Academic journal article Australian Journal of Music Education

Australian Music Centre

Academic journal article Australian Journal of Music Education

Australian Music Centre

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Art Music Awards 2016

The yearly Art Music Awards are presented by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and the Australian Music Centre to recognise achievement in the composition, performance, education and presentation of Australian music. There are 11 national Awards and a varying number of State Awards.

Distinguished Services to Australian Music:

The Distinguished Services to Australian Music was awarded to Helen Gifford, OAM. The Award for Excellence in Music Education went to Artology for the Fanfare Competition. All awards are detailed at

Artology for the Fanfare Competition

The annual Fanfare Competition offers an opportunity for young people aged 12-21 to compose a 30 second fanfare composition for orchestra.

The fanfares are pre-recorded by the Australian Youth Orchestra and broadcast in the foyers at the Sydney Opera House to assist the cue-bells for guests to take their seats.

Following a national call for submissions eight selected composers workshop and develop their ideas further in two full day sessions with composer Nicholas Vines. They then participate in a recording day to finalise and record their fanfares with the Australian Youth Orchestra and a renowned conductor. Hearing their compositions come to life for the first time with a live orchestra is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

The competition looks for works that have 'something to say' and is written to a specific purpose. …

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