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The Suitcase Series wraps up Regional tour

The Suitcase Series wraps up Regional tour

Angelina Grein

Malthouse Theatre has just wrapped up a regional tour of Atomic, the 5th Suitcase Series play, by Amelia Chandos Evans. The programme visited Bendigo, Geelong and Wangaratta.

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Opera QLD empowers students to sing their songs of belonging

Opera QLD empowers students to sing their songs of belonging

Angelina Grein

What is an opera without its lush costumes, elaborate sets and foreign lyrics? To students at Yeronga State High School, it is the perfect medium to tell the stories that resonate with them. The inner-south Brisbane school has partnered with Opera Queensland to develop a stripped back opera to spotlight the remarkable stories and vocal abilities of its diverse student body.

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Circus Oz Skillz

Circus Oz Skillz

Angelina Grein

Circus Oz recently concluded a fantastic season of SKILLZ, a circus education show and workshop program developed for students in Foundation – Grade 4.

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ASO’s innovative music experience inspires regional students

ASO’s innovative music experience inspires regional students

Angelina Grein

As part of Country Arts SA’s 25th birthday celebrations this month, five local Riverland high school students are receiving intensive musical training from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, as well as the opportunity to play alongside the orchestra this month, thanks to support from the RAA.

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Young Wharfies

Young Wharfies

Angelina Grein

Young Wharfies is an engaging and free learning program for Year 11 Drama students (in 2019) who are inspired by the power and creativity of theatre. The group of students selected to be 2019 Young Wharfies will spend a year attending productions, participating in workshops and meeting artists and creatives at STC.

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Transformed by the masters

Transformed by the masters

Every year, as part of Musica Viva's ongoing focus on artist development and nurturing the next generation of musicians, the MVA Masterclass Program gives secondary and tertiary students and emerging professional ensembles the opportunity to learn from master musicians touring as part of MVA’s International Concert Season.

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TSO’s Path-Leading Educational Program

TSO’s Path-Leading Educational Program

Small but nimble: that is how one could describe the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, not only in its performances but also in its particularly well developed educational program.

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Generous support brings music to the ears of students in far-flung places

Generous support brings music to the ears of students in far-flung places

School students in remote areas of Western Australia and the Northern Territory are seldom able to travel to see live performances from highly talented professional musicians, but thanks to generous corporate and philanthropic support, Musica Viva is able to take the music to the students.

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TAB picks up STEAM

TAB picks up STEAM

The benefits of a STEAM-based curriculum are well documented, and so is the need for teachers to be supported by quality arts education with additional specialist resourcing — which is where The Australian Ballet leaps in.

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Senior Contemporary Dance Program

Senior Contemporary Dance Program

In association with Sydney Dance Company, The McDonald College will launch the inaugural Senior Contemporary Dance Program in 2019. The program is open to students in Years 10 – 12 wishing to develop into creative, forward-thinking contemporary dance artists.

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Taking Gypsey Tober to Tipperary Station

Taking Gypsey Tober to Tipperary Station

​At the end of a dusty 30 kilometre driveway in the Northern Territory you can find Tipperary Station School. There are only 6 students, but when Musica Viva’s Gypsy Tober visited in August, they were greeted by students from 5 local schools - one of which had driven over 2 and a half hours to visit!

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ACO Academy program

ACO Academy program

The ACO recently held it’s ACO Academy program for talented young string players, in Melbourne for the very first time.

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STC offers regional scholarship

STC offers regional scholarship

For the first time, Sydney Theatre Company is offering a regional scholarship for its acclaimed Work Experience Week program in 2018.

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SDC regional workshops hit the road

SDC regional workshops hit the road

​Sydney Dance Company’s teaching artists are currently on the road as part of the regional tour of Rafael Bonachela’s ab [Intra]. Each year the teaching artist team tours Australia to bring dance to communities and schools in regional areas.

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Musica Viva - Taking live music across NT

Musica Viva - Taking live music across NT

Musica Viva in Schools (MVIS) aim to bring quality music education to as many students in Australia as it can. Last month, the popular band Zeeko transported their catchy vibe to students from Alice Springs to Croker Island thanks to the generous support of the Northern Territory Department of Education and a private donor.

