Board of Management
CMVic relies heavily on the volunteer members of its Board of Management, which makes key decisions for the organisation. The Board of Management usually meet six times per year.
Board Working Groups
Much of the organisation’s detailed business is overseen by ‘working groups’ whose minutes are a standing item of the Board agenda. Each group has as its members at least two Board members and one CMVic Coordinator. In 2019 these groups were:
- Governance Group: Oversight of all aspects of governance, finance, and personnel; also acting as Board Executive Group for short term decisions
- Program Group: Oversight of all aspects of CMVic’s artistic program and its delivery
- Communications and Fundraising Group: Oversight of all aspects of external communications, including the website, social media, newsletters, and fundraising activities (excluding project grant proposals)
Program Steering Groups
A vital aspect of CMVic’s governance and operation is the active engagement with its volunteer base. Two steering groups play a central part in this engagement:
- Vic Sings: Representing CMVic’s state-wide broad initiative designed to weave community singing into the cultural fabric of Victoria. Members of Vic Sings include one CMVic Coordinator plus many active volunteers, all of whom are experienced community singing leaders able to apply highly valued expertise to our activities. The group provides regular advice to the CMVic Program Group.
- Victoria Plays Music (formerly Victoria Makes Music): Representing CMVic’s more recent support of instrumental community music groups. This group was less active during 2019 but is re-establishing itself for 2020. Members of VPM include experienced instrumental group leaders and musicians who are keen to see new groups established around the state.
Project Steering Groups
All externally funded projects are overseen by a project steering group whose members are drawn from the Board, CMVic Coordinators, and volunteers as appropriate. Project Managers are ex-officio members of the relevant group, and project steering groups provide written reports regularly to the Program Group.
Volunteers: Around 50 people generously offer their time to help run operations, sit on governance groups, run music and singing groups, provide mentorship and input to the various projects
CMVic Coordinators: CMVic employs several (five in 2020) part-time Coordinators to deliver our core activities, amounting to a total of 1.14 EFT of paid time. In addition, all Coordinators offer substantial volunteer time to support many aspects of the organisation.
Project Managers: CMVic employs contract staff (both paid and volunteer) to coordinate delivery of externally funded projects.
› CMVic appoints a new Program Coordinator for 202130/Nov/2020CMVic is thrilled to announce the appointment of Nicki Johnson to the role of Program Coordinator for 2021. Nicki brings with her a wealth of experience of community group leadership and skills development. She is currently the singing leader for the Keynote Singers and With One Voice Greater Dandenong, and assistant choir leader to Emily Hayes' Brunswick Rogues Choir. Nicki navigated the stormy seas of lockdown with ukulele in hand and Craig at the rudder, amassing a marathon 35 weeks of live-streaming as part of her work with the With One Voice community, but is ever-so ecstatic to be exploring a gradual return to face-to-face music making. In addition to…
› HMST Funding Offer Celebrated by CMVic!02/Dec/2020Community Music Victoria is delighted to have been approved for funding from the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust (HMST), for the second phase of its project ‘Growing Community Music’. (GCM2). Subject to securing matched funding, GCM2 will receive $186,000 from HMST’s Impact Grants funding round to continue its work to establish and support Regional Networks to invigorate and encourage greater participation in community music making activity. GCM2 will focus primarily on three regions of Victoria: East Gippsland, Mildura Regional City, and City of Casey and the shire of Cardinia. HMST Impact Grants are allocated to projects that have strong potential to achieve significant impact in line with HMST’s vision for ‘a strong, just and sustainable Victoria’, and their mission to help build…
› Catch Up With Previous Music Software Workshops30/Nov/2020CMVic realises that making time to participate in online workshops can be tricky. In consideration of this, the past four workshops in the Music Software series are now available for viewing online. If there are any that you've missed, this is an ideal opportunity to catch up! Music Software Workshops 16-Nov-2020: Workshop 4, Virtual choir/band Part 2 09-Nov-2020: Workshop 3, Virtual choir/band Part 1 05-Oct-2020: Workshop 2, "Audacity" 07-Sep-2020: Workshop 1, "Overview of Software"
› Viva School of Music seeks Piano and Singing Teachers30/Nov/2020Viva School of Music is the local premier music school of Camberwell, right at the heat of the Camberwell Junction. It is a warm, friendly and enthusiastic school servicing mostly school aged children. We are currently seeking notably qualified piano and singing teachers for work in…
› DHHS Updates: Statement from CMVic30/Nov/2020CMVic has updated its Draft Roadmap to COVID normal for Community Music Makers following the change to restrictions on November 22nd. All updates can be viewed here. CMVic has also sought clarification from DHHS about the current restrictions around mask wearing and how many people may sing when attending singing or music rehearsals, and has received different information each time. In light of this, we are reluctant to offer any interpretation of the current guidelines which may subsequently prove to be misleading or incorrect. Instead, we recommend each group makes its own assessment of the information on the DHHS website, or by calling them on 1800 675 398, bearing in mind that the Premier's summary of last step restrictions, updated November…
› Speak Percussion: December Performance Program29/Nov/2020Speak Percussion are currently accepting applications from Victorian secondary students for our upcoming December Performance Program, running from December 6-12. Our December program is based on London-based Australian composer Matthew Shlomowitz's 'Letter Pieces', a series of short works combining physical actions and sound. Students will work with Matthew and Speak…
› Lowther Hall - Cello Teacher29/Nov/2020Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School, Essendon, Cello Teacher - Expressions of interest sought for a Casual position, Commencing Feb 2021. Due to an overflow and increase in cello enrolments for 2021 we seek an additional cello teacher to join our established String Program. For more information, please contact: Darren Emerson, Director of Music. PO Box 178 (17 Leslie Road) Essendon, Australia 3040. T + 613 9325 5000 EmersonD@lowtherhall.vic.edu.au ABN: 35 006 660 984. www.lowtherhall.vic.edu.au
› Bass Guitar Position 2021, Brighton Secondary College29/Nov/2020We are looking for a bass guitar teacher for one day a week in 2021, with the possibility of going to a day and a half depending on student numbers throughout next year. Ability to teach Yr 7 guitar would be an advantage. The job is advertised…
› Summary of current rules for music events29/Nov/2020Music Victoria has summarised the current rules for live music events in Victoria: - Audiences - All audiences need to be seated and wearing a mask (unless eating or drinking). Musicians - Are recommended to be 2m apart and 5m away from the audience (this is a recommendation, not a requirement). Masks…
› “A Different Voice, A Different Song” - FREE book available online18/Nov/2020Free access to "A Different Voice, A Different Song" – book about the natural voice movement Caroline Bithell’s book A Different Voice, A Different Song is now Open Access, which means that it is available to read online or download for free. Go to https://naturalvoice.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0cf015fbe8421b8ebcf941b65&id=d79b714338&e=fd60887114 and Click the Open Access icon at the…