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Be Part of Make Music Day Australia 2020

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Be part of Make Music Day all across Australia! Join the worldwide celebration of music happening on 21 June by registering your event or activity at makemusicaustralia.org.au/.
Whether you’re a professional musician, part of a community group, an avid music enthusiast or just a passer-by on the street, Make Music Day is free and open to one and all!
Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day is a day of community-led free musical expression now held annually on 21 June in more than 800 cities in 120 countries.
Make Music Day seeks the involvement of government bodies, local councils, schools and community music organisations, music retailers and industry, and importantly, members of the community.
Make Music Day encourages both amateur and professional music making, and empowers individuals to seek out ways to celebrate and express music in their community. All of it is free and open to the public. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — gathers indoor and outdoor, in venues, streets, parks, plazas, paddocks and verandas to share their music with friends, neighbours, and strangers.
Participation is easy – simply register an event or activation on the Make Music Day Australia website, where you can find the latest news, info and resources for your community.

Download our free Make Music Day Guide to get started on organising your event.

Make Music Day Unites Musicians of All Kinds

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The beauty of Make Music Day is that it includes everyone who wants to make music. Check out all the different kinds of performances and places by browsing last year’s program. Program2019 Published Web There are all sorts of examples of how anyone can participate and be a part of a global event on June 21.

Check out the 2020 Make Music Day Australia Guide2020 Make Music Day Australia Guide2020 Make Music Day Australia Guide available at

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Live Stream on Make Music Day Australia 2019 Reaches out Globally

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Have you watched the magnificent SSO at the Opera House on Make Music Day 2019 – ‘Music of the Oud’ – you can view the concert online hereconcert online hereconcert online here

Music of the Oud out-performed Verdi’s Requiem on Facebook and we increased our number of streaming venues, with at least 35 locations participating (including the MMD international locations).
The stream reached a total of 858 video views and 1,588 impressions. The stream had an overall play rate of 75%. The stream was watched by people in 18 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. The livestream has reached 46,000 people. The video currently has 15,669 unique views.

Create NSW Drives Make Music Day 2019

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Create NSW is a valued partner of Make Music Day Australia through the many touch points it has in the state. From the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Regional Libraries Network, Regional Conservatoria to a network of arts minded City Councils, Create NSW’s energy and influence saw new innovations from the Department of Transport on the rail network as well as community events around the Sydney metro area where over 2,000 performers came out and joined in a celebration that now occurs in over 800 cities in 125 countries on June 21 each year. One of those was the Bondi Pavilion,

And another in the Sydney Mandolin Orchestra

Make Music Day Australia Grows in 2019

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Make Music Day in its second year in 2019, made great strides to becoming a significant national event. Over 150 locations from Christmas Island to Hobart hosted hundreds of events. From the Sydney Opera House to libraries to arts centres to someone’s front porch. Make Music Day saw the involvement of government bodies, local councils, schools and community music organisations, music retailers and industry, and importantly, members of the community.
Make Music Day encourages both amateur and professional music making, and empowers individuals to seek out ways to celebrate and express music in their community. All of it is free and open to the public.
We estimate over 4,000 performers of all abilities got involved in Make Music Day Australia 2019. And it’s on again – June 21, 2020.

Check out some highlights

Calling all Choralists! Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Pop Up Singing Session

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Whether you sing professionally or just in the shower, the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs invites everyone to join them at the Cell Block Theatre of the National Art School on 21 June to celebrate Make Music Day 2019.

This free singing workshop is a chance to sing amongst like-minded music lovers, led by experienced choral conductors, in a fun and informal setting.

Previous workshops have had participants singing Broadway hits, ABBA, The Beatles, and classical repertoire such as Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.

No experience is necessary, just come along and have a sing.

For more details: https://makemusicaustralia.org.au/event/pop-up-sing-presented-by-sydney-philharmonia-choirs/

Coffs Harbour Library Celebrates Make Music Day

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The Sawtell Ukulele Group will be coming along to celebrate Make Music Day with the Coffs Harbour Harry Bailey Memorial Library in the Rigby House Forecourt. Members of the public are invited to get hands on and join in for some ukulele fun. The Library will also be launching our new collection of Ukuleles, available to be borrowed by library members.

In only three short years, the Sawtell Ukulele Group has grown to include 3 groups (Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced) and over 60 members. Known for its diverse repertoire, from the Beatles to the Sunnyboys; Nancy Sinatra to Lady Gaga; Lou Reed to Kiss – this is definitely not your average ukulele group. SUG perform regularly at aged care facilities, community events and festivals; have a monthly Jam at 63 First Ave in Sawtell where new members are always welcome!

For more information visit: https://makemusicaustralia.org.au/event/coffs-harbour-library-celebrates-make-music-day/

The Streets Are Alive With The Sound of Music

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To celebrate Make Music Day 2019, the Arts Centre, Melbourne will be positioning street pianos in three different locations on Friday 21 June, with an open invitation for the public to come along and play for free! These pianos can be found around the Arts Centre, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, including Hamer Hall, under the Spire and in the Arts Centre car park.

Whether you’re avid piano player or just a passer-by on your way to work, come on by the Arts Centre to fill the streets with music on Make Music Day, 21 June 2019.

For more details visit: https://makemusicaustralia.org.au/event/street-pianos-melbourne/