Music

Australia Council for the Arts supports composers, musicians and organisations to create new music and present it to audiences. Our goal is to reflect and promote the diversity, excellence and energy of contemporary Australian musical culture.

This page provides important information for artists in the Australian music scene, such as reports on recent successful grant applications, upcoming industry events and current research relating to the music sector.

Our goal is to reflect and promote the diversity, excellence and energy of contemporary Australian musical culture.

Don Banks Music Award – Lyn Williams OAM Q&A

What does winning the award mean to you?
I feel very honoured, not to mention thrilled and surprised to receive this award. I hope that it is a recognition of the artistic capacity of young choirs. For this reason I would like to pay tribute to all and my colleagues around the country who work with children’s choirs at a high level.

What are you currently working on?
I am currently preparing for two international tours. The first is a unique collaboration between the Cairns Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir and the Vienna Boys’ Choir. The Cairns choir will soon travel to Vienna and later in the year the Vienna Boys’ Choir will perform with us in Sydney and Cairns. What happens when you juxtapose the oldest continuous culture on earth with a choir more than 600 years old?

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Lyn Williams OAM
Lyn Williams OAM

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The Tenth National Indigenous Arts Awards

This video was livestreamed from the event held on the 27 May 2017, The National Indigenous Arts Awards.
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