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SSO vacancies for Principal Clarinet, Principal Flute and Co-Principal Horn

2017 Generations in Jazz fest in Mt. Gambier - all results.

Music and Opera Singers Trust now managing the ABC Young Performers Awards in 2017

RESULTS of the New Zealand 2017 National Band Championships from Brassbanz.org

RESULTS of 2017 Australian National Band Championships in Launceston April 14-17 [Follow link then select 'RESULTS' from menu]

Jazz Fellowship 2017 Freedman awards

A thought-provoking article by UK-based Sandy Smith - on the music now being written as test pieces for band competitions

Orchestra Victoria told to vacate its Albert Park home (from Music Australia)

Cory Band wins 2016 European Chamionships - all results.

A research paper by three Melbourne academics in the Journal of Music Research Online questions the widely held notion that music participation at school can benefit a child’s academic and psychosocial progress. Entitled ‘The psychosocial benefits of school music: reviewing policy claims’, the paper says a large body of research does not support the case.

News from the James Morrison's "Generations in Jazz" site.

The UK 'Brass Band Results' site is building a comprehensive set of world-wide brass band contest results. It also includes dates for future contests.

Full program for the Melbourne InternationalJazz Festival 2017 announced

The James Morrison Jazz Scholarship details

Pianist and composer Joseph (Joe) O’Connor announced as the 2016 PBS Young Elder of Jazz

Saxophonist Amy Dickson named 2016 Young Australian Achiever of the Year

RICHARD GILL's views on why we need a National Institute of Music Teaching

Sydney Symphony Orchestra 2017 Fellowship program for aspiring professional orchestral musicians.

News of 2016 YOUNG WOMEN's JAZZ WORKSHOPS - "A pioneering short course is aimed at young women who are interested in pursuing a professional career in jazz and improvised music"

Technology taking over? Interesting article on the use of 3D printers reconstructing old instruments and mouthpieces


UK band contests and results

A great source of Australian music news and information is at the Music in Australia Knowledge Base

If you have suggestions of approaching concerts, events etc. [anywhere], or other items which you believe may be of interest to fellow wind players for inclusion on this page - just drop a note via the link at the bottom of the page.


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