Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Forum - Melba Hall, December 5th: 4.30 pm

Announcing an open forum to discuss the findings to the Vic Parliamentary Music Inquiry, at Melba Hall on Dec 5th. Invite your colleagues, local MP, media representatives and school principals to be a part of this vital discussion, steering the future of music education in schools.

When: Thursday, December 5th at 4.30 pm
Where: Melba Hall, University of Melbourne, Gate 12, Royal Parade, Parkville, Melbourne.
PARKING:  Public paid parking is available at Royal Parade Car Park, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville.  $10 for 4 hours.  Look for Dr. Dax, and adjacent to Readings.  
Street parking is ticketed - Pay and Display.  $1.70 per hour, with a 4 hour limit. 
Surrounding streets also have parking - please check the signs.
Public Transport. Trams Route 19 

Entry is free, however we would like an indication of numbers using Trybooking.

Following the Victorian Parliamentary Inquriy into the extent, benefits and potential of Music Education, sMAG will host a public forum to discuss the findings to be handed down on November 13th, 2013.

Jan Kronberg MP, Chair of the parliamentary committee, will give the opening address.
Professor Brian Caldwell

Partners: University of Melbourne, AMUSE, ACE. Music Matters.

Afterwards, attendees are invited to join the sMAG writing committee at Naughton's Hotel Parkville -

The forum is open to all interested parties: educators, musicians, media representatives, politicians, academics and school principals.
Please extend the invitation to your school principal, local MP and colleagues.

A transcript of the event will occur in some form and published through sMAG, in order to equip those in remote locations to have some access to the proceedings.

Join the community on Facebook, join the event on Facebook, and use the 'invite friends' button to spread the news:  
sMAG has joined the world of Twitter: follow us @sMAG_Vic.   This will enable discussions and conversations between professionals, at this crucial time.  We will use #musicedforum 

November 18th 2013
The Herald/Sun
The Age: