, Free Performers: Free For further information contact: Barry Woods 5122 1634 or Barry Stuckey 5174 3150 or log onto www.musicclub.org.au

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Sunday 14 October, 10.00am - Singing Workshop with Margret RoadKnight Open to experienced and in the shower singers, believers, sceptics and agnostics Join internationally acclaimed singer Margret RoadKnight for a very special three hour singing workshop, featuring gospel, activist and other songs from her extensive repertoire. Margret has just returned from a short tour in the United States, where she took time to revisit a favourite city, New Orleans. In 1999 and 2000 she was a guest of the prestigious Gospel Music Workshop of America conventions in New Orleans with 2,000 voice massed choirs. A unique and passionate artist, renowned for her powerful vocals and wide ranging roots based repertoire with lyrics full of wit and wisdom, Margret RoadKnight survives and thrives outside the mainstream music scene with flair and soul. Almost five decades into her career, she continues to sing, record and teach riveting if under exposed songs, sometimes acapella, usually interspersed with informative and amusing anecdotes putting them in a social context. Where: Yarraville Community Centre, 59 Francis Street Yarraville, Vic 301 Cost: $36, which includes all credit card bank charges and GST. 0.30c is added by Trybooking to cover their costs. http://www.trybooking.com/BRVY (or go to trybooking.com and use their search option Tea and coffee will be provided. Bring your own bottle of water. 19th – 21 October - Marimbas at The Wood Show: “Timber and Working with Wood” Melbourne Showground, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale. With Andy Rigby, Jon Madin, Phil Melgaard, Heather McLaughlin. Friday: Help build marimbas for schools Saturday: Finish making marimbas Sunday: Play the new marimbas! Entry to the Show: adults $16, children (with adult) free. Regular performances. Enquiries to Andy Rigby, arharp2002@yahoo.com.au 0400 865 229 Saturday 20 October, 1.45 – 4:00pm - DISCO with Attitude Sing along to your favourite ABBA songs with the Happy Wanderers, Sing Australia and VoKallista. Artist and Dancer Melinda Smith will be teaching simple dance moves suitable for everyone, especially wheelchair users! Melinda has Cerebral Palsy and uses a wheelchair for mobility. For those with sensory needs, there will also be a quiet “chill out” space available on the day. Venue: Monbulk Living & Learning Centre (“The Hub”) 21 Main Road, Monbulk Cost$10 entry Bookings essential RSVP Karen Noonan on 9754 6566 or email drmc@drmc.org.au To find out more about us, visit www.drmc.org.au This event is proudly sponsored by Yarra Ranges Council Sunday 11 November Hearts in Harmony day at BMW Edge Marimba playing for all ages and other community music workshops http://www.facebook.com/HeartsinHarmonyCommunityMusic

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17 & 18 November - Creative Voice - Weekend Workshop With Hilde Knottenbelt Free up your voice and vitality in a weekend that emphasizes a creative approach to singing and voice work. Experience the connections between voice, body, breath, listening, expressiveness and the imagination. Expect to use your voice in playful and adventuresome ways and to co create a cappella style with others. The workshop is open to aspiring and established singers, improvisers, people who want to develop their creativity through voice and those who’ve always wanted to sing with others and are ready to give it a go. Facilitator: Hilde Knottenbelt is a Voice Teacher and Psychodramatist. She has run Creative Voice weekend workshops and ongoing groups since 1987. She continues to be influenced by a wide range of sources including a cappella singing and improvising, playback theatre, psychodrama, group work training and body focused therapies. Hilde is on the teaching staff of the Australian College of Psychodrama and teaches sessionally at the Melbourne Institute of Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy. She has a private practice in Voice Work, counseling and supervision. Times: 10:00am – 4:30pm both days Venue: 95 Nicholson St, Abbotsford, Melbourne Cost: $295 (non refundable/non transferable deposit of $95) All enquiries: Hilde Knottenbelt mob: 0419 192187 web: www.creativevoice.net.au email: info@creativevoice.net.au Sunday 2 December, 2-4 pm - Family Marimba Afternoon with Jon Madin in Greensborough. www.vosa.org $10 each (adults and children) or $25 for a family. Enquiries to Heather McLaughlin 0425 757 641 Geelong Folk Music Club’s Banjo & Bluegrass Workshops Third Sunday of the month, 3.00pm @ Irish Murphy’s. www.geelongfolkmusicclub.com Yea Acoustic Jam Session All levels of acoustic musicians, singers and listeners are most welcome. This is an relaxed session where many musical genres get a good airing. Beginners are mentored by the more experienced musicians and we often get people who come to chill out on the couches with a cuppa and to listen to live music. For people who live far away there are many options for accommodation, the Yea Country Market is held on the 1st Saturday of the month, Yea has a new Rail Trail and there is the opportunity for another smaller session on the Saturday night. Where: Yea Community House ( part of the Library Complex) 15 The Semi Circle, Yea When: The first Friday of the month (except for January) 7.30pm until stumps Cost: $2.00 Contact/s Name: Rick and Lee Vengeance Contact Details: fairlyfolk-radioshow@yahoo.com.au 5772 0357 (BH) Website: Several video clips of the Yea Sessions can be found here http://www.youtube.com/user/RickEVengeance?feature=mhee Back to the top

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Classes
acabellas drumming circle Connect with your rhythm. Enjoy exploring, creating and learning a variety of rhythms in fun supported group sessions using the Djembe Drum. Come away feeling exhilarated & recharged. All experience levels welcome. Where: The Red Brick Hall, Western Heights Uniting Church, Douglass Street, Herne Hill When: Mondays 7pm-8pm Cost: Each 5 week series - $75 Contact: Lisa lisasingline@acabellas.net.au Website: www.acabellas.net.au African Women’s Singing Program At Flemington Community Centre Wednesdays at 6pm. This great, new program will provide African women of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunity to learn singing, drumming and poetry. Singing will only be accompanied by rum, the poetry will be published at the end for those who are interested. FREE entry. Info: 8325 1800. www.mvcc.vic.gov.au Artist Development Program Are you a performing artist with disability seeking professional and artistic development? Wild@heART Community Arts’ Artist Development Program could be perfect for you! The Artist Development Program is a year-long peer and mentoring program designed to support performing artists with disabilities. The program is intended for musicians, dancers, actors and performing artists who want to develop their skills, experience and opportunities. Participants will: • devise a professional development plan • meet fortnightly with program manager and program participants • access industry mentors • access training and development opportunities • be supported to seek relevant employment Successful applicants will be asked to make a commitment to the year-long program and contribute $5 to each fortnightly session. Wild@heART is recruiting artists now to participate in this program. Please phone to discuss your eligibility and to express your interest in the program. Contact: Artistic Director: Phil Heuzenroeder 0402 812 428 / phil@wildatheart.org.au or Project Manager: Kat Worth 9326 9970 / kat@wildatheart.org.au For more information on how to apply visit www.wildatheart.org.au/adp

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Cello Lessons for All Ages - From Beginner through to Intermediate levels For anyone who has ever wanted the opportunity to learn the cello, here’s your chance. Learn from an experienced cellist, familiar in the principles of both classical and improvised training. This is designed for anyone interested in exploring the fundamentals and beyond, of this amazing instrument. Classes are catered to the individual, giving YOU the flexibility to learn at your own pace and to explore the areas of music that are of most interest to YOU. Where: NMIT music campus in Fairfield When: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 3 to 7pm Cost: $50 per hour/ $30 per half hour Contact: Anita Quayle - anitaquayle@hotmail.com or 0439 108 114 Website: http://anitaquayle.wordpress.com/ Community Music Access Hands on Music for people with a disability facilitated by The Salvation Army Brunswick. CNR Gooch and High streets Thornbury, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am to 11.30. Every Tuesday Under 18’s program [ runs with school term Every Wednesday open age. $5 per head Carers free. Contact Stuart Lees 0403 316 671 stuart.lees@salvationarmy.org.au Drum Connection African and Arabic hand drumming group classes are available at Warrandyte ( Saturdays) and Hurstbridge (Thursday nights and Friday afternoons). Drums are supplied and free trial sessions are offered at the start of each term. Community Performance opportunities are available for all drummers with the student ensemble “Doowlla”, currently celebrating 7 years of Community Performance. Timid beginners welcome! 10 week term fees $110-140 Tutor and info: Annie Fletcher 0407 102 578 annie@drumconnection.com.au Dreamfields Creative Mentoring for Youth in Creative Writing, Music and Photography Where: Various Places Cost: $40 per hour Contact/s Name: Craig Dent - craig@craigdent.com.au Website: www.craigdent.com.au Family Dog Theatre - Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm Performance, Lighting, Sound & Video. Places available for mixed abilities youth theatre. Training in improvisation, lighting, sound & video- Performing at festivals & events- Creating recreational & career pathways in the arts. Northcote $10 per workshop Phone: Leesa 0425 717 639 familydogcircus@yahoo.com.au Guitar and ukulele Lessons in North Carlton Ros Halyburton is offering Guitar Lessons in Nth Carlton. All ages, stages, and styles include Classical guitar, Jazz, Electric, and Pedal Steel guitar. Ukulele beginners to advanced as well. Contact Ros Halyburton on 0400877327

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Guitar Lessons with Simon Hudson Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar? Whether it’s strumming chords around the campfire, or delving into sophisticated funk, folk and Latin styles, Simon can give you powerful approaches to understanding music, guitar technique and song writing. Simon is a respected singer-songwriter with more than 20 years experience, a BMus from NMIT and comprehensive knowledge of traditional African and Latin music. Where: Fairfield When: By appointment on Tue, Wed, Thurs evenings - between 4 - 9pm Cost: $30 per half-hour or $45 per hour Contact/s Name: Simon Hudson Contact Details: 0416 227780 info@simonhudson.com.au Hey Dee Ho Music Program Educational Music Program for babies, toddles and pre-schoolers. Time: 10:15-10:45am Where: Donald St Community Hall, Preston. Margie - 1300 139 631 Individual singing lessons Alicia Egan, performing artist and qualified music teacher at the Oldis Gardens campus, Jika Jika Community Centre, 2 East St, Westgarth. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. $25 half hour lesson or $200 ~ 9 week term. ph 0410253866 Kid’s Drum and Dance Classes with King Marong King Marong, master percussionist from The Gambia, West Africa, will be starting up a kid’s African drum song and dance classes. Introductory cost is $60 for a 5 week course and places are limited (we are supplying the drums) so people will need to book to reserve a place. Ph: 0430 465 133 Where: Bar 303 High St Northcote. E-mail: kingmarong@yahoo.com Learn to Sing with Emily Hayes Solo classes available or join a small group. Small groups go ahead when the class fills up (min 4 max 6 people): -Beginners Singing Class: Monday 7.30pm - 8.30pm -Harmony Singing Class: Wednesday 7.30pm -8.30pm Group classes cost $25 for an hour; solo $55 or $45 per hour Bookings call 0400865427 or 93437733 or email emilyhayes@optusnet.com.au Mosswood Music Classes - Term Three Beginners welcome. The classes are non-threatening, based on the Orff Schulwerk process of music teaching. Learn at your own pace, using music that combines easy and challenging parts to make a satisfying whole, utilizing simple instruments such as xylophones, drums, recorders. Where: All Saints Church, High St. Westgarth. Ph: 9471 2705 info@mosswoodmusic.com www.mosswoodmusic.com Piano and Trumpet Tuition Teachers Classical, Jazz and Improvisation. Alphington Private Music Studio. ABRSM. ANZCA. AMEB. Contact Colin McKellar - email. ljudge@netspace.net.au Phone 94996832 mob.0401019529.

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Piano teacher Highly qualified in Jazz/ Classical Highly. Coburg area. Beginner to advanced call Dan Robertson LTCL, LRSM, AmusTCL, MUS B (Hons 1st class) 0421 467 694 Private Trumpet Lessons Beginners to advanced players, all ages welcome trumpet, trombone, all brass. Email Graeme Cook for details jaztek@bigpond.com River of Song - Heart Songs Each month, River of Song offers a Heart Songs session in the week of the full moon. Heart Songs sessions invite us deep into our core and awaken the heart through songs, chant, toning, sound healing and meditation. Each month we explore themes relating to the seasonal and astrological shifts. Please visit www.riverofsong.com.au or call Michelle on 0409946994 for more details. Siblings In Sync Siblings In Sync at the Arts Centre for children and young people with special needs and their siblings which is all about creative music making, promoting shared abilities and co-operation. The sessions are run by registered music therapists and are tailored to suit the individual needs of participants within small group settings. For more information and bookings contact the Digital Learning Hub staff on (03) 9281 8194 or dlh@theartscentre.com.au Upon registering your interest, a music therapist will contact you prior to the sessions commencing to obtain relevant information in order to plan for individual needs. More info: http://artsaccess.com.au/siblings-in-sync Singing and Alexander Technique lessons (Latrobe Valley and South Gippsland) With Jane Coker Ph: 9020 1215 e: jane.coker@bigpond.com Web: www.alexandertechniquenetwork.com.au Singing Classes Learn to sing with an experienced teacher who is also a working musician with her own original acoustic band. $25 or $230 per 10 week term When: Mondays and Tuesdays. Alicia - Ph: 0410 253 866, Jika Jika Community Centre, cnr Union St and Plant St, Northcote Suzuki String Studio Individual or group violin and viola lessons. Where: Jika Jika Community Centre, Cnr Union and Plant Streets, Northcote. Contact: Toni Robson: toni.robson@bigpond.com www.jikajika.org.au Tuesdays African Drumming Classes With Mohamed Camara from Guinea West Africa who teaches traditional West Africa. Beginners and Advanced. The classes are open to people of all ages and abilities, and are both challenging and fun. Anyone can drum, so come and try it out! Beginners: Tuesdays 5:306:30pm $18/ $16, Drum hire: $2 per class. Intermediate/ Advanced: Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm $25/$22, Drum hire: $2. Esoteric Gallery, 557 High Street, Northcote. 0422 514 571 mohamed@camara.com.au www.camara.com.au

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Voice Doctor 25 yrs exp. facilitating drastic change, from directing music theatre to public speaking -both beginners and experienced. More power/range/colour or character….there are simple solutions that often bring results in just one session – Estil & Music Theatre technique Cost:$80 approx 1 hr Contact/s Name: 0401 555 498 Richard Lawton: richone@optusnet.com.au Website: www.ignitecoaching.com.au Back to the top

Conferences
2-5 October - 2012 Kodály National Conference The conference will be held at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia. For more information: kodaly2012@gmail.com or phone on 03 9535 7035. Back to the top

