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Gender Equity and Diversity in Opera Summit - summary of discussions

Gender Equity and Diversity in Opera Summit - summary of discussions

On 2 December 2019, the AMC, together with the Australia Council for the Arts and APRA AMCOS, convened a summit focusing on gender equity and diversity in opera. The list of participants for this initial summit included composers, singers, producers, and administrators representing a wide range of expertise and organisations. This article explains the background of the summit and summarises the discussions of the day and includes a final statement drafting the next steps towards addressing the issues identified and a positive change.

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Register now for Jazzahead and Classical:NEXT 2020

Register now for Jazzahead and Classical:NEXT 2020

Registrations are now open for two important industry events in Europe in April and May. Jazzahead will take place in Bremen on 23-26 April 2020, while Classical:NEXT will be held at Rotterdam on 18-21 May 2020 (note the recent change of dates).

SOUNDS AUSTRALIA and the AMC will be providing a platform to support Australian delegates at both events. Before registering, please get in touch with Glenn Dickie at SOUNDS AUSTRALIA or John Davis at the Australian Music Centre to obtain the code to register at a reduced rate under the umbrella of the Australian stand.

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AMC's Christmas hours

AMC's Christmas hours

AMC will be closed for Christmas holidays from 1pm on 24 December, reopening at 10am on 6 January 2020. 

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Flinders Quartet showcases emerging voices in 2020

Flinders Quartet showcases emerging voices in 2020

The Melbourne-based Flinders Quartet's Composer Development Program is bearing fruit, with two former participants featured in concert programs in 2020. One of these, emerging Sydney composer Ella Macens has been announced as the Emerging Composer in Residence for the Quartet in 2020. Another program participant, Derek Brookes, will see his String Quartet included in the first program of 2020 - Flinders Quartet premiered this work as part of the program last year.

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Jonathan Zwartz to APRA AMCOS Board

Jonathan Zwartz to APRA AMCOS Board

Composer and double bassist Jonathan Zwartz was elected as a new member to the APRA Board of Directors at the APRA AMCOS Annual General Meetings held in Sydney in mid-November. A long-term writer member, composer Nigel Westlake, stepped down from the Board.

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2019 Albert H Maggs Composition Award to Wally Gunn

2019 Albert H Maggs Composition Award to Wally Gunn

AMC's Associate artist Wally Gunn has won the 2019 Albert H Maggs Composition Award for his piece Moonlite (2019) for 6 voices, 4 percussion and viola.

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