Hello Community Music Makers,

Welcome to the June edition of Shout!, a monthly round up of news, events and opportunities to keep your cockles glowing as the months march on and into chillier weather.

From next Monday 6 June, Leaders' Happy Hour will be back after a short break! Join Nicki Johnson live in the Leaders' Lounge from 5pm weekly, to unwind, relax and chat about whatever you feel the need to air and share with your peers. More info below!

We're looking forward to other heart-warming winter events in June including the Mildura Community Winter Solstice Celebration, Saturday 18 June on the Mildura Riverfront.
There will be performances, community music groups, activities for kids, and opportunities to make music as you enjoy tasty treats around a crackling campfire! More details coming soon on CMVic's Murray Mallee Music Makers Facebook page. Just in time for Make Music Day which is celebrating its 40th anniversary! Don't forget to register your music making opportunities on their website and check out the exciting events on offer!

Scroll down for a bounty of things to keep you busy making music all month and if you're holding an event in July let us help you Shout! about it! Drop a line with all the info to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by June 20th. Huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to this month's edition and to CMVic volunteer, Lin Mak, for standing by to help with listings and for her ongoing support.

Shout! is sent far and wide to help keep as many people as possible in the loop and making music! Feel free to keep spreading the love; forward this on to a friend or show your appreciation with a quick check of your membership status which is quick, easy to do and available here.

Take care of yourselves; rug up and go well.

With warm wishes from all of us to all of you,
The team at CMVic
Community Music Victoria
1/35 Johnston Street, Collingwood, VIC 3066
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CMVic News

Speech or Song? How the Brain Perceives Music

Speech or Song? How the Brain Perceives Music

30 May 2022

New research explores the different ways in which the brain distinguishes between music and speech.



Most neuroscientists who study music have something in common: they play a musical instrument, in many cases from a young age. Their drive to understand how the brain perceives and is shaped by music springs from a deep love of music. This passion has translated to a wealth of discoveries about music in the brain, including recent work that identifies the ways in which the brain distinguishes between music and speech.  “Over the past two decades, many excellent studies have…

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CMVic Annual Report, Jan - Dec 2021 is Out!

CMVic Annual Report, Jan - Dec 2021 is Out!

30 May 2022

The 2021 CMVic Annual Report has dropped! Pick up a cuppa and read about the mighty acheivements of our small organisation between December and January of last year as we reflect on the challenges, celebrate the outcomes, and look to the future.  In the words of Bridget Roberts, President of the Board of Management, "CMVic continued to improvise, working out hybrid (in person and online) models of singing and playing in groups. Such creativity came from our collective drive to keep making music and from everyone’s willingness to contribute in some way - whether as participants, facilitators, technicians, or as part of our core team…

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Events are starting to roll in as 2022 Make Music Day program develops

Events are starting to roll in as 2022 Make Music Day program develops

30 May 2022

The month before Make Music Day on June 21 is when our events program starts to take shape and at this point we get a glimpse of what is going to be on around the country. It is a very varied program highlighting the creativity of people and the want to get out and celebrate live music.

Included so far is an Acoustic Jam Session on the beautiful Queensland island of Coochiemudlo, where the community is invited to join in. Each year, local Camden businesses in NSW open up their doors in celebration of Live and Local for a week long activation of live…

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The CMVic Shop never shuts!

The CMVic Shop: Open all Hours

30 May 2022

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

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

30 May 2022

Send us an email request! We will happily list your community music group event on our website.  Please mail info about your event to communications@cmvic.org.au with the details listed below. (We'd appreciate if you send these details as text rather than PDF or JPEG formats as it makes it easier for us to copy and paste). 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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CMVic Events

Happy Hour Returns! With Nicki Johnson

Happy Hour Returns with Nicki Johnson!

06 Jun 2022 - 27 Jun 2022

Back on Mondays at 5:00pm following a short hiatus, Nicki Johnson returns to host a weekly Zoom "Happy Hour" chat for group leaders! The link is available in the CMVic Music Group Leaders' Lounge and CMVic Singing Leaders' Lounge on Facebook and also available by emailing nicki@cmvic.org.au if you aren't on Facebook. 



If you're not already a member of either lounge we encourage you to join and connect with your community of leaders. These chats always create much hilarity, song sharing and collective wisdoms. Come and hang around with us and solve the worlds problems! All welcome, no bookings or rsvps, just turn up when you can, for as long as you feel like.…

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Make Music Day 2022

Make Music Day 2022

21 Jun 2022

Drum up your friends and hit the streets on June 21 for @Make Music Day Australia. Join people in thousands of countries around the world in this FREE and unique global music making event. See how you can participate and register your event now. https://makemusicaustralia.org.au/#participate #makemusicdayoz #makemusicday Make Music Day Ambassadors Support Music Making for All Hail our inaugural Make Music Day Ambassadors Kate Ceberano, Lee Kernaghan, Jack Howard, Andy Baylor and Sarah Carroll. More great Australian artists have joined this illustrious group lending their name to the event which celebrates music making in the community. We are pleased to…

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Public News

Community News and Info

Kingston Singers – new choir in the City of Kingston!

