Musicfest 2021 – register now!
Musicfest 2021, on Saturday 28 August, is a statewide celebration of local, participatory music! Join a stellar lineup of music leaders for a day of workshops for all levels of music-making experience. Our exciting program spans a range of styles and traditions: soulful harmonies, latin rhythms, folk tunes & popular songs – with arrangements to suit all instruments and voices.
- Maylene Slater-Burns, proud Kamilaroi, Wiradjuri, Yuin, Worimi, Ngunnawal, Gugu Djungan, Nywaigi, Gangalidda and Garawa woman will lead an Acknowledgement of Country and perform a song.
- Workshops by Kavisha Mazzella, Jen Hawley, Catherine Threlfall, Dan Maceoin, Alison McGann, Win & Roger Moser, and Will Viran.
- Closing celebration concert, MC’d by community music legends Lyndal & Strat and streamed right across Victoria!
Join a Musicfest Hub:
Make music face-to-face with old friends and new at one of our Musicfest Hubs (CMVic Members $30 / $20; Non-members $45 / $30). Tea, coffee, snacks included in ticket price; please BYO lunch or purchase at cafés and bakeries located a short walk from the hubs.
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Or... Join Musicfest Online
Can’t travel to a hub? CMVic will be broadcasting a beautiful online experience to enable a truly statewide music camp – everyone can share in the joy! Register for the Zoom online experience (CMVic Members $12 / $8; Non-members $20 / $12)
Keep an eye out for our full program, coming soon. We can’t wait to see you there!
This is a COVID-safe event that will run in accordance with DHHS guidelines as current at the time of the event. We have a beautiful online experience as “Plan B”, in the event of another lockdown, and will refund face-to-face tickets should that occur.
› The effect of music on the brain11/Oct/2018A talk by Alan Harvey on the effect of music on the brain was given at a TEDx event on Remembrance Day, November 2017, using the TED conference format but independently organised by a local community. https://youtu.be/MZFFwy5fwYI.
› What Happens to your Brain when you Sing?22/Sep/2018Singing in the shower makes your voice sound great, but is it also good for your mental health? We asked Professor Sarah Wilson from the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne. You can view/hear the video at https://youtu.be/lSvY_oIIwMM or at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSvY_oIIwMM&feature=youtu.be. Wilson suggests that yes, singing offers a range…
› Group singing “can improve mental health”25/Jan/2018Group singing "can improve mental health"- Community singing 'improves mental health and helps recovery' = an article by Philippa Roxby, a Health reporter, BBC News, dated 21 December 2017. You may be interested in this item from the BBC News website from 21st December, which describes how community singing can…
› Learning Music Can Help Critical Thinking09/Apr/2017Article by Graham Strahle · March 27, 2017 https://musicaustralia.org.au/author/grahams/ Quite apart from the merits of teaching music for its own sake, there is a view being increasingly voiced among education researchers that music can be used to promote critical thinking in children. This was a topic that surfaced…