Hello Community Music Makers of Victoria,

We hope you’re doing okay out there!

Today's warm Spring sunshine’s making us feel all glass half full, so we’ve listed any events scheduled to take place regionally throughout September in the hope that lockdown lifts in time for them to go ahead.

Keep an eye on relevant websites for updates on anything you have your heart set on attending, as things change. As you’ll see, there are lots of lovely sounding ways to get together and stay connected online.

Hot on the heels of CMVic's gorgeous Musicfest which lit up last weekend, bookings for the Boroondara Ukuele Festival (BUF) will be opening in the next day or so! Read about plans for this below. 

Big thanks to everyone who has optimistically shared news and event info with us this month, and to Kass Mulvany for helping pull it all together. This is Kass’s final edition of Shout! as she’s hanging up her CMVic hat after many years of amazing work as a volunteer on the Comms team. Kass, we can’t thank you enough! 

If you have something to Shout! about in October, please send details to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) in a Word doc or written in the body of an email. The deadline for submissions is September 23. 

Don't forget to spread the love; feel free to forward Shout! to a friend! And if you’d like to support our work in other ways, we love welcoming back renewing and new members alike and you can check your current status or join up here.

Take care of yourselves!

With warm wishes to all of you from all of us.

Community Music Victoria
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CMVic News

Uke Lovers Get into the BUF in Ashburton

Uke Lovers Get into the BUF in Ashburton

30 Aug 2021

“We all need to be able to plan things, we need it for our personal wellbeing, we need to have something to look forward and aspire to… it’s a bit like having that recipe where you go, ooh I’d love to make it but I haven’t got quite those ingredients I’ll just substitute this, and it might not be the same but it will still be amazing.”

Margaret Crichton shares her vision for Boroondara Ukuele Festival…

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Want to place your group or online event in our e-newsletter?

Want to place your group or online event in our e-newsletter?

02 Sept 2021

Send us an email request!  We'd love to list your group and face-to-face or online event on our website. We receive a lot of requests, so to improve the chance of inclusion into our next edition of Shout!, email your details to communications@cmvic.org.au or contact us, with the following details (in text not PDF or JPEG formats). We look forward to hearing from you!

Title:  Brief Description:  Cost:  Time/Date: Contact: Name, Phone, Web (if available) Venue (or URL link if it's an online event):  Closing date: (for auditions, employee opportunities, competitions, awards). 

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The CMVic Shop never shuts!

Shop online with CMVic

02 Sept 2021

The CMVic online store has many wonderful resources lining its virtual shelves, including The Ukestration Manual and The Business of being a Community Musician by Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart, and Just Sing and Just Sing Rounds songbooks aimed at community singing groups and choirs, by Jane Coker and Val Regan.         

The Ukestration Manual: Want to go beyond hum’n’strum? Want to deal with music-making humans more effectively? 100+ pages packed with knowledge, practical solutions and reflections based on ten years of teaching and leading ukulele. Click here The Business of Being a Community Musician: Let people value you as a…

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CMVic Events

Boroondara Ukulele Fest (BUF),  Online 24-25 September

Boroondara Ukulele Fest (BUF),  online 24-25 September

24 Sep 2021 - 25 Sep 2021

Boroondara Ukulele Festival – BUF

Ashburton Community Centre and online – run by our team of online festival experts!

Friday 24 September – AUTLA PD DAY

PD day for leaders and teachers run by Australian Ukulele Teachers and Leaders Association (AUTLA). Teachers can pick up tips from presenters including Sally Carter and The Grubby Urchins.

Saturday 25 September – BOROONDARA UKE FEST!…

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2021 Amberley Singing Camp - 16 October

2021 Amberley Singing Camp - 16 October

16 Oct 2021

The wonderful volunteers that make up the CMVIc VicSings Committee have been beavering away at developing a nurturing, replenishing and inspiring singing camp - an opportunity to relax, reset and enjoy the wonder of singing together in harmony. The plan is for a face-to-face event held on the day of 16 October, rather than a residential weekend camp. As you can imagine, contingency planning for COVID has been a key consideration, as well as the impacts of lockdowns on singing leaders' budgets. We'll have more details in our August instalment of Shout!

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Public News

Community News and Info

Financial and Other Support for COVID-19

Financial and Other Support for COVID-19

02 Sep 2021

Find out about the financial support available to people and businesses affected by COVID-19 here.

