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

GROWING EDGE

  • INSIDE THE MUSICIAN. Their musical worlds described by Vincent Plush and Charles MacInnes
  • Singing up Country: reawakening the Black Duck Songline
  • Indigenous arts, not just sport, in the pandemic
  • Aaron Copland on honing your talent for listening
  • Chris Cody interviews Naadje Noordhuis
  • Mandy Stefankis’s post-pandemic blues
  • Jon Rose remembers arriving in Australia
  • 21C priorities in arts and culture
  • How can artists revive dead city centres?

MUSIC EDUCATION

  • Beating the trauma of school transition with joy and fun
  • Every arts teacher loves the arts, but not every principal. The teachers need support.
  • The kids who’d get the most from extracurricular activities are missing out
  • Refugee kids’ displacement & trauma. Help them belong
  • Hollowing out of ethics and education in universities
  • BratKeeper: profitable private schools purloin pandemic payment

FREEDMAN JAZZ FELLOWSHOP

  • The four brilliant finalists for the 2021 Freedman Classical Fellowship

MUSIC AND BOOK REVIEWS