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Ngarra-Burria: First Peoples Composers - applications are now open

Ngarra-Burria: First Peoples Composers - applications are now open

Applications are now open for Ngarra-Burria - First Peoples Composers, a new artist development program building on two years' of worth experience from an earlier initiative, run as part of the AMC's AMPlify artist development framework.

Ngarra-Burria is delivered by a partnership between Moogahlin Performing Arts, the Australian Music Centre, ANU School of Music, and Ensemble Offspring, with funding support from APRA AMCOS, and in-kind support from EORA College of TAFE. Applications deadline is 4 November.

Ngarra-Burria are Dharug words meaning to hear, to sing, and this program is intended to build bridges for First Peoples musicians to step forward, further develop their composing skills, and connect with the art music sector.

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HSC 2019 repertoire lists are online!

HSC 2019 repertoire lists are online!

Updated HSC repertoire lists for students preparing for their NSW Higher School Certificate performance in 2019 are now available on the AMC website. Students and teachers in other states can also use this resource to add Australian works to their performance repertoire. 

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AMC and the Europe Jazz Network: developments and opportunities

AMC and the Europe Jazz Network: developments and opportunities

The AMC's board member Martel Ollerenshaw, has become the new vice president of the Europe Jazz Network, a 140-member organisation of promoters, festivals, venues and national organisations. The AMC has been a member of the Network since 2017, further strengthening Australia's connections with the international jazz and improvised music scene. Martel is herself based in London where she, until last year, worked for the EFG London Jazz Festival.

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Chris Mann (1949-2018)

Chris Mann (1949-2018)

Composer and poet Chris Mann has died in New York at the age of 69 on 12 September 2018. Influenced by John Cage and Kenneth Gaburo, Mann's work in the field of compositional linguistics was characterised by his unique performance style and voice, described by Tim Rutherford-Johnson as having "this quality that made you feel as though you had been unwillingly sucked into a conversation with a slightly mad neighbour: amongst the Beckett and the Pinter streams of stuttering consciousness was the gabble of gossip" (The Rambler 13 September 2018).

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Major funding for a new opera by Mary Finsterer

Major funding for a new opera by Mary Finsterer

Major funding of more than $500,000 has been confirmed for Mary Finsterer's next opera Antarctica, consisting of a generous donation of $250,000 from Melbourne resident Elaine Smith as well as funding from other philanthropic sources.

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Opportunity: 2019 Willgoss Choral Composition Prize

Opportunity: 2019 Willgoss Choral Composition Prize

Applications are open for the third Willgoss Choral Composition Prize, administered by the University of New South Wales and funded by Dr Richard Willgoss and Sue Willgoss. The Prize is aimed at encouraging and promoting the creation of an original work for unaccompanied choir, in support of a thriving choral program at UNSW as represented by the Music Performance Unit.

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