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ASO's Festival of Learning

ASO's Festival of Learning

In June, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's annual Festival of Learning returns to the Adelaide Town Hall for a week-long celebration of music-making.

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Bangarra's teacher training - Winhanga-rra in demand

Bangarra's teacher training - Winhanga-rra in demand

​(Wiradjuri language for hear, think, listen). With the Australian Curriculum determining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures as one of three priorities across the curriculum and the States curriculum incorporation of more Indigenous content there is high demand for professional learning in this area.

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Vocation training support for Dance returns

Vocation training support for Dance returns

The Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) and the Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) are, from 18 Jan eligible for VET student loans, both with a $10,000 cap.

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Don't stop the music

Don't stop the music

​Filming is underway in Perth on Don’t Stop the Music, a new three-part landmark documentary series for ABC TV, highlighting the transformative effects of teaching music in primary schools. The series has joint funding from Screen Australia and Screenwest and is backed by Musica Viva and the Salvation Army.

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​OperaQ brings opera to school students in Cunnamulla

​OperaQ brings opera to school students in Cunnamulla

There hasn’t been a locally-based music teacher in the Cunnamulla region for a number of years, but in October music was the focus for many students. Workshops with school students from Cunnamulla, Eulo and Charleville took place in Cunnamulla from 17 to 20 October 2017.

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Recognising arts educators

Recognising arts educators

To mark World Teachers’ Day on Thursday 5 October, Queensland Ballet and World Alliance for Arts Education released a joint statement recognising arts educators.

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MTC celebrates new partnership with VCA

MTC celebrates new partnership with VCA

Melbourne Theatre Company is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Victorian College of the Arts for MTC’s upcoming production of Vivid White by Eddie Perfect.

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Kings of Baxter - Bell Shakespeare

Kings of Baxter - Bell Shakespeare

Screening at the Antenna Documentary Film Festival to be held in Sydney next month, Kings of Baxter follows the Bell Shakespeare workshop program at the Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre for Boys.

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Musica Viva Schools' 2018 offers more

Musica Viva Schools' 2018 offers more

2018 MVA in Schools includes three new shows; Water, Water, Everywhere with music by Grammy-winning composer, Tan Dun; Da Vinci’s Apprentice, which brings out the inventor in us all; and Wyniss, a dynamic group from Müa Island in the Torres Strait.

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STC’s School Drama Book launched in New York

STC’s School Drama Book launched in New York

Following its successful release in Australia last year, The School Drama Book: Drama, Literature and Literacy in the Creative Classroom by Robyn Ewing and John Nicholas Saunders, is launched this weekend in New York. The event is part of the New York University Forum on Ethnodrama: The Aesthetics of Research and Playmaking, hosted by the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University's Steinhardt School.

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Breaking Down Barriers for Young People to Enjoy Orchestral Music

Breaking Down Barriers for Young People to Enjoy Orchestral Music

What orchestras arguably need most of all these days are skilled, talented and enthusiastic individuals who can bring the experience of orchestral music to young people. Oddly, they tend to be a small and rare bunch. This is because their abilities need to be spread so widely, across education, conducting. composing, and perhaps above all, communication. by Graham Strahle for Music Australia

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Australasia's first Orchestral Performance master’s degree launches

Australasia's first Orchestral Performance master’s degree launches

A two-year Master of Music (Orchestral Performance) launched at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) when the University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis and Chair of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) Board Michael Ullmer signed an official Memorandum of Understanding.

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​Arts & Education: the value of deeper engagement

​Arts & Education: the value of deeper engagement

This case study explores the benefits of long-term dance engagement with St Kilda Primary, an inner city multicultural school in Melbourne who have been working with The Australian Ballet Education over 10 years.

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The School Drama Book

The School Drama Book

Sydney Theatre Company launches The School Drama Book: Drama, Literature and Literacy in the Creative Classroom by Robyn Ewing and John Nicholas Saunders.

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A Youthful Carmen

A Youthful Carmen

Opera Queensland’s Open Stage program creates education and community engagement programs for all ages.

