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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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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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