Music at Work

Carclew is piloting contemporary music industry workshops that are tailor-made to respond to the specific learning needs of individual high schools and students seeking specialist pathway mentoring. Activity could be as simple as a few one-to-one song writing sessions or an intensely integrated, semester long, cross-curricular learning project, culminating in a student-led live event.

Music at Work is currently being developed and tested in a cluster of pilot high schools with five guiding aims, they are:

We are working in collaboration with the state government’s Music Education Strategy, the Music Education Roundtable and SACE to ensure the development of the program is viable and realistic for students and educators

We are delivering workshops that are tailored to the specific needs of students seeking pathways into contemporary music industries in areas such as sound technologies, music event management, song writing, performance skills, artist brand development and all the bits in between.

We are developing a wide-ranging industry specialist database to serve as a recruitment tool for high schools seeking expert mentors from music related industries and provide an avenue for freelance music industry professionals to connect with schools and the education sector.

A real-world, multi-stage, all-ages, live music event had to be postponed due to COVID-19. We will be celebrating MAW students and mentor outcomes at an invite only showcase event at Carclew; HOUSEPARTY, in early December.

Music at Work: First Nations embraces an overarching objective to professionally develop music artists and industry professionals and build mentoring pathways for schools engagement. We are achieving this through an offshoot project called BLKMPIRE.

>> CLICK HERE if you are a music industry practitioner interested in delivering workshops

>> CLICK HERE if you are a school interested in offering the program in the future

Music at Work is supported by the Department for Innovation and Skills through its Music Development Office.
Industry Development database is also supported by the South Australian government through the Department for Education Music Education Strategy
First Nations Music Industry Development program is also supported by the South Australian government through Arts SA



Contact Details

Emma Coyle
08 8230 1109