2021 Orchestra

How to get involved: a walk-through webinar

How to get involved: a walk-through webinar

If you want to join the AMEB Online Orchestra but are not quite sure where to start, this is the webinar for you!

In this bite-sized lunchtime session, we’ll walk you through the process of joining the orchestra as a soloist, duo or ensemble. There’ll be lots of handy tips shared along the way including:

  • How the parts work together
  • How to utilise the Learning Resources
  • How to film your performance
  • How to use the click track(s)
  • How to submit your entry

You’ll also have the chance to ask our panel questions. If you can’t make the live session, it will be recorded and posted to the AMEB YouTube channel and Facebook shortly after.

Tuesday 20th April 1:30pm AEST via Zoom

Register here.

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Indigenous content for the classroom

Indigenous content for the classroom

Help your students explore Indigenous song, language and culture by getting them involved in Australia’s largest virtual community orchestra project, the AMEB Online Orchestra.

Instrumentalists or singers of any ability can join. Simply learn the song, record your performance, upload it to the website and it will be included in the showcase video performance.

In 2021, the orchestra will perform an original indigenous song called Morning Star and Evening Star, written by Candace Kruger, a Yugambeh songwoman and Indigenous ethnomusicologist along with co-writers Lann Levinge and Isobella Kruger. It’s based on an Aboriginal lullaby sung to Lottie Eaton (nee Levinge) and tells the story of two stars seen in the Australian skies.

Learning Resources are available to support participants to explore and teach the cultural aspects of Morning Star and Evening Star. They are split into two parts:

  1. Morning Star and Evening Star Resources

A collection of documents, audio and visual files that are FREE for all. These resources include the songline, poems, translations, pronunciation guides and cultural context.

  1. Suggested Learning Plans mapped to the National Curriculum

These excellent lesson plans are mapped to the National Curriculum and are relevant for teachers of music, visual art, humanities and English across P-10.

A small fee is attached to each Learning Plan package, the profits of which will be returned to the Yugambeh community where this songline originated, via the Yugambeh Youth Aboriginal Corporation.

Get your class involved today, access the Learning Resources here.

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Learning Resources now available

Learning Resources now available

To help our Online Orchestra participants and any teachers who want to explore the cultural aspects of Morning Star and Evening Star, we have produced a set of Learning Resources. They fall into two sections:

 

  • Morning Star and Evening Star Resources.

A collection of documents, audio and visual files that are FREE for all. Prepared by Candace Kruger and Paula Nihot these resources include the songline, poems, translations, pronunciation guides and cultural context.

  • Suggested Learning Plans

These excellent lesson plans are mapped to the National Curriculum and provide teachers ideas for each year level.  Written and prepared by Candace Kruger and Leanne Kuss.

The Learning Plans align with the National Curriculum in the Arts – Music, Dance, Drama and Media; and English – Language and Literature.  They are available for students in P-10, and will provide you with ideas of how to teach the song, learn the cultural history of the songline and pronounce the Yugambeh words.

A small fee is attached to each Learning Plan package, the profits of which will be returned to the Yugambeh community where this songline originated, via the Yugambeh Youth Aboriginal Corporation.

Learn more or access these resources via the Learning Resources page of this website. 

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‘Morning Star and Evening Star’ Now On Spotify & Apple Music

‘Morning Star and Evening Star’ Now On Spotify & Apple Music

We have very exciting news today. You can now listen to Morning Star and Evening Star on Spotify or Apple Music. All profits from the streaming of this song will go to the Yugambeh Youth Aboriginal Corporation. So add it to your high rotation playlist and get excited for the Online Orchestra next year. Have a listen below.

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The ‘Morning Star and Evening Star’ Music Video is here!

The ‘Morning Star and Evening Star’ Music Video is here!

The official music video for Morning Star and Evening Star is out now featuring the Yugambeh Youth Choir and stunning scenery from the Yugambeh language region of the Gold Coast. The video was filmed and edited by the song’s co-writer Lann Levinge.

Watch the video on YouTube or our Facebook page and yarrabil (sing) along with the Yugambeh and English subtitles.

Interested in joining the orchestra in 2021? Download your free score here and start learning!

 

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