**A State of Emergency has been declared in Victoria due to the serious risk to public health posed by coronavirus (COVID-19). As such, we expect that all CMVic's physical events until the end of July will have to be postponed to later in the year, but we will be reviewing this situation regularly and updating our policy as necessary.
CMVic is not responsible for events by other organisations and individuals, listed below. We'll update any changes we're notified of and are working to ensure that information about postponements and cancellations is relevant and correct.
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› CMVic’s Live Lunch SessionsJul13:00 to 14:00
Join Craig Barrie, live from the CMVic Singing Leaders' Lounge as he explores a topic of choice for the day relating to online community music making. During recent sessions, Craig has been joined in conversation by Loz Irwin-Ray, Artistic and Musical Director at Beyond The Bathroom Choir, and Jane York, Musical Director at Big Feminist Sing and Musical Director at Just Holler, who have shared their experiences running innovative and fun ways to keep their groups singing online, as well as Lydia Griffiths from Creativity Australia about safely returning to face-to-face sessions, held last Monday. If you would like to know more about what's…
› CMVic AGM and 2019 Annual ReportJul
Members of Community Music Victoria are invited to our Annual General Meeting, an evening of short (but essential) business rituals and a review of CMVic’s 2019 highlights. This year the AGM will be held on Zoom. If your membership has lapsed please ensure it is up to date before the meeting. Please send any acceptances, apologies, or questions via email to CMVic Secretary, John Howard. A copy of Community Music Victoria's 2019 Annual Report can be downloaded here.
› Flinders Lane Community Voices: Term 3 OnlineJul
16toSep13:00 to 14:00
17Location: Live at your house - Open in Google Maps
FLCV will be staying online for Term 3! Come and join in the real fun of a virtual choir! Singing leaders, Sarah Mandie and John Howard have been busy preparing videos of the songs they'll be using with some gorgeous harmonies to sing along with online. This has proven to be highly effective in reducing the sense of being a 'solitary singer' which can happen on Zoom, and increases the enjoyment of singing as part of a group while watching everyone else doing the same thing in their little onscreen squares! Everyone is welcome to join in the online session on what would be the group’s first…
› Join a Zookestra Now! (That’s an online ukestra). And stay safe!Mar
24Location: Online - at your place! - Open in Google Maps
Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart from The Sum of Parts invite you to join a Zookestra! The following info is taken from their website. Registration details are at the bottom of the page. 'The Ukestration manuals', also by Mark and Jane, are available here from the CMVic online store! …
› ISME Community Music Pre-Conference Seminar 2020Jun
The CMA commission is excited to offer an OPEN ACCESS online conference to the wider community music network. There will be five digital Assemblies over the following dates in June and July. Tuesday, June 23 UK 7pm / Chicago…
› Daily Lunchtime Sing-a-long with Just HollerJul
31Location: Your house - Open in Google Maps
Working from home? Join Jane York, leader of Just Holler for a daily lunchtime sing to break up the day. A frivolous and fun sing-a-long to one very well known and loved pop song. BYO instruments and outfits. 5 mins of check in and joy to keep us feeling good. Set…
› VIRTUAL BORDER MUSIC CAMPJul
Border Music Camp is online only this year! Visit us from Sunday 5 July to Saturday 11 July for: • performances • seminars • tutorials • lots of fun stuff • ornamental grass • mega-online massed choir, Saturday 11 July No charge. Connect to the VIRTUAL Border Music Camp at
› Just Holler Term 3 OnlineJul
Term 3 choir enrolments are now open. We are offering one night a week Mondays 7:30-9pm, it will be recorded for those who can't make that time. We have so many fun activities planned including choir jams, another virtual collaborative video project, guest conductors AND we are hosting and performing…
› Song Appetit with Linsey PollakJul
It’s not every day that you get to have dinner with a musician of the calibre of Linsey Pollak. Continuing with The Boite's Song Appetit series, The Boite offers you - Linsey Pollak, joining us for dinner and sharing music and stories of his fascinating career as a musician, instrument maker, composer, musical director…
› Join THECHO!R - Term 3 OnlineJul
15toSep19:30 to 20:30
CALLING ALL LOUNGE SINGERS! THECHO!R Founding Artistic Director Dr Jonathon Welch AM Isolation isn’t stopping THECHO!R from singing! THECHO!R has moved its rehearsals online. Repertoire includes popular music, world music, classics and exciting new works.THECHO!R will be creating virtual performances and collaborating…
› Songwriting Workshop with All the Way HomeJul
25toJul10:30 to 12:30
Join Nicki and Craig to collaboratively explore tools that liberate and nurture your songwriting voice. Commencing with two 2-hour Zoom sessions – with practical exercises for developing lyrics, grooves and riffs, melodies and arrangement – we’ll follow-up with an opportunity to share songs with supportive peers. Date: Saturday 25…
› Rosewood Music CampSep
28Location: Charnwood Outdoor Education Centre - Open in Google Maps
Rosewood Music Camp is three fabulous days of music making and dancing in Taungurung Country - the Strathbogie Ranges - in Spring - could there be anything better? The 2020 Rosewood Music Camp will be held deep in a valley in the beautiful Strathbogie Ranges at the Charnwood Outdoor Education Centre,…
› VMC Accredited Drum-Circle Facilitation Training: DATE UPDATEDOct
18Location: Body Voice Centre, 50 Wolverhampton St - Open in Google Maps
This is a fun, experiential, and intensive three-day program that details the different stages and processes involved in leading a community, playing improvised rhythmical music in an empowering and uplifting way. This training is supported by a range of quality resources, and includes ample time for participants to practice the…
› Sing Freedom Road - Reimagined!Oct14:30 to 15:30
Freedom Road will be an opportunity to be part of an event with outstanding local and regional musicians in a spectacular celebration of the songs that accompanied the Black American struggle for equality. This will be a reimagining of the hugely successful project, "Freedom Road" curated by Stella Savy and Dani Fry…