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Make Music Day Australia – 21 June

Posted by Make Music Australia | May 5, 2022

Held annually on 21 June, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in more than a thousand cities and places across 120 countries.

The daylong, musical free-for-all, celebrates music in all its forms, and is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Lucy Joseph of the Live Music Office commented, “Make Music Day is all about allowing communities of audiences and musicians to engage with each other for one day to make free, accessible music and to celebrate the role that music plays in our everyday lives.”

It’s a DIY Music Festival! Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — can organise their own gig, or join the many organisations that will host events, to share their music with friends, neighbours, and strangers.

All of it is free and open to the public.

Classical Music Block Party 2011. (Photo by  Dariel L. Sneed)

Make Music Day is presented in Australia by the Australian Music Association and the NAMM Foundation.

Performances can take place anywhere, from a major concert hall to a home studio. All manner of buildings and spaces have been used for Make Music Day from established music venues, churches, community centres, libraries, galleries, shopping centres, bars and outdoor spaces such as parks and town squares.

By establishing one specific day each year, 21 June, to celebrate music, Make Music Day encourages both amateur and professional music making, and empowers individuals to seek out ways to celebrate music in their community.

Co-ordinator of Make Music Day Australia Rob Walker said, “The AMA is excited to give musicians of all levels the opportunity to create their own stage on Make Music Day.
The synergy of purpose between the partners driving the event is striking, and we look forward to engaging our communities in live music on June 21, 2022.”

To help make the most of your participation, check out the ACTIVITIES GUIDE and a DIGITAL GUIDE | everything from how to create a live stream, logos, posters, using social media and much more.

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 21: Guitarist Glen McCarthy (R) gives an attendee a free guitar lesson during The National Association Of Music Merchants (NAMM) NAMM Presents First Ever National Music Day And Make Music NY in front of the Jefferson Market Library on June 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for NAMM)

Join in the global Make Music Day festivities including:

The Young Composers contest – Submissions close 22 May, 2022.

My Song is Your Song – Song swap.

Global Folk Challenge, Global Livestream plus Faire La Fête celebrating French songwriters and composers with 40 concerts in 40 countries.

Everyone is invited to join in and make music! Create a local Make Music Day chapter in your area or Create Your Own Stage | Register your event and be part of the global program.


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