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Learning & Access Update

Learning & Access Update

November and December saw us hosting the Making Waves concert, the Accelerando Recital, Song Play Celebration Day and the final Sound Matters workshop of the year.

2021 Accelerando Cohort - group piece


It was a busy two months for Accelerando, with 9 hopefuls auditioning to be part of the program in 2022. We also held the annual Accelerando Recital in the Primrose Potter Salon, showcasing the talents of the 2021 cohort.

Supported by The Peggy and Leslie Cranbourne Foundation

Song Play Celebration Day

In partnership with Vision Australia, we wrapped up a wonderful year of online Song Play sessions with an in Centre celebration for families whose children are blind or have low vision. The morning of musical activities featured Song Play facilitator Clare Zabrowarny, Victoria from the Vision Australia Feelix Library and an intimate performance of lullabies by Nat Bartsch.  

Supported by the William Buckland Foundation

Music Production Mentoring

This program works with teenagers who are blind or have low vision, helping them with their home recording and electronic music making. Music Production Mentoring partners them with an Melbourne Recital Centre sound engineer and is led by Artistic Director Thomas ‘Soup’ Campbell. In November the students enjoyed a day in Centre where they had one-on-one sessions to work on their music.

Supported by the William Buckland Foundation

Sadie Mustoe

Making Waves

In partnership with Virtual School Victoria, we hosted the Making Waves concert on Wednesday 1 December. This livestream performance showcased the works of student composers who  undertook the VCE subject Music Styles and Composition in 2021. Our team turned the Primrose Potter Salon into a live TV studio and the students and performers rose to the occasion.

Sound Matters

The final Sound Matters workshop for students who are blind or have low vision occurred in December with the delightful Gian Slater leading the group in vocal improvisation. There was also an end of year dance party for the participants, to really let loose in the Primrose Potter Salon.

Supported by the William Buckland Foundation

Winner - Emily Su

Great Romantics Competition Premiere

On Monday 15 November, we were very pleased to broadcast the Great Romantics Competition final on Youtube. The winners were also announced, but a huge congratulations should go to everyone involved in making this event happen, despite the lockdown.

  • Rachel Shindang - Anne Kantor Encouragement Award
  • Clancy McLeod - Milan Kantor Encouragement Award
  • Emily Su - Elisabeth Murdoch Prize

Supported by Annamila Pty Ltd, and Mrs Margaret S. Ross AM & Dr Ian C Ross, with the Peninsula Summer Music Festival as a proud partner.

Song Play

Our final term of Song Play concluded on Wednesday 8 December. Themes for November and December included: Train, Dinosaur, Crocodile, Sea, Red & Christmas. We look forward to welcoming back the families in the new year.

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