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Regional Events
Saturday 13 October - UKE MUSTER III – Gippsland Acoustic Music Club Workshop for Beginners with Tim Woods and Judy Woods Tim and Judy will have you playing songs within minutes. By the end of the workshop you will have learnt at least 2 songs and several chords and some strumming patterns. Tim has an advanced diploma in music, and is an accomplished singer/songwriter and performer. Judy is a well known singer and performer who has been assisting Barry to teach GAMC’s ukulele classes throughout the year. In both workshops the emphasis will be on having fun. Workshop participants from both workshops will be asked to perform in the evening concert. Workshop for those that can play with Barry Woods and Lauren Van Der Werff Barry and Lauren will teach those that can already play some chords and songs some of the harder chords, some melody and riffs and some theory on chords and reading music and tabs. Barry is an experienced musician and performer and has been teaching uke and performance skills to more than 30 students through GAMC’s uke program. Lauren is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Music Performance and is an accomplished jazz and classical musician playing mainly saxophone and clarinet, and of course the ukulele! What to bring: A ukulele, a tuner if you have one, a music stand if you have one, a pen, and a smile. A&P Electronics and Dave Aumann All workshop participants will have the chance to win a ukulele kindly donated by A&P electronics. Dave Aumann is a respected instrument maker now specialising in ukuleles. A&P and Dave will set up stalls with a variety of musical goods. Dave and Mike from A&P will also give a short talk about their businesses. Dinner A variety of meals prepared by Andy and Ann-Marie Hammond will be available. For about $12 you can enjoy a nutritious and delicious meal. Evening Concert The Concert will feature ukulele based acts such as GAMC’s own Ukelicious, Melbourne Ukulele Kollective (MUK), Shaun and Wendy, Longbeach Shortstrings and uRedwood. The concert will close with a demonstration from the two afternoon workshop participants. Program 2:00pm Registration 2:45pm Welcome and introduction to A&P Electronics and instrument maker Dave Aumann 3:30pm Workshop for beginners - part 1 3:30pm Workshop for those that can play - part 1 4:30pm Afternoon tea 5:00pm Workshop for beginners - part 2 5:00pm Workshop for those that can play - part 2 5:30pm Combined rehearsal for evening concert 5:45pm Lucky Door Prize (A&P donated Uke) and Dinner 7:00pm Evening Concert 10:00pm Close Venue : Tyers Hall, Main Road, Tyers Admission: Workshops $20 Adults, School age children, $10 (Workshop fee includes admission to the evening concert) Evening Concert Audience: Adults, $15 Under 18 years of age, Free Performers: Free For further information contact: Barry Woods 5122 1634 or Barry Stuckey 5174 3150 SHOUT! October 2012 Edition 43

Sunday 14 October, 3:30pm - Eltham East Primary School Choir Come and enjoy the award winning Eltham East Primary School Choir. You’ll be fascinated, surprised and inspired by this brilliant and innovative young choir who will present a varied program of choral pieces, including works written by and for this choir, as well as popular 20th Century favourites and a new work by young Melbourne composer Nicholas Buc. Where: Sacred Heart Cathedral Bendigo Cnr Wattle and High Streets. Bendigo Entry by gold coin donation For more info - 9439 9793 November 24 – December 2 - Social Inclusion Week Collaborate, Connect and Celebrate! Social Inclusion Week is about encouraging communities to reconnect and be inclusive of all cultures, age groups, nationalities and the disadvantaged. Social Inclusion Week aims to help Australians feel valued and to give people the opportunity to participate fully in society. It's about connecting with local communities, work mates, family and friends to build relationships and networks, addressing isolation and exclusion by supporting people who may be unable help themselves. Conceptualised by Dr Jonathon Welch AM, SIW was launched in 2009 as a way for communities to share knowledge and experience to educate and raise awareness. It is an annual initiative. There will be a number of national events and activities during the Week created by the SIW team, as well as grass-roots, community created events, which we refer to as "National Street Parties." The Social Inclusion Week “National Street Parties" can be anything from a choir performance to a Picnic in the Park with your community or a conference, etc To register or to find a Social Inclusion Week event and for more information please visit: http://www.socialinclusionweek.com.au/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Social-Inclusion-Week/156784804340085 Twitter: http://twitter.com/siweek

Ongoing
2nd Friday of each month A strictly acoustic concert with open stage, open to all performers and all types of music, poets welcome. From 7.30- Fathers in the Chapel, Cranbourne. St John’s Anglican Church, Childers Street Cost: $7 for patrons and $2 for performers. Contact Chris Newman (AH): 5996 9544 Bendigo Folk Club Sharing of songs, music, tales and poems. All welcome. 1st Wed of the month. 7.30pm Under the Grandstand, Queen Elizabeth Oval, View Street, Bendigo. Gold coin donation. Contact: Geoff on 5448 3225 ah www.bendigofolkclub.com

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Free. Bring a plate of supper to share. 03 5464 2693. Guildford Folk Club Sharing of songs, music, tales and poems. All welcome, participants and listeners. Great food. Free entry. 3rd Wednesday of the month: Guildford Pub, 12kms from Castlemaine. Contact: Jeanette Gillespie: 03 5473 4201 or jfgfolk@gmail.com Back to the top

Metro Events
Tuesday 2 October - Bohemian Nights Bohemian Nights (Ernie Gruner & Phil Carroll - violin, accordion, mandolin, vocals ) Gypsy, Klezmer, Middle-Eastern, French, Italian, Russian, jazz and tango music ranging from soulful to wild. Where: Budapest Restaurant and Palinka Bar www.budapest.com.au 273 Glenhuntly Rd, Elsternwick Time: 7.30pm- 9.30pm Free music with dinner. Ph: 9530 0849 for dinner bookings, or pop in later for a slivovitz, Czech beer, coffee, cake Tuesday 2 October, 9pm - Ben Carr Trio With three albums, the new line-up of this Trio comprises Ben Carr (tenor & soprano sax), Phil Collings (drums), and the addition of former Brisbane mainstay Georgia Weber (bass). The trio creates a diverse set of spirited and picturesque modern jazz compositions, contrasting in tempo, rhythm and form. Rhythmic and harmonic ideas borrow from modern jazz and post-tonal theory. Interplay is an all-important feature of every performance. His latest trio recording St Art, will be presented, along with new compositions. Visit Bennetts Lane - 25 Bennetts Lane Melbourne Cost- $15/10 Website: http://www.bennettslane.com/ www.bencarr.com.au Friday 5 October, 8pm -Trio Europa An exciting collaboration between well loved Melbourne musicians: Jen Hawley (vocals, guitar), Ernie Gruner (violin, mandolin),David Krycer (vocals, double bass). Expect tasty Jazz, Latin, French, Klezmer and more. Where: St Margarets Hall, 81 Pitt Street, Eltham - $12/ $10 www.boite.com.au Saturday 6 October, 8pm - Tihai Be mesmerised by the exquisitely detailed music of North India, with the surprising addition of saxophone. Girish Makwana, tabla, Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, sarod, Nicolas Buff, saxophone. Where: 1 Mark St, North Fitzroy - $18/ $12 www.boite.com.au 10 October - Concert Platform Series 2012 – FREE This series of daytime concerts features solo performances by Year 10-12 students. A fifteen minute pre-concert talk (10:00am) for groups is available by request when making your booking. SHOUT! October 2012 Edition 45

