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Music Australia's take on major changes in music education. See full UK report -here-

Sydney Symphony Fellowship 2020 Applications now open - close Wednesday 1 May 2019

Conferences & Festivals at the Music Australia site

Generations in Jazz fest in Mt. Gambier - major award winners

Young Performers Awards - 2018 Results

RESULTS of the New Zealand 2018 National Band Championships from Brassbanz.org

Jazz Fellowship Freedman awards

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

All results from contests around the world.

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 2019 announced

The James Morrison Jazz Scholarship details

PBS Young Elder of Jazz

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

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship program for aspiring professional orchestral musicians.

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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