Conductor Development Program – Singing for Inclusion

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APPLY FOR $2500 SCHOLARSHIP

More than 60% of people in our communities have felt lonely and disconnected at some time. For people experiencing disadvantage, this number is even higher. The financial, social and individual costs to our communities are growing every day, but solutions that are genuinely inclusive and accessible are limited.

Singing for Inclusion is a training course designed in partnership with Creativity Australia and Community Music Victoria to support community choirs and the With One Voice social inclusion program leaders to make a difference.

“In a world that is increasingly disconnected, community singing is an incredible way to connect people, create opportunities and improve wellbeing” says Creativity Australia founder Tania de Jong AM.

“Unfortunately, true inclusivity is hard to achieve, even for the most well-meaning and committed singing leader” says Community Music Victoria Chair Jane Coker.

Social inclusion singing groups require leaders that combine the skills of social worker, community development, teacher and conductor. This is a rare combination of skills that very few people possess.

The Sing for Inclusion training course will provide critical skills for musical leaders already working in this space, and develop new leaders so more communities can benefit from the inclusive power of singing.

To make the training accessible to community singing leaders, who are often volunteers or run programs in their spare time, 25 scholarships are being awarded. This has been made possible through the generous support of the Ian Potter Foundation and The RE Ross Trust.

Leaders can apply here or at  Community Music Victoria (www.cmvic.org.au)

Download Application Form here.

 

Welcome to 2017!

January is almost over, and 2017 is well on its way to being a fantastic year for the With One Voice choirs. It isn’t long now till choir rehearsals start up again, so make sure you note down the below dates, so you don’t miss out!

Altona Meadows – Wed 1st Feb (St George’s Benetas)

Ashburton – Wed 1st Feb

Brisbane – Wed 1st Feb

Geelong – Mon 6th Feb

Greater Dandenong – Wed 1st Feb

Melbourne – Tues 7th Feb

St Kilda – Mon 6th Feb

Sydney – Tues 7th Feb

Wantirna – Tues 10th Jan (Royal Freemasons Eastern)

To kick start the year the choirs located around Melbourne have been invited to participate in the Australia Day Parade.
The choirs had so much fun last year, and it’s such a fantastic way to open the choir year. If you don’t have anything planned for Australia Day the parade begins at 11:00 tomorrow.  So get a group of friends or head into the CBD with your family and support all the wonderful groups that will be featured in this year’s parade.

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Bye For Now

The choir season is over for 2016 🙁 But we have so much install for 2017.

Start the journey to a happier healthier you in 2017 and join one of the With One Voice Choirs! All the dates for the new choir year are below.

All choirs will rehearse in the same venues as 2016.

Altona Meadows – Wed 1st Feb (St George’s Benetas)

Ashburton – Wed 1st Feb

Brisbane – Wed 1st Feb

Geelong – Mon 6th Feb

Greater Dandenong – Wed 1st Feb

Melbourne – Tues 7th Feb

St Kilda – Mon 6th Feb

Sydney – Tues 7th Feb

Wantirna – Tues 10th Jan (Royal Freemasons Eastern)

 

Looking forward to another year of fun, frivolity and song!

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