The Youth Music Awards for 2019 have been announced. The respective prize winners are:
Bill Borthwick Young Musicians Encouragement Prize 2019
- 1st Prize ($300) to Chloe Liew (Violin)
- 2nd Prize ($200) to Aaron Denny (Trumpet)
Mark McAlister Brass Award 2019
- Prize ($150) to Aaron Denny (Trumpet)
The Ann and Chris Krans Music Award 2019
- 1st Prize ($300) to David Xia (Piano)
- 2nd Prize: ($200) Anna Gao (Piano)
Applications for 2020 close: Friday 25th October 2019.
Adjudication is scheduled for Sunday 10th November 2019.
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017
UPWEY HIGH SCHOOL UPGRADE INCLUDED IN STATE BUDGET
The DRMC will have a new home as part of a $10m upgrade to Upwey High School.
The project is part of a $685 million investment announced in the Victorian Budget 2017/18 to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state as well as creating local jobs.
DRMC Board member Ray Yates said ‘In this day and age, it is inspiring to find that ambitions and aspirations are the guiding light for our local member, the Honourable James Merlino. This new facility for DRMC will be a boost for our musical community and a beacon for the development and promotion of music and arts in the core curriculum'.
Read the full Media Release.
'Spirit of the Mountain' was a bushfire recovery project for Ferny Creek Primary School and community after the 1997 fires. The song ‘Island In The Sky’ was written by Suzie Davies Splitter and Phil Splitter using the children’s words. It will be the 20 year anniversary in January 2017.
The DRMC have a collection of songs relating to bushfire education and recovery. These can be used to educate the community about being prepared as well as remembering past fires and those who lost everything. If you are interested in being involved in a fire awareness week project in 2017 please contact
Listen to ‘Island In The Sky’ now, the song features The Ferny Creek Primary School Choir of 1997:
You can read an article about the original 'Spirit of the Mountain' project here.