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World Concertina Day - February 6 2022

World Concertina Day - February 6 2022

02 Sep 2021

Thanks to Stuart 'Fuzzy' Ashburner for notifying us of the first-ever World Concertina Day will be on February 6th, 2022, the 220th anniversary of the birth of Sir Charles Wheatstone, inventor of the English concertina! The following information is taken from the…

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Call of the Forest - A short film by Terry Melvin

Call of the Forest - A short film by Terry Melvin

02 Sep 2021

'Call of the Forest' is the latest short film from Terry Melvin, Laura Brearley and friends, and has been made in support of Warburton Environment’s campaign to protect the native forests in the Central Highlands of Victoria. 'Call of the Forest' brings…

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Just Holler Lunchtime Sings are back!

Just Holler Lunchtime Sings are back!

02 Sep 2021

Join the interstellar Jane York online for a free, daily lunchtime sing, and keep those lockdown blues at bay each day!  The fun starts at 1pm everyday, except Sunday, during metro Melbourne lockdowns. The Just Holler facebook page is where the magic…

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Why Can’t We Identify Music Notes as Well as Colors? Pitch Perfect Study Provides Answers

Why Can’t We Identify Music Notes as Well as Colors? Pitch Perfect Study Provides Answers

02 Sep 2021

Both light and sound travel as waves, with characteristics that allow people with typical vision and hearing to perceive and categorize them when they reach their eyes and ears: “That’s a small red dog barking,” someone might say. But while…

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DRMC: 2022 Youth Music Awards Adjudication via Video

DRMC: 2022 Youth Music Awards Adjudication via Video

30 Aug 2021

Applications are now open and due Sunday 7 November 2021 The application form is available: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Pdb5aYQRUo6aEyD9iNWRpUVR69g84PCY?usp=sharing Email drmc@drmc.org.au for link to upload your video/s, application form, sheet music + form analysis (Krans only). Please make each piece or movement, one video of standard…

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Orchestral Scholarship for First Nations instrumentalists

Scholarship for First Nations instrumentalists

30 Aug 2021

The 2022 One Day In January (ODIJ) summer intensive for First Nations orchestral musicians aged 14 - 25 will be held in Melbourne from Jan 23 - 25. Led by Yorta Yorta composer Prof Deborah Cheetham AO and Ensemble Dutala…

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City of Melbourne Quick Response Grants

City of Melbourne Quick Response Grants

26 Aug 2021

Assistance of $4000 is available through City of Melbourne's quick response arts grants. Grants are available to artists and small to medium arts organisations across all disciplines and to people from all backgrounds and abilities. Applications for the next round…

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Want to buy a Marimba?

Want to buy a Marimba?

26 Aug 2021

As you may know, I have relocated back to the beautiful Tasmania. I am still building marimbas and taking orders. It is my intention to make them as orders are placed - so that I can bring a load over…

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Music Teacher Vacancy - Ongoing Full Time

Music Teacher Vacancy - Ongoing Full Time

23 Aug 2021

St Joseph's College, Geelong is seeking a full time(neg.) music teacher for 2022. Music Teacher - Ongoing Full Time (negotiable) Commencing 28 January 2022 The College is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced, innovative and enthusiastic secondary Music Teacher (Brass specialist).…

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Public Events

Group Events

Beginners Ukulele Course - online

Beginners Ukulele Course - online

12 Jul 2021 - 30 Sep 2021

Beginners Ukulele Course - online Learn and practice skills and songs to build up a great playable repertoire.   Mondays 6-7pm AEST from 12 July to 30 September $80 for 8 weeks on Zoom. Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BLQSJ  See www.unstrungmusic.com.au for more…

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Ukulele Literacy

Ukulele Literacy - online

12 Jul 2021 - 30 Sep 2021

NEW! Ukulele Literacy - online Learn to: Name the notes on the ukulele fingerboard Read sheet music Understand basic music theory Use you ukulele to work out vocal harmonies To pick melodies How to play in an ensemble Learn an…

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Willin Wimmin Choir - Term 3 2021

Willin Wimmin Choir - Term 3 2021

14 Jul 2021 - 08 Sep 2021

Willin Wimmin - Women’s Choir - in person if COVID restrictions allow (online if not) Directed by Steph Payne   Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm from 14 July Church of Christ Hall Douglas Parade & John St, Williamstown All levels. All people identifying…

