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Alecia Benzie reports on her study tour to the United States in 2014 and her participation in the Exponential Fundrasing Course held at Harvard. For the full report click on the link below. Alecia Benzie WASO

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Bronwyn Lobb reports on her time in Los Angeles and Caracass experiencing El Sistema education programs. For the full report click on the link below. Bronwyn Lobb MSO

Performance and new media licensing in Australia and New Zealand

by Scot Morris APRA/AMCOS (Australasian Performing Right Association and The Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society) Scot Morris: Thank you for the invitation to come and speak to you all, I feel a little bit like I’m here under false pretences. My role at APRA is Director of International, so essentially I’m in charge of all […]

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Miranda Cass from the QSO reports on her residency with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. For the full report l click on the link below. Miranda Cass QSO

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Nina Dubecki from the MSO reports on her participation in the Essentials of Orchestra Management 2013 program hosted by the League of American Orchestras in New York City. For the full report click on the link below. Nina Dubecki MSO

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Anna Melville from the MSO reports on her time at the Association of British Orchestras conference in Leeds and her secondment with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. For the full report click on the link below. Anna Melville MSO.final

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Alexis Aitken reports on her time with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra. For the full report click on the link below. Alexis Aitken TSO

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Ilmar Leetberg from the SSO reports on his participation in the Communication Law and Policy Workshop at the European Communication Research and Education Conference in Munich. For the full report click on the link below. Ilmar Leetberg SSO

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Sophie Emery from the ASO reports on her time with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. For the full report click on the link below. Sophie_Emery_ASO_final

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Kate Sewell from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra reports on her time at the 2012 National PRIA Conference. For the full report clink on the link below. Kate Sewell ASO

A Heritage Worthy of Revival – Australia’s forgotten music

by Rhoderick McNeill None of Australia’s important composers have captured the national imagination like our sporting heroes.  They are not commemorated on Australian postage stamps or our money.  Nevertheless, in recent years it has been possible to hear and purchase commercial recordings of the major Australian orchestral works of our time, including music by Sculthorpe, […]

Kate Lidbetter – Address to AAPRO

Kate Lidbetter, addressing the Association of Asian and Pacific Region Orchestras conference, discusses the issue of Audience Outreach, the unique challenges Australia presents in reaching audiences including some new technology developments that are designed to reach audiences in new ways.

The Accidental Necessity: ABC involvement with the Australian orchestras – by David Garrett

Australia now has six fully-professional symphony orchestras, all of whom are Members of Symphony Services International, but their existence was not inevitable. So how did it happen? David Garrett looks at the early history and the role of some visionaries. There was no historical necessity that a broadcasting organisation, the Australian Broadcasting Commission (as it […]

Kate Lidbetter – Keynote address to China Symphony Development Foundation

President Guo, vice presidents, ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured to be here today and am grateful for the opportunity to tell you a little about the Australian network of professional symphony orchestras, and about Symphony Australia. I have worked for 20 years as an arts administrator in Australia, including eight years as Artist Development […]