Two days until the Big Gig!

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.

When: 11:30am-12:45pm, Thursday 24 October 2013
Where: Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music, Childers Street, ACTON
Cost: Gold coin donation

The ANU Music Engagement Program has been designed and developed by Dr Susan West at the Australian National University funded by the ACT Government through artsACT in partnership with the ACT Education and Training Directorate.  It promotes the development of musical, artistic, educational and social links between all participants.  Its foundation is in the school system but its application now extends well beyond this realm.

The schools attending this concert are joining together with the goal of sharing their music with others, encouraging on-going music participation for all.  This is the foundation of the MEP Music Outreach Principle, where groups of students from ACT schools visit aged care facilities, schools for students with special needs, and other community care facilities to make music with others.

The goal of the MEP participative concerts is to make music a communicative bridge through which interaction is encouraged between concert platform and audience. The philosophy behind the MEP Outreach Principle defines music making as an altruistic activity that reaches out to others to encourage a musical response.  The aim is to share music making as a means of promoting individual and community well-being.

We look forward to sharing this exciting event with you!

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