smArts music enrichment 2014
July – September 2014
Students from four regional secondary schools participated in the SmArts Creative Enrichment Program, a program developed by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) in partnership with The Smith Family (TSF). Using the SmArts Framework, individual 10-week instrumental and vocal programs were designed by MCM alumni and staff and delivered to Bendigo Senior SC, Eaglehawk SC & Phoenix P-12, Ballarat and Bairnsdale SC, encompassing more than 120 students.
The program offered students the opportunity to participate in a series of intensive music workshops culminating in a full day of “campus experience” activities and a public concert at the Southbank Campus and Federation Hall, Faculty of VCA and MCM.
In 2014, the program was expanded from the original three schools to add 65 students from Bairnsdale SC, a school with a significant number of Indigenous, Torres Stait and Pacfic Islander students. The SmArts program was administered and delivered by the MCM in partnership with TSF with support from the Faculty’s Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development.
A version of this article originally appeared on Channel, the Faculty’s previous publishing platform.