Kingston Singers – new choir in the City of Kingston!

30 May 2022

Calling all shower singers, car crooners and karaoke carollers: you are invited to join in an evening of song and community with Kingston’s brand new choir. All welcome! Enjoy group singing of songs from many styles and eras, and from…

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Violin and Viola Teacher - Casual

Violin and Viola Teacher - Casual

30 May 2022

Siena College is seeking to appoint a casual Instrumental Music Teacher to teach violin and viola. This casual position is for the duration of Term 3, commencing the week of 11 July and concluding the week ending 16 September 2022.…

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Hume City Council’s 2023 Annual Community Grants

Hume City Council’s 2023 Annual Community Grants

30 May 2022

Hume City Council’s 2023 Annual Community Grants are opening 10am Wednesday 25 May – 5pm Thursday 30 June 2022. For guidelines and links to application forms, please visit our webpage Community Grants Program - Hume City Council All applications must be…

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Boosting Brain Function in Later Life Through Singing

Boosting Brain Function in Later Life Through Singing

30 May 2022

Summary: Singing in a social group such as a choir may help protect cognitive function and treat aphasia in older adults. Ask anyone in a choir why they enjoy it, and they will tell you about the euphoric effects singing has…

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Register Your Make Music Day Event!

Register Your Make Music Day Event!

23 May 2022

We invite everyone to Make Music on June 21! Make Music Day is made up of thousands of events and performances from across the world.  Anyone can be part of the celebration, so long as your event follows three simple…

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OPPORTUNITY - Volunteer Musician/Music Group Leader Inbox

OPPORTUNITY - Volunteer Musician/Music Group Leader Inbox

23 May 2022

Sacred Heart Mission is looking for a confident volunteer musician who can facilitate a small group music session weekly on Wednesday mornings in our Engagement Hub in Grey Street, St. Kilda.  Our clients attend to pick up a take-away meal and…

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Welsh government triples funding for music education

Welsh government triples funding for music education

23 May 2022

As the cost of living increases, children’s music lessons might not be top of everyone’s list of priorities. However, the government in Wales, UK is working to make sure that disadvantaged children will have access to music education. Their new…

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Classroom 200 - Free Online Resource for Music Teachers

Classroom 200 - Free Online Resource for Music Teachers

17 May 2022

Classroom 200 is a free online resource for music teachers working with learners up to the age of 14. It features music in a wide range of styles, plus accompanying lesson plans. Classroom 200 follows on from, and links to,…

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Public Events

Group Events

Sing your heart out, play the Ukulele and feel good! Two Workshops

Sing your heart out, play the Ukulele and feel good! Two Workshops

26 Mar 2022 - 11 Jun 2022

Following on from the success of Surrey Hills Neighborhood Centre's "Sing Your Heart Out" (SYHO) workshop 1 (pre-lockdown) and Workshop 2 (post lockdown); we now look forward to bursting forth in song & Ukulele for our 2022 Sing Your Heart Out…

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Willin Wimmin Seek Sopranos!

Willin Wimmin Seek Sopranos!

27 Apr 2022 - 15 Jun 2022

Willin Wimmin - Women’s Choir - in person Directed by Steph Payne Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm from 27 April All levels. All people identifying as women/non binary welcome - we are really in need of sopranos but all singing ranges welcome. Lots…

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Wyndukes Ukestra Term 2, 2022

Wyndukes Ukestra Term 2, 2022

28 Apr 2022 - 16 Jun 2022

Wyndukes Ukestra - in person Wyndukes Ukestra plays contemporary songs with chords, riffs and vocal harmonies. This is an ongoing, committed group.   Thursdays 7-8:30pm. From 28 April 8 weeks. $160. BYO music stand. All levels included. Bari & Bass…

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From Newcomer to Super Strummer

From Newcomer to Super Strummer

02 May 2022 - 20 Jun 2022

From Newcomer To Super Strummer! Ukulele bootcamp for beginners. Bravely transform from a new beginner to an established player, able to play impressive ukulele techniques that are more powerful than a locomotive! Each week you’ll learn 3 popular songs, each…

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BROADWAY: A Choral Tribute to Musical Theatre

BROADWAY: A Choral Tribute to Musical Theatre

16 Jul 2022

Broadway: A Choral Tribute to Musical Theatre is a one night only show from The RMIT Occasional Choral Society in partnership with RMIT Music bringing to…

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2022 Winter Mountain Fest

2022 Winter Mountain Fest

17 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022

The 2022 Winter Mountain Fest will be a celebration of all things vocal - a chance to connect with good people, express yourself, and find your voice amongst the beautiful trees of Mt Evelyn! Unplug, de-stress and reconnect with: Workshops…

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Drum Connection, group hand drumming courses.