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Fiddlesticks

Fiddlesticks

Musica Viva ensemble Fiddlesticks returns from an extensive tour of Hong Kong.

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The Composers’ Project

The Composers’ Project

Tassie Students' composition talents nurtured through university, art gallery and symphony collaboration.

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Going Bush

Going Bush

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's The Bush Concert schools program is up scaling and going national.

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MSO takes audiences on a musical adventure

MSO takes audiences on a musical adventure

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra held its sixth annual Education Week – a mini festival of music making activities for the young, and young at heart – at Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall.

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Sydney Dance Co launches DancED 2016

Sydney Dance Co launches DancED 2016

Sydney Dance Company launched its DancED program for 2016 this week, showcasing an example of a primary school workshop with students from Bronte Public School, and topped off with a performance from its recent season of Triptych by two Sydney Dance Company dancers, Janessa Dufty and Bernard Knauer.

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Chance of a lifetime for dancers at SDC

Chance of a lifetime for dancers at SDC

Applications are now open for Sydney Dance Company’s pre-professional training for 2016. It is open to Australian and New Zealand dancers aged 18 or older, and those who are turning 18 in 2016.

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Young WA composers reach orchestral heights

Young WA composers reach orchestral heights

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra understands the importance of supporting and mentoring the next generation of young artists. Its Young & Emerging Artists Program nurtures aspiring performers through unique training opportunities.

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WASO Open day and more

WASO Open day and more

In a first for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Education Week will inspire, delight, inform and challenge audiences and participants across a broad range of musical performances.

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Black Diggers simulcast conquers a new frontier

Black Diggers simulcast conquers a new frontier

‘The simulcast was a whole new frontier for theatrical experience … we were undaunted as an audience and gripped by the power of ‘almost’ live theatre.’ So said Bundaberg North State High School, Judith Thrupp, following Queensland Theatre Company’s simulcast of Black Diggers to nine venues around the state in October.

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Macbeth—six ways this week

Macbeth—six ways this week

The first Bell Shakespeare Schools Festival runs this week in partnership with Canberra Theatre Centre.

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Australian Curriculum review changes the goalposts

Australian Curriculum review changes the goalposts

The report of the Australian Curriculum review has been released this week. While the report stresses the importance of arts education and the need to support professional development of teachers, it has suggested that only two arts subjects—likely visual arts and music—need be mandatory.

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Queensland Ballet launches a new Senior Program

Queensland Ballet launches a new Senior Program

Queensland Ballet has announced it will launch a new Senior Program in 2015, giving talented students the opportunity to pursue intensive ballet training while completing face-to-face senior academic studies in Years 11 and 12.

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Young players riot with the QSO

Young players riot with the QSO

Queensland Symphony Orchestra will perform with two young soloists in its Secondary Showcase education concert—It’s a Riot!

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Sharing the magic of opera

Sharing the magic of opera

This year over 45,000 children in greater Sydney and regional NSW will experience the timeless comedy of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville—and for many it will be their first encounter with opera.

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AMPAG supports arts in Australian Curriculum

AMPAG supports arts in Australian Curriculum

​AMPAG has called for a strong arts component to be retained in the Australian Curriculum, endorsing the five separate subject areas of music, dance, drama, visual arts and media arts.

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Education Forum 2014

Education Forum 2014

The 2014 MPA Education Forum was held in Brisbane on 30 June–1 July, and featured keynote speakers: Eric Booth, teacher, actor, arts advocate and Founding Editor of the Teaching Artist Journal, and Professor Julian Meyrick, practitioner, academic and media commentator on matters of cultural policy.

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Education

Education

All our 28 member companies make a huge contribution to arts education. In 2015 close to 566,000 school children and teachers attended education activities for schools, of which more than 160,000 were from regional and remote Australia. Education and workshop attendances around Australia, inspired, delighted and extended students’ knowledge and supported teachers ongoing arts teaching practice

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WA Education festival brings artforms together

WA Education festival brings artforms together

The 4Arts Education Festival in Western Australia kicked off this morning, with the four major WA companies coming together under the same roof with two days of free performances and workshops.

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