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The latest news articles discussing Australia's new music scene - you can also browse our archive of all news articles.

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Helpmann Awards: Lifetime Award to Deborah Cheetham

Helpmann Awards: Lifetime Award to Deborah Cheetham

Yorta Yorta soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham AO has been announced as recipient of the JC Williamson Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Australian live entertainment industry to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Australian live entertainment and performing arts industry.

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2021 Art Music Fund grants announced

2021 Art Music Fund grants announced

APRA AMCOS and the AMC are proud to announce the ten recipients of grants from the 2021 Art Music Fund. This year's grants go to Alexandra Spence, Alice ChanceBrenda Gifford, Celeste Oram, Ellen Kirkwood, Mary Rapp, Nardi SimpsonNoemi Liba FriedmanStephen de Filippo and Tilman Robinson for realising their proposed projects. Each artist will receive $5,000 towards the commission of a new work.

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Emma Greenhill wins MadeBy competition

Emma Greenhill wins MadeBy competition

AMC-represented artist  Emma Greenhill has won APRA's new MadeBy composition-to-choreography competition, an initiative of OneMusic Australia and the Australian arm of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). The Blue Mountains-based (NSW) composer's winning submission Regrowth is a meditation on the devastation of the 2019-20 bushfires and nature's resilience. A shortlist of 15 other composers and works will be provided to RAD teachers for inclusion in their teaching.

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Ngarra-Burria 2021 is underway

Ngarra-Burria 2021 is underway

The Ngarra-Burria composer development program for 2021 is underway with a new group of participating First Nations artists.

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Virtual jazzahead! 2021: Australian showcase & industry panel

Virtual jazzahead! 2021: Australian showcase & industry panel

The virtual jazzahead! 2021 industry event this coming weekend (29 April - 2 May) will feature an Australian virtual concert with artists Aviva Endean, Barney McAll, Hand to Earth (Australian Art Orchestra - Daniel Wilfred / Sunny Kim / Peter Knight), Vazesh (Hamed Sadeghi / Jeremy Rose / Lloyd Swanton), Nadje Noordhuis with Luke Howard, Reuben Lewis & I Hold the Lion’s Paw, Torrio! and the Zela Margossian Quintet.

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Don Banks Music Award to William Barton

Don Banks Music Award to William Barton

Kalkadunga composer and didjeridu virtuoso William Barton has been announced as recipient of the 2021 Australia Council Don Banks Music Award.

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The ANAM Set: 67 works for 67 musicians

The ANAM Set: 67 works for 67 musicians

The Australian National Academy of Music has announced the sixty-seven Australian composers who will be participating in the ANAM Set series of commissions in 2021. Each of the composers has been commissioned to write a six-minute solo work in close collaboration with one of ANAM’s sixty-seven young virtuoso musicians. The works will be performed later in 2021.

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2020 Sidney Myer Awards: eight artists and groups awarded

2020 Sidney Myer Awards: eight artists and groups awarded

The 2020 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards recipients have been announced, with composer & sound artist Robin Fox and composer, writer and broadcaster Andrew Ford among recipients.

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ABC launches a music commissioning fund

ABC launches a music commissioning fund

ABC Classic and ABC Jazz have launched a $90,000 fund to support the creation of new music works from emerging and diverse Australian voices. Applications are now open, closing on Friday 21 May 2021.

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MSO Cybec residency to Alex Turley

MSO Cybec residency to Alex Turley

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has announced Melbourne-based Alex Turley as its 2022 Cybec Young Composer in Residence. Alongside Alex Turley, this year's Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers Program participants are Angus Davison (NSW), Melissa Douglas (VIC), Natalie Nicolas (NSW) and John Rotar (QLD).

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Hibernation Festival and the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall longlisted for Innovation Award

Hibernation Festival and the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall longlisted for Innovation Award

Damian Barbeler's hiberNATION Festival in Sydney and the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall by Chris Howlett and Adele Schonhardt have been longlisted for this year's Classical:NEXT Innovation Award.

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Alice Chance's PG-H Commission gets a re-run in the USA

Alice Chance's PG-H Commission gets a re-run in the USA

Composer Alice Chance's Peggy Glanville-Hicks Commission Until We Gather Again has been picked up in the US, presented on 17 March in a new version by the St Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, as part of a series of three short films featuring composers’ exploration of 'home'. This Until We Gather Again featured musicians from the SLSO’s two resident choruses, the IN UNISON Chorus and the Symphony Chorus.

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Virtual jazzahead! 2021 to feature an Australian showcase and industry panel

Virtual jazzahead! 2021 to feature an Australian showcase and industry panel

Jazzahead! goes online in 2021 - Australia represents with a virtual showcase and Australian industry panel.

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NSW Government announces $24M for live music venues

NSW Government announces $24M for live music venues

The NSW Government has announced $24 million in funding for live music venues affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MOMENTUM III commissions now online

MOMENTUM III commissions now online

Online concert presentation of the winning works by Anne Cawrse, Nicole Murphy and Elizabeth Younan unveils three strong, new works of Australian chamber music.

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