Topics to be covered include ballet, chamber, choral and early music (the list is not exclusive). While waiting for the actual articles, the following websites may be useful for initial reference:

  • The Australian Dance Council, Ausdance, “is Australia’s professional dance advocacy organisation for dancers, choreographers, directors and educators.” This site provides a network for musicians and composers with dance practitioners.
  • Chamber Music Australia ”is the umbrella organisation responsible for organising the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and its smaller sibling event, the Australian Chamber Music Competition. Both competitions are held every four years alternating biennially similar in structure to the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. Chamber Music Australia also manages masterclasses and workshops for ensemble development.”
  • Musica Viva Australia “ is the world’s largest entrepreneur of fine ensemble music, presenting more than 2,500 concerts each year across Australia and around the world to the widest possible range of audiences. Through intimate concert experiences the organisation inspires Australian imagination and creativity.”
  • The Amateur Chamber Music Society (ACMS) provides support for amateur musicians in NSW. Other State amateur chamber music associations exist according to the ACMS, (Victoria, Canberra, South Australia), but the Australian Government’s cultural and recreation portal only lists the NSW organisation.
  • The Australian National Choral Association (ANCA) is a non-profit organisation set up to encourage and promote choral music in Australia. It offers professional workshops for choir trainers, choristers, conductors and various elements of choral training, organises visits of international conductors, and offers a wide range of benefits to members listed on the website. “ANCA’s National Youth Choir of Australia provides a flagship for the talent of our young singers.”
  • MCA’s Early Music Network identifies contacts and resources such as instrument makers, is developing a Australian directory of individual players and ensembles and contains further Internet links to ensembles and associations

Author

Hans Hoegh-Guldberg. Last updated 18 April 2007.

Hans founded his own consulting firm, Economic Strategies Pty Ltd, in 1984, following 25 years with larger organisations. He specialised from the outset in applied cultural economics — one of his first major projects was The Australian Music Industry for the Music Board of the Australia Council (published in 1987), which also marks his first connection with Richard Letts who was the Director of the Music Board in the mid-1980s. Hans first assisted the Music Council of Australia in 2000 and between 2006 and 2008 proposed and developed the Knowledge Base, returning in an active capacity as its editor in 2011. In November 2013 the Knowledge Base was transferred to The Music Trust, with MCA's full cooperation.

Between 2000 and 2010 Hans also authored or co-authored several major domestic and international climate change projects, using scenario planning techniques to develop alternative long-term futures. He has for several years been exploring the similarities between the economics of cultural and ecological change, and their continued lack of political clout which is to a large extent due to conventional GDP data being unable to measure the true value of our cultural and environmental capital. This was announced as a major scenario-planning project for The Music Trust in March 2014 (articles of particular relevance to the project are marked *, below).

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