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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.
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Felicity Wilcox. (Nat Cartney@ Rolling Media, February 2021.) Written by: Felicity Wilcox I fell in love with music through playing piano in my childhood. When
Melbourne Grammar School science hub Written by: Chris Bonnor and Tom Greenwell The growth in private schooling has long been accompanied by declining overall levels of
Written by: Ben Saul The remarkably successful pro-Palestinian boycott by artists of the recent Sydney Festival was a vibrant example of engaged citizens taking foreign
Written by: Brett Dean It was a fortuitous day, that day in West Berlin back in May, 1986 on which I first met the Australian rock
DEAR WALT WE HⒶVE YOUR MOUSE, unknown artist, Amsterdam 2012 (photo: Paul Keller) Written by: Paul Keller The New York Times is running an article on
Written by: Viv Ellis In what, internationally, is becoming a sure sign of an impending general election, here we have yet another review of initial
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
MUSIC, THE ARTS AND THE WORLD
- Understanding value of our cultural lives
- Great opportunities: arts policy suggestions for the new government
- How Gough Whitlam got the arts going
- Australian government’s shrinking role in cultural diplomacy
- 60 performances of Australian music at Albert Hall,London
MUSIC AND MUSIC PEOPLE
- Chris Cody interviews the great jazz pianist Mike Nock
- INSIDE THE MUSICIAN: self-revealing article by brilliant pianist Novak Manojlovic
- Obituary: the late great trumpeter Bob Barnard
MUSIC, WELLBEING AND EDUCATION
- Urgently rescue arts education now
- Wales triples funding, launches National (school) Music Service
- 60% of teachers exhausted, want out. To the rescue!
- Reverse Morrison’s ignorant perverse university fee increase
MUSIC AND BOOK REVIEWS
THE BEST MUSIC REVIEWS page in Australia. Written mainly by musicians.
LOUDMOUTH’S DECEMBER REVIEWS
Reviews of 15 books, documentaries and recordings in classical, jazz, new music, rock, memoirs, and musicology.