Community Music Victoria supports, encourages and promotes participation in music making, regardless of musical ability and experience
Over the past 10 years a whole heap of people (almost 2000!) have participated in our singing and music leadership skills programs, and we reckon that at least a further 15,000 people have subsequently engaged in active music making as a result of the new groups and activities these leaders have inititated. This is how we do it:
CMVic has developed a network of experienced music and workshop leaders, and has gathered a body of knowledge about leadership skills. We pass this on by providing:
- support to music groups who are just starting up
- mentorship to music leaders
- a variety of events aimed at developing leadership skills
In collaboration with our partners, CMVic organises a wide range of events for people of all musical abilities. These events
- provide opportunities for everyone to play music in a secure and friendly environment
- support existing singing or music groups and their leaders
- encourage new leaders to start new groups
- provide the opportunity for sharing repertoire and leadership skills
CMVic puts together a number of regular publications and makes available various musical resources (scores and mp3 recordings) for all types of singing or music groups. Some of our publications are available at no cost whilst others you can purchase from our online store.
CMVic helps musicians and music groups get to know each and share their ideas, skills, and music. We encourage this through the events we organise (also listed at the bottom of this page), and through this website which hosts a range of networking opportunities.
For an example of the work we do, watch this youtube clip, which features CMVic as one of the partners of Raising the Roof - where vocal and instrumental ensembles from across Victoria came together to celebrate the New Hamer Hall in a music-making event on a grand scale (2013).
CMVic works with partners to develop focused programs and projects, and frequently seeks funding from relevant arts and philanthropic organisations. Further details of these can be found here.