Australian and International Associations
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Australian and International Associations
International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM): www.ifcm.net The IFCM was founded in 1982 for the purpose of facilitating communication and exchange between choral musicians throughout the world. Through its world and regional symposia, conducting master classes, World Youth Choir, Choral Music Database (Musica), ChoralNet website, World Choral Census, International Choral Bulletin, World Day of Choral Singing and many other projects, IFCM is fulfilling its purpose.
The Royal School of Church Music: rscmaustralia.org.au The Royal School Of Church Music (RSCM) RSCM Australia is a national ecumenical church-music association that aims to assist and encourage all who are concerned with church music in Australia. Formed in 1995 by the federation of the Australian branches of The Royal School of Church Music, it was officially launched in January 1999.
Australian Choral Conductors Education And Training (ACCET): www.choralconductors.org.au Australian Choral Conductors Education And Training (ACCET) ACCET provides conductor training, voice and repertoire information. Also, ACCET runs an annual Summer School in Melbourne for choral conductors at all skill levels: from beginner to advances.
APRA/AMCOS: www.apra-amcos.com.au APRA/AMCOS AMCOS grants licences for the reproduction (copying) of musical works APRA administers the Performing Rights in music. These are the rights that, under the modern language of copyright, are those of performance in public and communication to the public
National Youth Choir Of Australia (NYCA): www.nyca.org.au National Youth Choir Of Australia (NYCA) The National Youth Choir of Australia - NYCA - brings together the best singers from across Australia in a unique choral ensemble. This vibrant group meets for a limited time each year to rehearse and perform a wide variety of sacred and secular music. New Australian choral music is frequently premi?red, including works composed by members. NYCA provides outstanding young musicians with the opportunity to extend their choral skills in an exceptional ensemble. Working with renowned local & international conductors, exploring new music and pushing choral boundaries is an experience not to be missed.
Music Council Of Australia (MCA): www.mca.org.au Music Council Of Australia (MCA) Promotes the advancement of Australian musical life in all its aspects by assisting musicians and music organisations to pursue their objectives.
Australian Music Centre (AMC): www.amcoz.com.au Australian Music Centre (AMC) A place on the internet to find out about Australian composers and their music. Provider of information, publications and scores relating to Australian music
Australian National Association Of Teachers Of Singing (ANATS): www.anats.org.au Australian National Association Of Teachers Of Singing (ANATS) ANATS is a professional association dedicated to serving all those who teach singing in Australia.
Australian Society Of Music Educators (ASME): www.asme.edu.au Australian Society Of Music Educators (ASME) ASME was established in 1967. Its establishment followed discussions between nationwide representatives after the successful UNESCO Conference on Music Education held in Sydney in July 1965. The purpose of ASME is to encourage and advance music education at all levels as an integral part of general education and community life, and as a profession within the broad field of music.
New Zealand Choral Federation: www.nzcf.org.nz New Zealand Choral Federation The New Zealand Choral Federation is the largest choral network in New Zealand. The NZCF has links with the Australian National Choral Association and is a member of the International Federation for Choral Music.
Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance: www.alliance.org.au Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance A union which covers media, entertainment, sports and arts industry employees.
Music SA: www.musicsa.com.au Music SA Non-profit organisation for musicians by musicians. One-stop-shop for information on the local music scene in SA. Has a lot of great info and course about the music industry.
Music Teacher's Association Of New South Wales (MTA): www.musicnsw.com.au Music Teacher's Association Of New South Wales (MTA) Full of interesting info for music teachers including articles. Administered by skilled music professionals and aims to promote the study, practice and knowledge of music in NSW
Music Teachers Association Of Queensland (MTAQ): www.mtaq.org.au Music Teachers Association Of Queensland (MTAQ) A professional body representing almost 1,000 members throughout Queensland. Its aims is to promote a high standard of music teaching and enjoys close liaison with examination bodies, tertiary institutions and other similar Associations nationally and internationally. Website: http://www.mtaq.org.au
Music Teachers Association Of South Australia (MTA): www.mtasa.asn.au Music Teachers Association Of South Australia (MTA) Represents the interests of music and music teachers in South Australia. It assists in establishing a unity of purpose and to maintain high ideals amongst the music teachers of South Australia.
Opera Australia: www.opera-australia.org.au Opera Australia All details including performances, auditions and subscriptions to Australia's national opera company.
Pacific Opera Company: www.pacificopera.com.au Pacific Opera Company An opera company that provides training for promising young opera singers. They give singers the opportunities to develop the skills required for the demanding craft of opera, through performance opportunities that are appropriate for their level of experience, from master classes and concerts through to complete operas. Check out their next show.
Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB): www.ameb.edu.au Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) A national body offering music, speech and drama examinations. It is the most widely-used assessment system in these fields of study in Australia.
Trinity College London: www.trinitycollege.co.uk Trinity College London A leading international examinations board in the performing and communicative arts. it is a non-profit-making organisation.
A Cappella Central: acappellacentral.com.au A Cappella Central In 2008, The Cleftomaniacs community choir under Gary's direction, presented the Sydney Acappella Festival at Sydney's Seymour Centre. A website was built by a team of supporters to help promote the festival, and this provided the inspiration for a more adventurous project to help connect the many choirs and a cappella groups around A u s t r a l i a . This eventually became Acappella Central
Teeth Brushing Songs For Kids: www.dentalannapolis.com/teeth-brushing-songs-for-kids/ Teeth Brushing Songs For Kids Most kids like to learn through music. Singing songs about tooth-brushing and dental health can help you remember what you're supposed to do to clean your teeth the right way and become a tooth-brushing expert.
Morton Music: www.mortonmusic.com Morton Music is the leading publisher of Australian choral music. The company was founded by brothers Ralph and Graeme Morton and their wives, Cheryl and Barbara, in 1988. In the early days Morton Music was both a retailer of choral music and a specialty publisher of choral music by Australians. It now concentrates its efforts exclusively on publishing. Morton Music's catalogue includes over 100 pieces by leading and less well-known Australian composers.
Songs to sing in the car for kids: www.titlemax.com/songs-to-sing-in-the-car-for-kids/ Songs to sing in the car for kids From silly songs to songs that teach, even if you can't carry a tune, everyone is sure to smile when enjoying some of these favorites.
The Australian Music Vault Choir Project arranges Australian music for school and community choirs in order to get more people singing great music! Website: https://www.australianmusicvault.com.au/learn/amv-choir
Choirmusic4free: choirmusic4free.com/en/homepage/ Choirmusic4free Harry Koning from Holland writes music for choirs. Every month he puts new music on his website. His music and arrangements are free of charge and any choir can download and copy the music as many times as they like.
SingScore: singscore.com.au SingScore For all music teachers and choir directors; introducing SingScore, a new website for Australian Choral music! This new music publishing website presents all-Australian compositions, with vocal works by Paul Stanhope, Michael Atherton, Ruth McCall, Annie Kwok, Natalie Nicolas, Martin Wesley-Smith and Ben van Tienen. Instant PDF downloads and printing licences issued (minimum 6 copies) and live piano backing tracks are available ($5) for selected songs. At SingScore you can see and hear the whole score before you buy, so you can decide if a song is right for your group. Sign up for the monthly e-newsletter for new song additions, tips about conducting, and stories from the stage. You will also receive a free score entitled "Sing that Thing!", a collection of short exercises teaching theory through song. SingScore can organise for invoices to be sent directly to your school or organisation if required. Ruth McCall writes: It's so hard to be truly organised. There should be a medal for personal grooming, packing the kids off to school, getting to work, engaging in both profitable and creative endeavours, and then reversing the whole process in time for Netflix. Many musicians are too busy with the immediacy of life to focus on making their personal collection of choral music widely available online. It was whilst working with the Sydney Children's Choir that I was struck again by the depth and quality of music being produced by contemporary Australian composers. Likewise, while working for the Song Company as a soprano, I performed numerous new commissions; scores on the high end of musical difficulty. Teachers and choir directors are constantly seeking new repertoire for concerts and tours and I realised that these resources were right in front of me. How can we access a greater range of children?s songs? How can we distribute commissioned works to a wider network? What is the faster way for someone to know whether a piece of music is right for them? Can we increase the royalty rate for composers for digital downloads which are convenient and economical for the purchaser? I believe that together we can enhance the musical culture of singing Australians, and grow the benefits for composers and songwriters! I hope you will join with us in this exciting new opportunity.
Educational And Fun Songs To Sing With Your Kids In The Car: sellmax.com/car-songs-for-kids/ Educational And Fun Songs To Sing With Your Kids In The Car We are delighted that the ANCA website is reaching people across the world including middle school students in San Diego. This resource was suggested by a middle school student as she thought it may be useful to our members. Please make sure you check copyright before using any of this publicly. Let's face it, car rides with kids can be rough. They're strapped in with nowhere to go and little to do. Many parents hand over their phone or iPad to occupy their tots. However, research has shown that increased screen time may be detrimental to a child's social development. On the other hand, singing with your children has been shown to increase language acquisition and development. So, ditch the apps and try some of these great sing-a-long songs!