This session has been popular with school and seniors groups! Refreshments are available for purchase from our cafeteria. Suitable for secondary students and adults. Venue: The Recital Room at the VCA Secondary School, 57 Miles St. Southbank. Time: 10:15-11:45am Cost: Free, but bookings essential. Book via email music@vcass.vic.edu.au Transport: We’re on the No.1 Tram line. Street parking is very limited. There are commercial car parks in Sturt Street. Friday 12 October, 8pm - Joalta Joalta, specializes in Latin American music, using traditional rhythms and instrumentation. Led by Alejandro Vargas, the musicians all from South America, are dedicated to celebrating the heritage of Latin America while exploring new musical directions. Where: Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill - $18/ $12 www.boite.com.au Saturday 13 October, 8pm - Klezmania Klezmania embraces the old and the new. Their music is steeped in its Eastern European Jewish roots, yet always looks ahead, evoking a conversation about passion and life. They take listeners on a journey from quiet intensity to wild delight. Where: 1 Mark St, North Fitzroy - $18/ $12 www.boite.com.au

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magnificent surrounds of St Michael's Uniting Church!” – Jonathon Welch AM 11am Tues 18 October - 16 Double Trouble! We are thrilled to welcome back internationally acclaimed soprano Joanna Cole as she joins Jonathon to perform duets made famous by Jeanette McDonald and Nelson Eddy, Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, with some of your favorite Opera and Operetta duets as well! 11am Tues 18 November - 20 Young Talent On Parade! Our 2012 season finishes with a celebration of our finest young talent in Melbourne, from singers to instrumentalists, this concert is packed full of surprises and welcomes back some of our young guests from earlier in the year as we romp towards Christmas! 7.30pm Wed 12 December – “Joy to the world” School of Hard Knocks Institute Xmas fundraising concert Sing all your favourite carols and help raise funds at the best Carol event in Melbourne as Jonathon brings together the forces of THECHO!R, award winning Footscray- Yarraville City Band and the ARIA, Logie and Helpmann award winning original Choir of Hard Knocks, now known as the Choir of Hope and Inspiration, with special surprise Guest Artists! Proceeds go to Jonathon's amazing new arts, cultural and wellbeing programs for the disadvantaged. Where: St Michael’s Uniting Church (corner Collins and Russell Streets) Tickets On Sale and Doors Open at 10.30am for 11am Concerts! (7pm for 7.30pm Dec 12 concert) Fabulus Value! • Season pass purchase all tickets (including December concert) for $65 (adult or child)! • Buy any individual tickets form September to November form - $18 each December Xmas Concert - $20 EACH Concerts are 70 minutes followed by free morning tea FREE 3 ways to purchase tickets! 1. New online Booking! Just go to www.jonathonwelch.com and click on the page to pay online! Make sure you print off your ticket and bring it with you. 2. Send us a cheque made out to: “MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE” PO BOX 465 ALBERT PARK VIC 3206 NB include your return address & we’ll mail your tickets back! 3. Buy your Ticket at the Door 10:30am - on the day at the door. NB No credit cards or cheques

Friday 19 October, 8pm - 3CR Benefit with Marilla, Carolina and Breathing Space Women support 3CR’s Music Sans Frontieres’ fundraiser with harp, voices, and songs from round the world. Marilla Homes singing in both folk and classical styles, SHOUT! October 2012 Edition 47

Carolina Cordeiro with her fado singing,and women's choir, Breathing Space, sing songs from Georgia, the Balkans and beyond. Where: 1 Mark St, North Fitzroy - $18/ $12 www.boite.com.au Saturday 20 October, 8pm - Nick Charles and Maggie Rigby's Trio Nick Charles, “Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic roots and blues” offers an intimate evening of flawless guitar. With contemporary, original songs from Maggie Rigby’s trio Where: 1 Mark St, North Fitzroy - $18/ $12 www.boite.com.au Sunday 21 October, 3:30pm - The Majellan Singers Birthday concert The Majellan Singers turn 21 this year and are celebrating the milestone with a special birthday concert. The 18-member women’s choir, led by conductor Bill Simmons, will present ‘Isn’t that Something? The Majellan Singers – 21 Years’, boasting a stunning program of classical and contemporary repertoire. In particular, the performance will feature songs from Johannes Brahms’ sublime Gesänge and from the extraordinary Choral Hymns for the Rig Veda by Gustav Holst; both compositions which showcase the beauty of the mature female voice. The soaring vocal lines will be complemented by harp accompaniment and, in the case of Gesänge, also by horns – creating a truly transcendent soundscape. The second half of the program will comprise a number of shorter, light pieces of diverse mood and provenance, both a cappella and with piano accompaniment. The celebration will be enhanced when former members of The Majellan Singers – including some founding members! – join the choir on stage for some items. Audience members will be invited to join the singers for refreshments after the performance. Where: St Martin’s Hawksburn, 27 Cromwell Street, South Yarra Tickets: $25 for adults or $20 concession, with family tickets available for $60 (two adults and two children under 15). Bookings: Call 9827 3324 Sunday 21 October - Halloween Concert The Essendon Symphony's Halloween Spook-tacular will have you quaking in your boots and dancing in your seat. Featuring classical and modern music based on the supernatural, you'll hear haunting themes from Wicked, Night on Bald Mountain and Michael Jackson's Thriller. The young and young at heart are encouraged to 'dress to scare', join in the fun, and revel in the "boo-tiful" music. Clocktower Centre, 750 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds Cost: Adult $16 / concession $10 / groups (4+) $10 each Contact: Clocktower Box Office 9243 9191 or www.clocktowercentre.com.au Website: www.essendonsymphony.com

Sunday 21 October, 2pm - The Piano Lessons Recital - Music at the Court House Music at the Court House presents a unique afternoon of piano and theatrical performance with The Piano Lessons Recital. SHOUT! October 2012 Edition 48

Based on her highly original memoir, Piano Lessons, Anna Goldsworthy takes the audience on an autobiographical journey through her musical career. Where: The Kew Court House Cost: $27 full/ $22 concession (plus booking fee) Contact/s Name: City of Boroondara Arts and Culture Contact Details: events@boroondara.vic.gov.au 9278 4770 http://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/our-city/arts-culture/kewcourthouse/music-court-house Friday 26 October, 8pm - Jeremy Woolhouse's Silverbeat This latest ensemble for pianist Jeremy Woolhouse features Lachlan Davidson on woodwinds. Plus VoiceBox, men’s vocal ensemble - tight harmonies, stylish performance! Where: Surrey Music Cafe, 470 Station Street, Box Hill - $18 www.boite.com.au Saturday 27 October - Voyages Community Multicultural performing Arts Project- City of Kingston Voyages celebrates the vitality of cultural life in the City of Kingston, a Diverse and exciting melting pot of Performing Arts Groups and faiths from many corners of the Globe at the magnificent Kingston city Hall for a feel good concert of nonstop music, dance, spoken word, Visual Art and more. Audiences will be visually delighted by fiery Maori, Irish, Greek, Indian Dance and more. Music highlights will be the Southern Area Concert Band, the City of Kingston's Mighty Wurlitzer organ and Matthew Fagan and The Voyages and Journey's World Music Group. Representatives from Buddhist, Christian, Sufi, Hindu and Bahai faiths will share blessings, songs, chanting and spoken word. This project has been supported by –The City of Kingston The Victorian Government, Bendigo Bank Highett and Multicultural Arts Victoria, Voyages Arts Inc No. A0057322R. Where: Kingston City Hall, 985 Nepean Highway Moorabbin, Crn of Nepean Highway and South Rd Time: Doors open 6.30pm Show starts 7.00pm show finishes at 10.30pm Cost: $20/ $12 Concession- Group of 4 or more/Family $10 per person$5 Child- Free Under 3yo Booking : Box Office- 985 Nepean Highway Moorabbin PhonePh 9556 4440 online http://www.kingstonarts.com.au/events/list/voyages-concert Contact: Kellie Grattidge 0438 881 985 mjb2fagan@gmail.com Website: http://www.facebook.com search Voyages-Community-Arts-Project Saturday 27 October, 8pm- Stiletto Sisters A dynamic and vibrant trio, Hope Csutoros, Judy Gunson and Jo To play music to tug at the heart strings, ‘music to swoon by’! They select from the Where: 1 Mark St, North Fitzroy - $18/ $12 www.boite.com.au

