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For information and resources to help you navigate your way into the online world of music making, go to: cmvic.org.au/leading-community-music-online
› Assembling online: Five discussions about Inclusion, Disruption and Connection in Community Music
It is something of an understatement to say that recent months have transformed our modes of assembly. COVID-19 has forced us to rethink and regroup how we gather, and the extraordinary proliferation of musical and other creative activity that we have seen on our screens and been part of since March is testament to how important the experience of assembly is to our spirit, our sense of community, and our intellectual nourishment. The pivot to online gatherings has seen many artistic plans and projects fall by the wayside in 2020 and perhaps beyond, and many of us are grieving these “untold losses” of art and artists and creative experiences that might have been.
› CMVic Response to COVID-19
CMVic recognises the impact of the current situation regarding COVID-19 on all communities and are working to see how we can help. Many of our community will be impacted in various ways. We welcome all the initiative being taken by leaders and groups for online activities, and we are developing ideas about how we can support them. We expect that all our physical events up until the end of July will probably have to be postponed to later in the year, but we will be reviewing this situation regularly and updating our policy as necessary. Due to the health and wellbeing of our team being paramount, Community Music Victoria has now implemented a work from home policy. This will…
› Birds Are Singing Country - Film and Article
"ONE OF the many things that COVID has revealed to me, is that if you love a place, it will love you back. It’s an extension of Arthur Rubinstein’s idea that "if you love life, life will love you back". This year,…
› COVID-19 and Risk: Information for Community Music Makers
Community Music Victoria has collated a reading list of information intended to help any community music group leaders or participants to consider the risks and requirements involved in returning to community group music making 'in real life'.
It is important to note that the collation of this information is ongoing, that it is subject to change and is intended for guidance only.
The information can be found under the 'resources' section of the website, here.
› Living with COVID-19 (to the tune of Leaving On a Jet Plane)
Big thanks to Community Singing Leader, Leigh Cawood, who got in touch to share this parody she wrote to share with her 'Soup and Sing' singers. Pre-COVID,her group would get together about once a month to sing their hearts out. Leigh says, "thanks for all the work you do to keep us…
› Help with Leading Community Music Online
As physical distancing measures continue in Victoria, music leaders have never been more essential in bringing connection, joy and wellbeing to communities across the state. At the same time, the work of leading community music has never been so complicated due to the demands of learning new and ever-changing technologies and systems. CMVic is here to support you to use online technologies to complement your practice: Check out our new Leading Community Music Online resource - this will continue to evolve over the coming weeks. Members of CMVic can book a one-to-one tech help appointment with our Online Tech Advisor, Craig Barrie. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your issue and when you are available for a…
› Join the CMVic Monthly Giving Circle
Join CMVic's Monthly Giving Circle! Community Music Victoria is in an exciting phase and we are busy doing what we do best: developing, implementing and delivering a rich program of music making opportunities and projects to deliver across Victoria which are open to everyone. As an independent, not-for-profit, membership based organisation Community Music Victoria relies on a mix of Government funding, membership fees, sponsorship and your donation to exist. Your support is fundamental to the future of CMVic and to our broadening the take up of community music making in Victoria. Through your efforts, over the last couple of years we’ve been able to: Create hundreds of new songs and tunes to share with our communities at over a dozen major festivals and events Provide mentoring support all over Victoria to over 30 new singing…
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› AUSLAN WORKSHOPS FOR BEGINNERS
Australian sign language LEARN TO COMMUNICATE IN SOCIETY Suitable for people who are working in the Health, Retail, Education, or Media sector's and for use in the Community These lessons are in person and taught by Community Advocate Phillip Chalker. These lessons start with the alphabet and numbers, then will…
› CLASSICAL MUSICIANS and Others Coping with Covid Shutdown
While music organisations face this lull period brought on by the COVID-19 epidemic, attention has been increasingly turning towards issuing recordings from their archives. Three examples that we can look at are the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian String Quartet and Opera Australia. Full story at https://musicaustralia.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c1f6cd5eedcfc179f2fbf0c0a&id=5c67b490a2&e=6f5d07caf3 Other examples of…