The Arts Centre Melbourne’s Australian Music Vault will be officially revealed on Tuesday December 19, celebrating all the beauties of this country’s contemporary music scene.
As part of the exhibition comes a curated Learning Program set to connect school students and the public with Australia’s music narrative.
From January 22 until January 25, the Australian Music Vault Academy will welcome adolescents aged 14 – 18 to learn from industry professionals and music intellects through a series of skill-expanding workshops. A look into songwriting will be presented by writer/producer Anne Laverty (Meg Mac, Paul Dempsey) and producer KLP while emerging electronic artist Alice Ivy will host a workshop into Ableton. Other classes include lyric writing with hip hop artist Mantra, band photography with Warwick Baker, and DJing with Mz Rizk.
On top of that, the Australian Music Vault will also present Sound As Ever, a podcast designed by six young content makers and radio producers from SYN Media, which taps into issues within the nation’s contemporary music industry. The podcasts will be available through the Australian Music Vault website.
Another aspect of the Learning Program is the Australian Music Vault Choir for Schools which has been created to encourage more young people to participate in singing Australian music. Primary and secondary school groups can request song arrangements that consist of an audio backing track or notated soprano/alto/bass arrangement with a piano part, two treble lines, and a bass line. This will be sent to teachers for students to perform in their classroom.
Capping off the Learning Program is the Australian Music Vault Talk Series, Stories of Australian Music. Beginning in March 2018, the series focusses on telling the stories and exploring the issues of Australian music across all perspectives.