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Twins, Ramnath and Gopinath Iyer are an exceptional veena duo in Carnatic music. They will be joined in this concert by A-grade artist of All India Radio, Chidambaram Balashankar, a senior mridangam player from Chenai, with over 35 years of concert experience. Where: St Margarets Hall, 81 Pitt Street, Eltham - $12/ $10 www.boite.com.au Thursday 22 November - Year 12 Compositions Concert 2012 - FREE A free daytime performance of original compositions. Suitable for secondary students and adults. Venue: The Recital Room at the VCA Secondary School, 57 Miles St. Southbank. Date & Time: Thursday 22nd November 2012, 1:00-1:45pm (date is TBC) Cost: Free, but bookings essential. Book via email music@vcass.vic.edu.au Transport: We’re on the No.1 Tram line. Street parking is very limited. There are commercial car parks in Sturt Street. Saturday 24 November, 3pm and 8pm Higher and Higher Led by Darren Wicks, the concert features the 80 voices of Melbourne Singers of Gospel, choreographed numbers, acappella quartet KeyChange and The Soul Train band. Higher and Higher is set in the hip Northcote live-music and restaurant precinct and will be recorded live. Enthusiastic participation is expected! Where: Northcote Town Hall, 189 High St, Northcote Tickets $30/25 Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/GQC Cash sales at 2pm and 7pm only. Enquiries: info@msgchoir.com.au November 24 – December 2 - Social Inclusion Week Collaborate, Connect and Celebrate! Social Inclusion Week is about encouraging communities to reconnect and be inclusive of all cultures, age groups, nationalities and the disadvantaged. Social Inclusion Week aims to help Australians feel valued and to give people the opportunity to participate fully in society. It's about connecting with local communities, work mates, family and friends to build relationships and networks, addressing isolation and exclusion by supporting people who may be unable help themselves. Conceptualised by Dr Jonathon Welch AM, SIW was launched in 2009 as a way for communities to share knowledge and experience to educate and raise awareness. It is an annual initiative. There will be a number of national events and activities during the Week created by the SIW team, as well as grass-roots, community created events, which we refer to as "National Street Parties." The Social Inclusion Week “National Street Parties" can be anything from a choir performance to a Picnic in the Park with your community or a conference, etc To register or to find a Social Inclusion Week event and for more information please visit: http://www.socialinclusionweek.com.au/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Social-Inclusion-Week/156784804340085 Twitter: http://twitter.com/siweek

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Surry Hills Orchestra present Three Romances. CONDUCTOR: Marie-Louise Wright; playing Brahms' 'Academic Festival Overture; Grieg's piano Concerto - soloist: Tim Gray and Mendelssohn's 'Schottishe' Symphony. Where: James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies College, Barkers Road, Kew Tickets: $20 Adult; $15 Concession; $5 under 16 Available at Door from 7.00pm. For more information : 9877 5286 website: www.surreyhillsorchestra.org.au Back to the top

Open Mic
Collendina Hotel Ocean Grove - Open mic Saturdays, 4pm- 10pm. Usually 30minute spots, Great atmosphere. Open Mic/Performance Night at The Daylesford Inn With a variety of artists who perform an excellent quality of music. Feel free to come and listen to some excellent 'free music' or if you wish to perform. A piano is available for those who wish to hit the ivories! 3rd Friday of each month. 2891 Ballan Road Daylesford Entry FREE contact Vanessa on 0408994393. www.acousticsessions.com.au Geelong Folk Music Club's Open Mic The First Tuesday of every month at Irish Murphy's in Aberdeen Street, contact Paula on 52297712 for bookings. Mentone RSL - Open Mic Begins in February and occurs every 'Last Sunday of the Month' at Mentone RSL, Palermo Street., Mentone. 7pm to 9:45pm. Prepare three items and be ready to 'do' two. Come and say 'hi' and let us hear and see your best performances. All varieties of entertainment welcome. No pressure! Have fun! For more information : claire@mentonersl.com.au Musician to Perform with the Darebin Songwriters Guild Register to come and play 15 minutes of your treasured songs that are busting to be heard! Consider us an `open mic` kind of gig but it has to be original. The Darebin Songwriters Guild has unearthed some incredible talent so come along and have a listen- You may be next! Wendy Ealey also coordinates the Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award. Join in and get some great tips for this year’s competition entry. This is a community event and all welcome to attend. Local songwriters and music lovers all welcome to gather for a relaxed afternoon of fine local talent who come together to network and nurture their song writing. Bar303, 303 High St Northcote, Sunday afternoons 3:30 – 7:00pm Cost: Gold coin donation. For further information or to register to perform contact: Moira Tyers ph: 94804590 or Wendy Ealey ph: 94890504 www.myspace.com/darebinsongwritersguild Open Mic Saturday at the Ocean Grove Hotel starts at 6:30 finishes approx. 10:30pm. Usually 30 minute spots! Great atmosphere, Drinks at Happy hour prices for musicians

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Festivals
Saturday 13 October - Daylesford Spring Folk & Blues Festival 2012 This niche in Central Victoria, offers visitors from Melbourne and elsewhere the opportunity to shake off their ’winter blues’ and welcome ‘spring’ into their lives, with a high standard of music, in the company of well known musicians via workshops, concerts, free instrument demonstrations, free white board sessions and the opportunity to busk if you wish, check the details concerning this. All of this is rolled into one day, at very reasonable prices! So why not step this way, to join in the festivities of the day … This Festival supports the Hepburn Wildlife Shelter and provides selected young up-coming musicians from the Hepburn Shire, to attend workshops of their choice. Concerts - 1.00 PM to 11.00 PM with a fantastic line up of artists – Lloyd Spiegel, Alex Burns and Jen Hawley,Suzie Dickinson, Sweet Mona’s Choir, Geoffrey Williams,Fat Chance, Family Farm, Table Hill Band, Vanessa Craven and Band, and George Condos. Workshops - 11.00 AM to 12.30 PM: Geoffrey Williams – Limber up your lyrics, Lloyd Spiegel – blues guitar – beginners to advanced, Alex Burne – History of Steel Guitar and Beyond – beginners and advanced, Jen Hawley – Gypsy Jazz/Manouche Caravan Gypsy Jazz for folk and blues players – beginners to advanced. Free Whiteboard Sessions in the afternoon - 2 PM to 4 PM and Instrument Makers display and demonstrations, busking in the streets and more… Where: Venue : Daylesford Town Hall, Vincent Street Daylesford Vic 3460 When: Sat. 13th. Oct. 2012. Time : 1.00 PM to 11.00 PM (Concerts with a fantastic line up of artists. 11.00 AM to 12.30 PM (Workshops) Free Whiteboard Sessions in the afternoon - 2 PM to 4 PM Cost: EARLY BIRD TICKETS PURCHASED PRIOR TO 28th. September : Concerts : Full Day Concerts $35/ $40 (early bird and after 28th. Sept. respectively) Concerts : 1.00 PM – 5.45 PM $20/$25 (early bird and after 28th. Sept. respectively) Concerts : 6.00 PM – 10.45 PM $20/$25 (early bird and after 28th. Sept. respectively) Workshops (each) : $20/ $25 (early bird and at the door) Tickets will be available for pick up at the door commencing at 10.00 AM on the day. They will not be mailed out in order to save on postage. Contac Vanessa Craven For more information email info@daylesfordfolkbluesfest.com Or call 0408994393 http://daylesfordfolkbluesfest.com

