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What We Do

Music: Play for Life is Australia’s only national campaign that supports and inspires Australians everywhere, from all walks of life, to make music. It is an initiative of the Music Council of Australia, a registered charity and Australia’s peak music organisation. We build grassroots awareness of, and support for, the links between music and the benefits to individuals and society. Our programs include:

A national school music initiative which unites more than half a million school children across Australia in music, on the same day, at the same time, to highlight the importance of music education in the nation’s schools. It delivers training to primary school classroom teacher and drives music education into the media.

A national Music in Communities Network for community music groups and leaders to increase opportunities for musical participation across the Australian community and to help build social cohesion.

An online advocacy resource to help parents, teachers and school communities advocate for and support music in schools.

A national week-long series of music making events, organised by people in local communities at the grassroots to demonstrate the benefits of active music making in a range of settings, from nursing homes and hospitals, to shopping centres, workplaces and community halls.

National Award schemes for people and programs in schools and communities that start and sustain community music programs in metropolitan, rural and remote areas of Australia.

Online support services for parents, musicians and want-to-be musicians of all ages and abilities.

 

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imc-award-smInternational win for campaign

Music: Play for Life was named Overall Winner of the latest International Music Council’s (IMC) Musical Rights Awards.

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Music in Communities Awards 2012

Thank you to all the entrants in this year's 'Creative Ageing' themed Awards. There are 15 inspiring finalists. Read about them here. Winners announced later this month.

Australia's BIGGEST day out!

More than half a million young performers united in the same song, on the same day at the same time to help make the call for more music education in every Australian school. Find out what happened here.

WHAT YOU CAN DO
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Help the campaign deliver on its mission to get more Australians making music, in schools and communities. Donations are tax deductible! More

MUSIC ED PORTAL
This MCA web portal supports teachers in teaching music to students at all school levels, from early childhood through to high school graduation. More
MUSIC: COUNT US IN
Australia's biggest school music event with more than half a million participants. More.

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Most Aussie kids miss out on the benefits of a music education while at school.
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