Drum Connection, group hand drumming courses.

14 Jul 2022 - 16 Sep 2022

These fun community courses have been running in Hurstbridge continuously for over 16 years. Drumming is accessible to all, great for brain power and fun, fun, fun! New members are welcomed at the start of each term. Seniors and timid…

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Metro Events

New Term for Only Women Aloud

New Term for Only Women Aloud

02 May 2022 - 27 Jun 2022

Calling all mums, daughters, sisters, aunties, grandmothers & girlfriends!! Play It Forward is thrilled to announce the new term of ONLY WOMEN ALOUD. Rehearsals will be beheld Mondays (starting 2 May) 6pm - 8pm during school terms in 2022. ONLY…

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Sonidos Del Alma - Spanish Language Choir

Sonidos Del Alma - Spanish Language Choir

04 May 2022 - 22 Jun 2022

Sonidos Del Alma - Spanish Language Choir Series 3 conducted by the incredible multi-talented Columbian singer-songwriter Iaki Vallejo begins on Wednesday May 4th and rehearsals will be on every Wednesday until June 22nd.   For more information and to enrol,…

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Celtic Jam – online and in person at Box Hill (Melbourne) $10

Celtic Jam – online and in person at Box Hill (Melbourne)

01 Jun 2022

Celtic Jam  is back weekly at Box Hill Arts Centre. We're revising our old tunes from pre-covid times and adding in our favourites from the online sessions over the past years.  The session is a chance to play tunes at a…

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A Night At The Theatre

A Night At The Theatre

04 Jun 2022

The Salvation Army Melbourne Staff Band present a wonderful evening of music and songs from your favourite musicals.  Special guests are Danielle Matthews & Michael Cormick Cost: $25/$20 Time/Date: 7:30pm, 4th June 2022 Tickets online: www.salvationarmy.org.au/MSB

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Melbourne International Singers Festival 2022

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2022

11 Jun 2022 - 12 Jun 2022

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!! BE CHALLENGED, INSPIRED & ENTERTAINED! Now in its 11th year, Melbourne International Singers Festival for all singers, is proud to present an exciting & diverse program. GOSPEL, CONTEMPORARY, WORLD, OPERA, NEW WORKS, ROCK & MORE! Join us for a…

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Two afternoons WINTER SING • Led by Sue Johnson

Two afternoons WINTER SING • Led by Sue Johnson

12 Jun 2022 - 13 Jun 2022

Join us! Two afternoons of WINTER SINGING Sun 12th & Mon 13th June  (Queen’s birthday) led by Sue Johnson   Enjoy the rich layering of many voices and rhythms, harmonies, chants, breathing exercises and warms ups.  Sing heartfelt songs with groove and soul including Sue…

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Australian National Academy of Music event @ Government House Victoria

Australian National Academy of Music: Free event @ Government House 

21 Jun 2022

The Governor of Victoria, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, and Mr Anthony Howard AM QC invite members of the public to a special event in the Ballroom at Government House Victoria, presented by Australian National Academy of Music as part of…

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Leaps and Bounds Festival is Back!

Leaps and Bounds Festival is Back!

24 Jun 2022 - 03 Jul 2022

The Leaps and Bounds Music Festival will put the ‘live’ back in live music this winter, with an electrifying program of in-person gigs showcasing the artists, producers and local venues that make the City of Yarra Melbourne’s music capital.  The…

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Diamond Valley Singers Present Beauty and the Beast

Diamond Valley Singers Present Beauty and the Beast

01 Jul 2022 - 09 Jul 2022

Come and join the Diamond Valley Singers Broadway production for the 8-performance season of “Beauty and the Beast” As the story goes……An arrogant young prince and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into…

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Regional Events

Singing for Fun in Bellbrae

Singing for Fun in Bellbrae

18 Feb 2022 - 18 Nov 2022

The Singing for Fun team welcome you to our new year of singing together to ‘Sing like nobody is listening’. We will meet four times in 2022, in February May, August and November, on the third Friday of these months.…

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The Singing Circles: Sing for Fun!

The Singing Circles: Sing for Fun!

