THE ONLY WEB PORTRAYAL OF A NATION'S ENTIRE MUSICAL LIFE - DESCRIPTIONS, NUMBERS, ISSUES, FUTURES
Rainbow Serpent Festival - January 2013
By Asher Floyd (Creative Commons)
Credit: Simon Whitaker (Creative Commons)
ABOUT 'MUSIC IN AUSTRALIA'
The Music in Australia Knowledge Base provides the world with a source of information about musical practice in Australia and/or by Australians that can assist in its further development and lift its status in Australian life and culture, and in the world at large.
The Knowledge Base describes the situation of music in Australia. So, for instance, it could describe the situation of music in schools – what is provided, the competence of the teaching, government attitudes and so on, but would be much less likely to dwell on intricacies of pedagogy or syllabus.
It covers the entire music sector including the role of music in human development and society, music’s creation and practice, the music sector and its components, government policies, regulation, support, the international context. It covers facts, issues of contention, statistics, research.
The Music in Australia Knowledge Base is produced and published by the Music Trust. The Trust’s slogan: The Music Trust works with energy, imagination and authority for music in Australia.
New ADDITIONS TO MUSIC IN AUSTRALIA
Loudmouth is the free monthly online magazine of the Music Trust. It reports current developments, discusses matters of policy, politics and cultural development. Its music education section covers issues ranging from early childhood to career development, community music and educational research. Its excellent reviews are written mostly by musicians, and include important recordings and books not reviewed elsewhere.
THIS MONTH ON LOUDMOUTH
- INSIDE THE MUSICIAN. Their musical worlds described by Holly Harrison, David Theak
- Barney McAll reminisces about Billy Harper
- Mandy Stefanakis’s lockdown salvation through vinyl
- Groundbreaking regional music project in SE Qld
- Chris Cody interviews Fabian Hevia
- Live digital productions. Buskers and online donations.
- Several considerations about remote online education
- Review of Initial Teacher Education
- R Murray Schafer has died. Remember his brilliant music teaching strategies?
- Art, drama, music lower student stress
- When our brains imagine music. Research
FREEDMAN JAZZ FELLOWSHOP
- The four finalists announced
- Listing the 15 nominees
MUSIC AND BOOK REVIEWS
THE BEST MUSIC REVIEWS page in Australia. Written mainly by musicians.