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Wyndukes Ukestra - Term 3 2021

Wyndukes Ukestra - Term 3 2021

15 Jul 2021 - 16 Sep 2021

Wyndukes Ukestra - in person if COVID restrictions allow (online if not) Wyndukes Ukestra plays contemporary songs with chords, riffs and vocal harmonies. This is an ongoing, committed group. Thursdays 7-8:30pm. 15 July to 16 September 10 weeks. $165. BYO…

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Drum Connection: Evening Sessions

Drum Connection: Evening Sessions

15 Jul 2021 - 16 Sep 2021

  Drum Connection Hurstbridge will be resuming ‘drum to drum’ African Drumming classes for the new term on Thursday 15 July with Covid safe practises in place. Drums are supplied and timid beginners are always welcome.  Term Dates: Thursdays 7.30-8.30 pm. July…

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Drum Connection: Daytime sessions

Drum Connection: Daytime sessions

16 Jul 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

Drum Connection Hurstbridge will be resuming ‘drum to drum’ African Drumming classes for the new term on Friday 16 July  with Covid safe practises in place. Drums are supplied and timid beginners are always welcome. Term Dates: Fridays 2.30-3.30 pm. July…

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Brazilian Singing/Cultural Immersion – Aug-Oct 2021

Brazilian Singing/Cultural Immersion – Aug-Oct 2021, online

03 Aug 2021 - 05 Oct 2021

The Brazilian (virtual) choir Lab hosted by Melbourne singer/songwriter Diana Clark is led by musicians zooming in from Mi La Muisca, Rio de Janeiro! This is a different online choir experience - truly​ unique Commencing Aug 3rd on Tuesday nights at 8pm, it’s a…

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Music Playing Opportunities

Online Celtic Jam Sessions

Online Celtic Jam Sessions

08 Sep 2021 - 29 Sep 2021

Our online Celtic Jam sessions are continuing on Wednesdays, from 7:30pm - 8:30pm.  We'll slow down on tune-learning a little - because we're all pretty tired with lockdown -  and add in some review sessions like last year.  So Sep 8 will…

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Stawell Performing Arts Festival

Stawell Performing Arts Festival

17 Sep 2021 - 18 Sep 2021

Stawell Performing Arts Festival from Friday 17th September and Saturday 18th September. Showcasing local youth talent through "The GYE Factor" on the Friday with a chance for 12 - 25 year olds to get up on the stage and  show off…

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Metro Events

Term 3 String Ensemble for Young Musicians, Princes Hill

Term 3 String Ensemble for Young Musicians, Princes Hill

20 Jul 2021 - 14 Sep 2021

Princes Hill String Ensemble for Young Musicians - A big thank you to everyone who joined our beginner string ensemble in Term 2. The group will continue running in Term 3 and we would love to welcome new players. Details as…

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SURREY HILLS ORCHESTRA ‘Concertofest’

SURREY HILLS ORCHESTRA ‘Concertofest’ - POSTPONED

04 Sep 2021

Saturday 4th September at 2.30pm MLC James Tatoulis Auditorium, Barkers Rd, Kew Program : Overture “Cendrillon” by Fernando Sox (arranged by Ben Bates) Vivaldi's Four Seasons (Summer and Winter) Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 5 TICKETS: $25/$20;…

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MUSIC TO OUR EARS: MELBOURNE MUSIC WEEK RETURNS

MUSIC TO OUR EARS: MELBOURNE MUSIC WEEK RETURNS

03 Dec 2021 - 12 Dec 2021

MUSIC TO OUR EARS: MELBOURNE MUSIC WEEK RETURNS - 3-12 December, 2021. Melbourne Music Week is back, and the City of Melbourne is calling for musicians, venues and promoters to take part in this year’s 10-day event. This year, the line-up will…

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Regional Events

FREE accessible Drumming Sessions

FREE accessible Drumming Sessions

23 Jul 2021 - 10 Sep 2021

Accessible Drumming Sessions Next date: Friday, 23 July 2021 | 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Rural City of Wangaratta, in conjunction with In The Grove Community Drumming, is excited to be running free accessible drumming session for people of all abilities!  …

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GAMC 2021 Acoustic Blackboard Night #2

GAMC 2021 Acoustic Blackboard Night #2

05 Sep 2021

Just in case we’re out of lockdown, and restrictions allow it ... here’s a planned clubnight. If cancelled or postponed, members will be advised by email and club facebook page. If you’re interested in performing 1 or 2 songs then…

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Stawell Performing Arts Festival

Stawell Performing Arts Festival

17 Sep 2021 - 18 Sep 2021

Stawell Performing Arts Festival from Friday 17th September and Saturday 18th September. Showcasing local youth talent through "The GYE Factor" on the Friday with a chance for 12 - 25 year olds to get up on the stage and  show off…

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Choir Enrolments open for Freedom Road Bendigo

Choir Enrolments open for Freedom Road Bendigo

18 Sep 2021 - 31 Oct 2021

In 2021 The Boîte is bringing Stella Savy and Freedom Road to the beautiful Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo. Freedom Road originally staged in 2011 with the Boîte Millennium Chorus and explored the songs of slavery, music that has been the source of…

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Music Camps

The Non-Magnetic Gypsy Jazz Uke Camp

The Non-Magnetic Gypsy Jazz Uke Camp - Online

22 Aug 2021 - 19 Sep 2021

Hello there uke lovers, Anu Grace and myself, Jen Hawley are running a series of 5 Online ukulele sessions in August and September for community players interested in exploring the world of blues and gypsy jazz uke playing. It's not…

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Rosewood Music Camp - Save the Date

Rosewood Music Camp - Save the Date

24 Sep 2021 - 27 Sep 2021

Information about tickets to this incredible weekend of music, dance and art-making will be available soon! https://www.rosesgapmusiccamp.org.au/.../rosewood-music-camp

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Border Music Camp: POSTPONED

Border Music Camp: POSTPONED

26 Sep 2021 - 27 Sep 2021

   Border Spring Music Days postponed  The health and safety of our music-making community will always be our most important priority and for this reason, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our Border Spring Music Days.   We…

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Stringmania Online 2021!

Stringmania Online 2021!

29 Sep 2021 - 02 Oct 2021

Join the Stringmania crew for four days of classes, forums, concerts and game shows. Camp will run Wednesday September 29 to Saturday October 2. It opens with a tutors' concert on Wednesday evening and closes with a finale concert on Saturday evening. Contact stringmaniacamp@gmail.com for…

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Workshops

Melbourne Georgian Choir - Term 2

Melbourne Georgian Choir - Term 2

28 Aug 2021 - 13 Nov 2021

COVID has changed our lives, but so has Georgian singing! We are doing our best to keep you singing in these volatile times.  The Melbourne Georgian Choir, an Australian mixed voice choir, was established in 2010, has explored this wonderful…

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Matters of Diversity in a Kodaly-Inspired Classroom with Dr Karen Howard (USA)

Matters of Diversity in a Kodaly-Inspired Classroom with Dr Karen Howard (USA)

04 Sep 2021

This workshop will cover matters related to the diversification of both repertoire and pedagogical strategies in a Kod?ly-inspired music classroom. Considerations of ethical song research, avoiding cultural appropriation, deemphasizing notation while emphasizing a sonic curiosity, and broadening our understanding of…

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Stawell Performing Arts Festival

Stawell Performing Arts Festival

17 Sep 2021 - 18 Sep 2021

Stawell Performing Arts Festival from Friday 17th September and Saturday 18th September. Showcasing local youth talent through "The GYE Factor" on the Friday with a chance for 12 - 25 year olds to get up on the stage and  show off…

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Free, Online Meditation Sessions

Free, Online Meditation Sessions

18 Sep 2021 - 29 Sep 2021

A free online event by Bundoora Family Clinic throughout September and beyond. Practice some self-care in the hurly burly.  Facebook event page with the Zoom link can be found here.

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Classes

Sussex Neighbourhood House Keyboard Playing for Kids

Sussex Neighbourhood House Keyboard Playing for Kids

19 Jul 2021 - 06 Sep 2021

Sussex Neighbourhood House is offering Fun Music Classes for 7 to 12 year olds. You will learn at your own pace, in small groups. Keyboards provided. MONDAYS 4:00PM -5:00PM 19 JULY- 06 SEP COST: $127.50/CON: $97.50 Update from SNH: We…

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