Music for All Project is a unique music education program that will see students with disabilities and/or vision impairments from three schools collaborate across a weeklong composition project. Inspired by the joyful South Australian story, Fancy Pants by Kelly Hibbert and Amanda Graham, this project seeks to demonstrate the deep potential for an inclusive, community-based model of music education that positions students of all abilities at the centre of the creative process, mentored and guided by world-class musicians.
Led by internationally-acclaimed musicians and educators Paul Rissmann (composer) and Belinda McFarlane (violinist), the program will additionally involve six outstanding AYO artists from across Australia, who will perform alongside and mentor the participants as they collectively devise, explore and perform brand new music of their own. The program will culminate in a celebratory public concert at the Marion Cultural Centre on Friday 26 July, 11am.
We believe that high quality music education is the right of every child and that all young people have rich creative and musical potential. We recognise the significant power of music to build social cohesion and to positively impact the health and wellbeing of individuals and the community.
This project is the outcome of a key partnership between Kilparrin Teaching & Assessment School & Services, Connecting the Dots in Music, City of Marion in collaboration with Australian Youth Orchestra Momentum Ensemble, Raising Literacy Australia/Little Book Press, Suneden Specialist School and South Australian School for the Vision Impaired
We look forward to inspiring young people of all abilities to work together across this innovative and empowering project.