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Massed rehearsal: 17 October Concert: 14 November For further information: DRMC 9754 6566 Email: drmc@drmc.org.au Sunday 21 October - Community Music Festival at Wilson Botanic Park An all day free music festival head lining local band "Voodoo Surfgods", featuring Casey Concert band, plus community and local school music and performance groups. Venue Wilson Botanic Park Ampitheatre, Princes Highway, Berwick Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Contact:Greg Marks on 0421 611 930 or gregmarks10@hotmail.com 26-28 October - Newcastle's first ukulele festival - NSW The pillars of the Newkulele Revolution ... The Ukulele + the nation's community uke groups + some of the world's best performers + our quest for excellence in ukulele learning + our beautiful beachside city = Newkulele!!!! Discover why Newcastle has the highest number of ukulele players per head of population of any Australian city! Discover why our city was voted Australia's most liveable city or why Lonely Planet nominated it as one of the most visitable cities in Australia! Help Newcastle become Ukastle for a whole uking weekend. http://members.iinet.net.au/~jackiejackson/newkulele.html 27 October, 12 – 11pm - Surrey Hills Music Festival The Surrey Hills Music Festival is a not-for-profit music event, hosted and supported by the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre It is an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate musical diversity and the spirit of community. This is the third year the festival has been running. As a community event there will be free entertainment throughout the day with workshops, bands and performances in the facilities of the Neighbourhood Centre and classical music and choirs in the Holy Trinity Church and Hall. The wide ranging program will provide something for everyone including folk, blues and youth bands, an open mike and informal jam sessions. Buskers are encouraged to submit application forms now. Application forms can be printed from our website www.surreyhillsnc.org.au. Volunteers are required for a range of tasks before, during and after the festival; assisting with setting up, minding musical instruments, meet and greet, helping out on the bar (RSA required), etc. Complete an application form from our website or contact us on 9890 2467/9890 0314. All daytime concerts are free. Evening concerts sell out quickly so book your tickets early. Tickets are on sale from Monday, 10 September, see website for more info reharding daytime and night time concerts www.surreyhillsnc.org.au or call 9890 2467/9890 0314

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November 16 – 18 - Kyabram HarvestFest Christian Music Festival A Christian music festival with a broad range of musical acts from choirs to folk, old timey gospel and contemporary music. Something for all ages and tastes. Including a Vocal Nosh style singing workshop with Fay White (cost of Fay White session $10). Evening festival is free to the public. Food available. Kyabram Fauna Park Convention Room and Bush Reserve Weekend of November 16th – 18th 2012. Friday evening youth concert from 7 pm-10pm in park. Saturday from noon singing workshop with Fay White in Fauna Park Convention room. Saturday evening open air music in park from 3pm. Sunday wind up to be advised Cost: Workshop with Fay White $10. Friday Youth, Saturday open air festival and Sunday wind up event are free. Contact/s Name: Irene Labbett - irenekyv@bigpond.com Website:http://harvestfest.org.au/ 8-11 March 2013 - Port Fairy Folk Festival Australia’s “world famous” independent music festival presents major international and national folk, trad and roots music artists during a four day festival of folk, country, celtic, blues, jazz, bluegrass, traditions, contemporary, singers, songwriters, acoustic rock and world roots music. Where: Port Fairy Vic Australia http://www.portfairyfolkfestival.com/ 13 - 24 March 2013 - Brunswick Music Festival The Brunswick Music Festival has been held annually in February-March since 1989 and is one of Victoria's premier music festivals and the City of Moreland's biggest multi cultural and arts event. The festival is an integral part of a state and nationwide circuit of music and performing art celebrations held in the early months of the year - during Australia's summer and autumn seasons For more info go to: http://www.brunswickmusicfestival.com.au Expressions of interest for performers at the 25th Brunswick Music Festival 14-24 March 2013 and Sydney Road Street Party Sunday 3 March 2013 are now open http://www.brunswickmusicfestival.com.au/contact-applications.htm

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5 – 10 June 2013 - Melbourne International Singers Festival The School of Hard Knocks Institute is proud to announce the launch of Melbourne International Singers Festival. Australia's most exciting new Festival for singers of all styles and ages! Jonathon Welch AM is thrilled to announce the launch of Australia's most exciting new singing and choral event, Melbourne International Singers Festival in 2013! The program will include an exciting and diverse new range of opportunities for singers of all ages that will encompass many diverse singing genres as well as the hugely successful Melbourne Festival of Choirs from June 8-10. Choirs from around the globe will have the opportunity to share their music, experience world class practitioners and workshops and perform in the best concert halls and venues right here in Melbourne. In addition to the Melbourne International Singers Festival, a new opportunity for choirs to compete in the Melbourne Eisteddfod will be launched. We will be announcing our new choral competition in the coming weeks, along with exciting news of all our other workshops and performance opportunities for singing of all styles. We cant wait to see you all here in Melbourne, the home of great music and the Arts in Australia, to share in Melbourne International Singers Festival in 2013! Email us to register your interest NOW and for more information and updates on the 2013 Festival program singersfestival@hotmail.com Melbourne International Singers Festival is in support of School of Hard Knocks

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Awards/Competitions
Diamond Valley Community Bank Vocal Eisteddfod - Tuesday 6th November First conducted in 1990, the Diamond Valley Bendigo Bank Vocal Eisteddfod is a small singing competition sponsored by the Diamond Creek Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank. It consists of five open vocal sections: Aria, Ballad, Art Song, Musical Comedy and Novice. It is held on Melbourne Cup Day each year. The number performing in each section is restricted to 20, and entries are accepted in order of receipt.The competition takes place in All Saints Anglican Church, Greensborough. Caterers will provide lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon tea and supper for the convenience of competitors and audience. It is hoped that entrants will come and stay for the day and enjoy a friendly "relaxed" atmosphere (at a competition!). The adjudicator, accompanists and members of the committee will be joining competitors for the meals, so feel free to discuss any aspects of the competition or your crits. Don't ask why you didn't win - you might be told! Detailed criticisms will be provided by the adjudicator for competitors in each section. These will be available in the foyer at the conclusion of the section. There is no date for close of entries, however, entry numbers are limited to 20 in each section so register early to avoid disappointment as some sections fill very quickly. Find more information about the Diamond Valley Vocal Eisteddfod here http://dvsingers.org/index.php?page=dvve Or contact Graham email gford@bigpond.net.au or tel: 9439 3267 for further information.

