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EXCITING OPPORTUNITY – REGISTER FOR OUR COMMUNITY SINGING EVENT IN LLEWELLYN HALL!
Register for the Music Engagement Program’s Community Singing Group and help lead the singing of hundreds of children in Llewellyn Hall! The singing event is called ‘The Big Gig’, a mass singing outreach concert (which will also be filmed), on Thursday 29th October, Llewellyn Hall, 12.30-1.30pm. The singing group is intergenerational and multi-ability, no previous music experience required. Repertoire includes old community favourites, and the song for the national music advocacy event ‘Music: Count Us In’.
To Date 13 Schools, Community Groups, Local Identities have all registered to participate.
Twelve University of Canberra students completing a Masters of Occupational Therapy engaged in a set of three Music Outreach sessions facilitated by staff of the Australian National University’s Music Engagement Program. Read more ›
We’re on tour this week with a fantastic group of high school students as part of the Pasifika Music Outreach Program!
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The MEP team have been very busy during the last few weeks. On Friday, a number of the events we have been involved in wound up. We had the last session of the SmArts program which was fantastic fun. As part of a partnership between the ANU Student Equity, the Smith Family and the MEP we have been working with a number of high school students from across ACT. We spent four Fridays with this group of enthusiastic and talented musicians. They prepared a set of repertoire for both outreaches at nursing homes and a performance for primary school students. We visited Chapman Primary, Mt Rogers Primary, Kalparrin Aged Care Facility and Morshead Home. The students played many different instruments including cello, guitar, ukulele and didgeridoo! The program culminated in last Friday with performances for parents and friends. We were also able to view the Art students’ works which they had completed as part of the Arts stream of the SmArts program. Read more ›
We’ve just uploaded a whole bunch of amazing photos taken by Stuart Hay from ANU Photography. Stuart has managed to capture the excitement, fun and joy that was so plentiful on the day. Have a look for yourself at the link below!
Well, it’s all finished! The MEP team had a fantastic day at our “Local, Loud and Proud” Big Gig last Thursday. 2000 kids, 17 schools, an intergenerational orchestra, an intergenerational singing group, and so much more! Thanks to all who made this day so special.
Have a listen to this clip from 666 ABC this morning, who recorded us singing Aeroplane Jelly, and an interview with our own Nicole Mengel.
There are some extra photos here.
Last week Nicole and five of her students from Mt Rogers (Ayden Roccisano, Corey Connellan, Jack Murray, Nathan Ashley and Sean Argus-Casey) went on the radio to talk about their recent award from the Fred Hollows Foundation. Have a listen to the interview below.
“Now in its second year, the Fred Hollows Schools Award recognises the positive contributions ACT primary school students are making at school or in the wider community. Over 100 students in Years 3-6 from 16 schools were awarded this week in Canberra in a special ceremony to celebrate the efforts of the kids. The very gorgeous Eloise Crawford has been collecting swimming caps and googles for children in Columbia to give them the opportunity to learn to swim, while a group of boys from Mount Rogers Primary School have formed a choir to delight elderly residents in Canberra nursing homes. The kids joined Alex Sloan on 666 Afternoons to share their stories…we were even treated to a delightfully sweet rendition of “Aeroplane Jelly”.
The ANU Music Engagement Program Presents ‘LOCAL, LOUD & PROUD!’, an interactive concert for children and the community hosted by Georgia Pike, exploring songs that have been written, arranged or composed by people from the Canberra region. The concert will include 1000 children, 7 schools, 40 string players, two pianos, a community singing group and much, much more. Read more ›