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.
› THE PEOPLE’S CHOIR: DOING WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN21/Dec/2020“It’s such a necessary thing to be creative, to have the joy of making music, giving that gift to others and receiving in return the joy and the happiness that you can see and feel in them. While we still have that up to a point, because of everything that has happened this year there are so many of us who haven’t been able to do that, whether we’re professional, amateur, or community based musicians. And that is very disturbing for me.” Read more....
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› 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…
› “Videos to watch and listen to” from The Natural Voice Network23/Jan/2021These are videos posted by The Natural Voice Network - well worth a listen. Tiri Vamwe (We Are Together), written by Penny Stone and the Joyous Choir at https://naturalvoice.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0cf015fbe8421b8ebcf941b65&id=5dec839a10&e=fd60887114 21 Blessings by Una McCann at https://naturalvoice.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0cf015fbe8421b8ebcf941b65&id=ef18072840&e=fd60887114 Julian of Norwich - Karen Dietz and…
› Voices of Moonee Valley is calling all singers20/Jan/2021CALLING ALL SINGERS! Do you love to sing? Join Dr Jonathon Welch AM, founding artistic director of the award-winning Choir of Hard Knocks, and Moonee Valley City Council, for an inclusive choir experience! EVERYONE WELCOME! In addition to Moonee Valley residents, we are now inviting all those interested in singing…
› Palais concerts open again!15/Jan/2021A concert series has opened at the Palais in St. Kilda. View the program at www.palaistheatre.com.au. Program includes TOGETHER AGAIN AT THE PALAIS THEATRE, Blake Rose, 28 January, 7.30pm. Onsale 10am. TICKETS at https://cl.s4.exct.net/?qs=c9cec93b377b7b77f6e2630e189f2551d16bd19ba522ac2334e3e3ce83eb20b035150079f7301f0f37288863386fb1a10bbfc9587ed72763cfffdf25d5bca985. The Gala for Oxfam, Melbourne International Comedy Festival on 17 March. Onsale 10am. TICKETS at https://cl.s4.exct.net/?qs=c9cec93b377b7b770f31857cb2b943170d258a354191815c08b42dccec95f86a3a5611eb0ec8bdba75d9057a6cbc96b47f0df8b9dba52184c6eedb761dab86be. Opening Night Comedy…
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› Mental Health First Aid Training15/Jan/2021Support Act is bringing the nationally-accredited Mental Health First Aid training to artists, crew and music workers all around Australia from February 23 - March 2. Mental Health First Aid is the nationally accredited training for individuals and teams to be able to effectively respond to mental health issues. At this training, you'll learn how to:…
› EOI for Regional Music Development Program15/Jan/2021Music Victoria are excited to announce that the Expression of Interest process for the Regional Music Development Program opens today. Funded by Creative Victoria and delivered in partnership by Music Victoria and Regional Arts Victoria, the program will support the employment of three Regional Music Workers for 12 months in three regions across the state. These…