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Help needed
Save Orchestra Victoria The Symphony Orchestra Musicians Association (SOMA) have engaged in a campaign to secure the future of their organisation. Government funding reviews have meant that the orchestra is facing crisis, in the suggestion that there will be no permanent orchestra, with instead sporadic contracting and the predicted loss of 50-60 jobs. With the organisation’s central role in collaborating with the Australian Ballet, Australian Opera and Victoria Opera companies, the musicians fear these changes will influence the quality and future of their orchestra. Please help them to raise awareness and improve Government funding and grants, by heading to their facebook page and learning more about the situation at hand. http://www.facebook.com/GreatCitieshaveGreatOrchestras Back to the top

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Funding Opportunities
Arts Programming - Arts Victoria - Funding: $5,000 - $30,000 Funding is available to support arts organisations, ensembles and festivals to present a program of work occurring in Victoria within a 12 month timeframe. To supporting a diverse mix of innovative and professional arts programming in urban, regional and rural Victoria. Priority will be given to organisations that assist in building on professional arts strengths, support innovative ideas and engage audiences. (03) 9954 5000 artsvic@dpc.vic.gov.au www.arts.vic.gov.au Australia Council for the Arts Grants: Market Development Grant – Australia Council Closes: No set date, applications must be received eight (8) weeks prior to the project start date. Funding: Up to $10,000 The Live on Stage program provides travel support for professional musicians (and their manager/representative) selected to showcase original Australian music at key international music trade fairs and international festivals. The grant is in response to the current global interest and demand in rock/pop and Indigenous music from Australia, and the ongoing growth of a strong and vibrant live music scene. Musicians selected to showcase at the following three international trade fairs - South by South West (USA), The Great Escape (UK) and WOMEX, World Music Expo (Europe) as well as musicians with ‘career-defining’ performances at key international music festivals tied to developing career and market potential for musicians are eligible to apply. The performance opportunity must be on an official/main stage with the demonstrated potential to expand on an established audience base and market niche. The festival must be high-profile, established, attract key buyers and decision-makers from the international music sector and generate strong media interest. The program prioritises Indigenous musicians selected to showcase at WOMEX. Performance fees must be paid. http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/live_on_stage__music_international_showcase_program_-_market_development Contemporary and Live Music Development The Contemporary and Live Music program aims to support the creative growth and viability of the Victorian music industry by: • equipping Victorian musicians to face the challenges of a rapidly changing era in the music industry • encouraging artists to explore new initiatives and strategies to connect their music with audiences • supporting industry bodies that provide education and professional development to Victorian artists. The program has three categories: • Career Building • Music Touring • Sector Development For more information about these grants and closing dates please go to
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The foundation supports the development of regional community foundations, and uses seed funding and challenge grants to move regional development project funding into a more dynamic context. To date FRRR has allocated $2.5 million to communities across the nation www.frrr.org.au/ info@frrr.org.au Harold Mitchell Foundation For charitable organizations to run vital projects or activities in the Arts and Health which would not otherwise happen to create opportunities to discovery the arts/and or the health field and set up opportunities for the future. Looking to support individuals with the commitment and potential to improve our world through the establishment of arts or health activities with real potential to take off and be ongoing. www.haroldmitchellfoundation.com.au Contact: info@haroldmitchellfoundation.com Invergowrie Foundation Scholarships Melbourne Youth Music has teamed up with the Invergowrie Foundation to make achieving musical dreams a reality for girls who live on the edge of Melbourne or beyond. Thanks to a generous donation from the Invergowrie Foundation, a charitable trust designed to advance the education of girls and women in Victoria, Melbourne Youth Music is calling for applications from musically talented girls and young women aged 7 – 25 years who would like to be part of the acclaimed Melbourne Youth Music programme. The scholarships are open to girls who play orchestral stringed instruments, bassoon, horn or a low brass instrument. Successful scholarship winners will receive free tuition in a 32-week program of regular rehearsals and tutorials, specialist workshops and take part in public performances Scholarship winners will also receive an individual lesson from a female member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, as a way of mentoring these students and showing them the possibilities of a future in music. For more information on how to apply for an Invergowrie Foundation Scholarship, please contact the MYM office on 03 9376 8988 or mym@mym.org.au Music Bound Quick Response Travel Fund – Australia council Closes: No Set Date Funding: $1000 Funding to help Indigenous music coordinators attend professional development opportunities in Australia. The objective of this program is to support Indigenous arts workers to have greater access to industry development opportunities. www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/music_bound_quick_response_travel_fund Music Equipment Grants In addition to the FReeZA and FReeZA Central programs the Victorian Government is offering grants to support aspiring young musicians in Victoria by making funds available for use by local musicians through local councils. To apply contact your local council or for more info visit: www.freeza.vic.gov.au

St Francis' Church - Choral Scholarships

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The choir of St Francis' Church, Lonsdale Street is one of Melbourne's longest running choirs and has a wide-ranging repertoire including regular orchestral masses. St Francis' Choir is currently offering two generous choral scholarships -- one for a soprano/mezzo and one for a tenor. For further information please contact the Director of Music, Tony Way. Telephone/Fax: (03) 9639 4560 Back to the top

Resources
CD and Songbook available Teachable, community singing repertoire. Belinda McArdle leads six community singing groups a week and has developed a passion for producing singable, meaningful repertoire for her groups to enjoy. Winter features 10 songs all adopted by the groups over the last chilly season and comes with a songbook of lyrics and chords. Each song has been recorded with its layered parts and provides both a beautiful listening experience and useful teaching resource. Contact Belinda by email: acabellas@live.com.au or phone 0411 201 241 to arrange postage. $25 for CD, songbook and P&H. CD for 5-12yr olds Do you work with primary school-aged kids? Are you always on the hunt for new songs that will capture their imagination? Well, "WHATEM 2" is for you! Real Australian musicians have written and recorded songs especially for 5-12 year olds. Artists like Chris Wilson, Sarah Carroll, Angie Hilton, Sophia Katos and Belinda McArdle all bring their unique styles to the album. And the best part is that your purchase helps to support Bluebird Foundation to continue their work in making quality Arts programs accessible for all. To listen to samples of the songs and order online visit www.bluebirdfoundationinc.org.au/whatem2sales or the iTunes store. The Classical Guitar Society The Classical Guitar Society of Victoria is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization incorporated in 2005. CGSV aims to bring together guitarists, teachers, composers and the listening public to provide enriching experiences for all, through a variety of guitar-related activities. CGSV has an orchestra, regular Guitar Gatherings and events, such as the “Ensemble Extravaganza” concert night and an annual competition. We provide a “Find a Classical Guitarist” service for the public to hire CGSV members to play at their events. Subscribe to latest news at www.cgsv.org.au, or join our Facebook group or Twitter service. Become a member and enjoy more benefits.

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Have a sing with the Brunswick Women’s Choir Exciting new free on-line teaching resource now available for choirs and conductors. Made possible with funding from VicHealth, the Brunswick Women's Choir has produced a package of audio / visual and musical scores available on their website at www.brunswickwomenschoir.org.au Choirs and their conductors anywhere with access to a computer can learn three songs as if they were participating and present in a singing workshop. A highlight is the song Manubak Garra, composed by Lou Bennett for the choir, in which she teaches some of the words in her native aboriginal language, Yorta Yorta, and explains the context and meaning of this beautiful piece. MusicEducation.edu.au A music resources website designed for classroom teachers of music www.musiceducation.edu.au - linking users to a wide range of music education resources. There are lesson plan collections, sites to assist with advocating and implementing music education programs, free sites that offer aural training, chord calculators, and music games. There are textbooks, articles and periodicals, as well as personal sites designed by music education specialists. National Music in Communities Network Australia now has its first national network to link people working and volunteering in community music. Network membership is $25 a year. Connect with others working and volunteering in community music; Receive regular e-bulletins with the latest news and research relevant to community musicians and group leaders; www.musicincommunities.org.au River of Song Studio - Recording Sessions River of Song Studio is now offering recording services for small projects, community choirs, demo CDs, chant, sacred sound, and meditation tracks. At competitive rates, River of Song is able to bring a portable studio to your premises, and can coach you through the process if you are new to recording. Please call Michelle on 0409946994 to chat further. Sheet Music for “Victoria Sings” songs The wonderful Colin Douglas from the UK has transcribed most of the songs in CMV’s Victoria Sings book for which music notation was not included when it was originally published. Colin is offering to email his transcriptions to interested singing leaders. Thanks Colin! Email him at Colin Douglas colin@gerlan.wanadoo.co.uk Teaching CDs for Community Choirs Multi-Part Songs from Around the World Betsy Sansby, CCLT 4, director of The One World Community Choir has just completed the first volumes in her teaching CD series for community choirs. 100% all profits to Care.org, an international organization dedicated to fighting poverty and restoring dignity in the poorest regions of the world. Click on link above to hear samples or order: http://www.dancinghands.com/choir.php

