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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | August 12, 2020

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Queensland Music Festival Announces First Two Programs

Queensland Music Festival Announces First Two Programs
Taylor Furby

Queensland Music Festival’s (QMF) two music-focused programs, Score It! and On Song, have been announced and QMF are now looking for students to participate in these amazing programs.

Score It! is for Queensland students from years 7-12 interested in film composition with a chance to create an original score for a short film by the Griffith Film School. They will be judged by a panel including the award-winning composer, Cameron Patrick, who is known for orchestrating films including Jurassic World, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Inside Out and heaps more. That’s right, they got that guy.

Finalists of the competition will be given the incredible opportunity to participate in workshops with leading industry professionals in July.

On Song is for students aged 12-18 years old in regional Queensland. It’s a songwriting competition for emerging singers/songwriters. The competition will be judged by respected and experienced singer/songwriter Jack Carty as well as Katie Noonan, acclaimed songwriter and QMF Director.

“I’m so excited to be starting the QMF year with these two wonderful opportunities for Queensland’s young people,” said Katie Noonan. “They really encapsulate the spirit of the Queensland Music Festival – collaboration, creativity and musical excellence along with our mandate for community engagement and supporting the music and musicians of tomorrow to flourish.

“These are unique career opportunities and I am so thrilled to bring these competitions to our Queensland schools. I say to all Queensland students, have a go and experience the magic of making your own music!”

The selected musicians will participate in a series of songwriting and performance workshops with advanced mentoring from Jack Carty himself before traveling to Brisbane to play alongside him.

The prize pool for both competitions also includes a RODE AI-1 Complete Studio Kit with Audio Interface to support the professional development of the students.

Both competitions are open for entries now and submissions close on Friday, May 24th. And don’t worry, entry is free for all students!

For more information and where to apply, click here!