28 Apr 2022 - 30 Jun 2022

Easy songs and rounds in a colourful mix of styles with community singing and choir leader, Barb McFarlane. All ages and abilities, no experience is needed! Easy harmonies, enjoy singing in the safety of a group. Casual attendance is fine. …

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Briagolong Ukulele Strum Session

Briagolong Ukulele Strum Session

07 May 2022 - 03 Dec 2022

Come and join our Briagolong Strum Session if you are in our part of Gippsland on the first Saturday of each month (except Jan). We are a friendly group and all ability levels, especially beginners are welcome. So too are…

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Uke for Fun

Uke for Fun

04 Jun 2022

Wonthaggi Sing for Fun are offering an opportunity for ukulele players to get together once a month at 10am on the first Saturday of each month.   10am Beginner's Instruction 10.30am Simple Strumming 11am Structured Jam Session   We will be…

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Singing for Fun turns 20!!!!

Singing for Fun turns 20!!!!

04 Jun 2022

A very big milestone is coming up! It is 20 years that we have been meeting together in Bellbrae Hall, to sing together and to share food in the style of Community Music Victoria's "Vocal Nosh"! We have a wonderful…

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Grand Ridge Music

Grand Ridge Music

08 Jun 2022 - 22 Jun 2022

From June 8th and continuing every second Wednesday from 12:30 to 2:30pm: Grand Ridge Music (Formerly Mirboo Music Jam) at Old Grain Store. Led by various Gippsland Acoustic Music Club members. All instruments and/or voice & all ages & experience levels…

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Mornington Winter Music Festival

Mornington Winter Music Festival

10 Jun 2022 - 13 Jun 2022

The Mornington Winter Music Festival will be held over the Queen's Birthday weekend in June annually and will see Mornington come alive with a celebration of Music, Arts and Heritage. There will be no shortage of entertainment at the 2022…

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GAMC Jam Session

GAMC Jam Session

11 Jun 2022 - 25 Jun 2022

The Gippsland Acoustic Music Club (GAMC) Jam sessions are fortnightly on the 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings of each month. They run from 10.00am – 12.00pm. You can stay for 10 mins, 30 mins or the full session – the…

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The Regional Sessions - songwriting events in Victoria

The Regional Sessions - songwriting events in Victoria

13 Jun 2022 - 23 Jun 2022

Attention songwriters! Come along to The Regional Sessions happening in June in five locations: Geelong, Bendigo, Wangaratta, Dandenong Ranges and Gippsland! It’s a full day for songwriters who want to work on their craft and make new connections, and learn from top Australian musical…

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Winter Tunes Camp, Torquay

Winter Tunes Camp, Torquay

30 Jun 2022 - 03 Jul 2022

Come to the QuasiTrad camps and discover different corners of Victoria…. actually, it wasn't my intention to have a roving annual camp but that's been the case since 2015!  This year's camp is in the scenic town of Jan Juc…

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Music Camps

2022 Winter Mountain Fest

2022 Winter Mountain Fest

17 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022

The 2022 Winter Mountain Fest will be a celebration of all things vocal - a chance to connect with good people, express yourself, and find your voice amongst the beautiful trees of Mt Evelyn! Unplug, de-stress and reconnect with: Workshops…

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Workshops

Moorabool Music Makers

Moorabool Music Makers

07 Jun 2022

Join the good folk at Music Victoria in Ballan on Tuesday, June 7 for an afternoon of panels and networking for industry, local businesses and music lovers alike.  Love music? Are you an artist, venue owner, booker or promoter? Or perhaps you’d like to start booking…

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Singing Solo Workshop with Richard Lawton

Singing Solo Workshop with Richard Lawton

12 Jun 2022

Over the 20 years of the SINGING SOLO workshops many people have discovered a new found vocal freedom and also an increased self-confidence gained from standing up in front of a select audience and delivering a song of their choice.…

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The Regional Sessions - songwriting events in Victoria

The Regional Sessions - songwriting events in Victoria

13 Jun 2022 - 23 Jun 2022

Attention songwriters! Come along to The Regional Sessions happening in June in five locations: Geelong, Bendigo, Wangaratta, Dandenong Ranges and Gippsland! It’s a full day for songwriters who want to work on their craft and make new connections, and learn from top Australian musical…

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Melbourne Georgian Choir is reconvening for a second Semester!

Melbourne Georgian Choir: Reconvening for a Second Semester

18 Jun 2022 - 06 Aug 2022

The Boite's Melbourne Georgian Choir is reconvening for a second 2022 Semester for more singing of brilliant Georgian songs in a beautiful acoustic space, St Mark’s in Clifton Hill. Rehearsals are from 2:30 to 4:30pm Saturdays from 18th June to 6th August. To make the rehearsals…

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Classes

GAMC Ukulele Lessons for 2022

GAMC Ukulele Lessons for 2022

27 Feb 2022 - 26 Nov 2022

The Gippsland Acoustic Music Club has been preparing for ukulele lessons in 2022. This coming year sees us offering 3 levels of ukulele lessons. These are: 1. Beginners – absolute beginner/starting Beginners (those new to ukulele or those with only…

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