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Ukulele Books Trisha Scott and Bill Plant have taught hundreds of beginners to play the ukulele and have learnt a little about teaching along the way. They both sing and play a number of instruments and have been playing music for years. They spend a lot of time on the road, at festivals, playing and teaching music and jamming at every opportunity. Over time, the ukulele has become their favourite instrument. They have recently published 2 books through Fox Chappel in the US , one on Learning to play the ukulele and the other Learn to make a ukulele they cost $35 at this stage we are the distributors of them. The learn to play could be a good resource as it has an accompanying CD and songs to play along with, the words and chords are supplied in the book, it has other useful information included as well. For more information about these books go to http://learnuke.blogspot.com.au/ or call 0421603151. Victorian Music Library Open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00am to 5.00pm or by appointment. Our staff of dedicated volunteers will be happy to help you select sheet music from a wide variety of vocal material covering almost every musical genre. The VML is at 64-66 Orrong Road Elsternwick Victoria. We invite you to come in and browse among our shelves, or call 9528 3135 or email musiclib@iprimus.com.au Students: $30 p.a. Individuals: $70 p.a.(borrow up to 6 works for 4 weeks for local members or 8 weeks for country/interstate members) Organizations: $150 p.a. (borrow up to 12 works for 4 weeks for local members or 8 weeks for country/interstate members) Voice Training Online Resource The Essential Voice Website includes free online singing lessons, singing articles, online private lessons via Skype, Forum and DVD for sale. A great resource check it out at www.theessentialvoice.net Wendy’s Music shop has now gone online! Visit us now and subscribe to our newsletter to get a 20% online shopping discount on your first purchase!Wendy’s Music are music education specialists and offer music books, strings, instruments, equipment and much more.. Instrument Hire also available. wmmerchandise@wendysmusic.com.au 03 9982 0570 Offer only available for a few more weeks! Website http://shop.wendysmusic.com.au/ What do Ukuele Players Eat? #2 (Cook Book & CD) is now available A cute little cook book filled with recipes from 22 uke players from all around the world all contributors also sent a song that is on a CD that comes with the book. Perfect music to cook to and with beautiful illustrations by Skylaar Amannn. Available through: www.ukuleleland.org

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YouViewAustralia.com YouViewAustralia.com provides independent filmmakers and musicians with a viable distribution channel, direct to the public. Contributing material to YouViewAustralia.com is absolutely free. The works submitted are made available for the public to download and/or order on CD or DVD (where applicable) at competitive market rates – and 70% of all revenue received is returned directly to the contributor. Go to: http://www.youviewaustralia.com/CONTRIBUTORS/default.aspx for more information on submitting your work. The YouViewAustralia.com site has been designed by independent artists, for independent artists. We know how difficult, time consuming and costly it can be to get your work to market via traditional distribution methods and have developed our site to overcome these obstacles. We invite you to visit www.youviewaustralia.com to view the site and access further information, or email us at info@youviewaustralia.com Back to the top

Miscellaneous
Aussie Choirs Challenge ‘Slums To Stage’ African Children’s Choir – 2013 Become a friend of the African Children’s Choir in Uganda KWAYA Australia is offering the opportunity to Australian Choirs to play a very real part in rescuing a child from the slums of Kampala to begin a new life with the African children’s choir in 2013 http://africanchildrenschoir.com KWAYA Australia Inc is a not for profit organization that gives a solid promise that EVERY dollar you donate goes directly towards the education, training and care of the children you are rescuing www.kwaya.org As a treasured new member of the African Children’s Choir family your kind contribution will be acknowledged by the following: • Level 1 $0 – 499 – Honorary membership of ACC an access to the Kwaya Facebook page • Level 2 $500 - $999 A above plus 10 x ACC music CD’s • Level 3 $1000 - $1999 As above plus 4 x ACC concert tickets (ACC Tour Australia – July to Sept 2012) • Level 4 $2000 – $2999 As level 1 plus 12 ACC music CD’s 6 x ACC concert tickets (ACC Tour Australia – July to Sept 2012) • Level 5 $3000 - $3999 Alevel 1 plus ACC music CD’s 8 ACC concert tickets (ACC Tour Australia – July to Sept 2012), A personal video thank you from the Kids • Level 6 $4000 - $5000 • As level 5 plus Dr Jonathon Welch AM 3 hour workshop (your choir, your home town), Local media Exposure, Perform at the ACC concert (ACC Tour Australia – July to Sept 2012) Register your interest at www.kwaya.org. Contact Janelle Gibson 0434 025933 Handover of funds must be by 28 Feb 2013. However if funds are received earlier, bookings can be made immediately for your workshop with Dr Jonathon Welch AM. Fay White SHOUT! October 2012 Edition 62

Fay White has just released a new CD of 14 of her songs which have been recorded with a great line-up of musicians including Jane Thompson, (accordion,) James Rigby (guitars and mandolin), Andy Rigby (harp), Kristin Rule (the unconventional cellist), Bruce Millar (double bass), Wendy Rowlands (keyboard), AJ Leonard (ukulele, guitars and bazouki, percussion) with backing vocals from Jane, James, Andy, Wendy, Polly Christie and Terry White. The songs include the best of Fay's commissioned works over the last decade of community arts events such as the songs written for the fire-ravaged community in the Grampians, songs from the land and life lived in Central Victoria. The album is called "These People, This Place: everyday grace" and can be obtained by sending $30 (includes postage) to Grapevine Music, 37 Goldsmith St Maryborough 3465 First Music In Communities Network Research Report Released The first report from a new series of research projects focusing on grassroots community-based music making has been released by the Music in Communities Network. Community Orchestras in Australia looks at how many groups we have in Australia, how many people are in them, what repertoire they play (and would like to play more), and how orchestras source their music. • Read the report online http://musicincommunities.org.au/research/research/509 • Download Community Orchestras in Australia (PDF) http://musicincommunities.org.au/images/stories/PDFs/July2012_CommunityOrchestrasI nAustralia_masso.pdf • Read a blog post about Coffs Harbour City Orchestra http://musicincommunities.org.au/news/mentors-blog/508-chco • Read a blog post about the SBS Youth Orchestra http://musicincommunities.org.au/news/mentors-blog/507-guestpost-sbs and what other groups can learn from its successful long-standing support from SBS. • Find out more about our new Repertoire Bank http://musicincommunities.org.au/programs/repertoire/527 Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society Youth in Blues Project If you are 25yrs and under and play/sing the blues please register with us, if you have a band you can enter that band, if you are a guitarist, drummer bass player, harp player vocalist etc, we would be happy to have you register your name, age, email address and phone number, address, what instrument you play, to sonia@mbas.org.au MBAS Youth in Blues coordinator.

Community Music Victoria supports, promotes and facilitates music making in Victorian communities. Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, 3000 Tel: 03 9662 1162; Fax: 03 9662 1197 Email: cmv@netspace.net.au; Website: www.cmv.org.au We are supported by Arts Victoria.

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