Turns out the Music Council of Australia have been hard at work facilitating participants of the Classical Music Futures Summit contributing to the final reports from the breakout discussion groups, a Steering Committee has been assembled, and the first meeting of this committee has already taken place. Which is a whole lot more than my nothing to report blog from a few days ago.
I had nothing to report because my email address hadn’t been included somewhere along the way, so the loop didn’t have me in it.
The wonderful @JohnofOz (that’s his twitter name, if you meet him at a concert he’s John Garran) had asked me if this was #justanothertalkfest, but it seems it was certainly not that, but rather #justanotheradminbungle.
Since the steering committee have met just a few days ago I imagine there will be communications forthcoming in the next few weeks, and hopefully some interesting moves to create a better future for ‘classical’ music. One of the initiatives already underway is a national accreditation scheme for instrumental and vocal teachers; at the moment anyone can call themselves a piano teacher, for instance, irrespective of training, aptitude or experience. A national accreditation scheme would give parents a better idea about the musical education they are arranging for their children, and hopefully raise the standard of private music education across the country. A great initiative.
And I hope to report on many more over the coming months.
Now the MCA has my email address.