104 talented students submitted their work for the 2014 songwriting competition. The entries will now be judged by a panel of experts including program ambassador, John Foreman, music educator, Margie Moore, MCA Chairperson, Michael Smellie and Program Director, Maeve Marsden. Next week, a small group of talented students will find out they've been selected to co-write the song that stops the nation!
We are pleased to announce that we achieved record school participation numbers in 2013, with more than 2,150 schools and over half a million students participating. Thank you to all the wonderful teachers, students, parents, crew and celebrity guests who made Music: Count Us In happen. We will shortly be opening our songwriting competition for 2014, as well as school registration. In the mean time, please complete our Teacher Survey, which was emailed to all participating schools.
Where will you be when half a million people sing the same song, at the same time, right around the country? Watch our live feed from either Melbourne or Surfer's Paradise from the times below. Make sure you share your school's celebration on facebook and twitter!
ACT/NSW/TAS/VIC: 11.50am, stream starts; 12.00pm, live feed; 12.30pm, performance
NT: 10.20, stream starts; 10.30am, live feed; 11am, performance time
WA: 8.50am, stream starts; 9.00am, live feed; 9.30am, performance time
QLD: 10.50am, stream starts; 11.00am, live feed; 11.30am, performance time
SA: 11.20am, stream starts; 11.30am, live feed, 12.00pm, performance time
We are excited to announce that Timomatic will be counting down to 12.30pm with 7 young singers atop Sydney Tower for Music: Count Us In.
Timomatic (aka Tim Omaji) is an APRA award winning singer, dancer, writer, choreographer and actor. Since appearing as a grand finalist on Channel Seven’s Australia’s Got Talent in 2011, Timomatic has been making his mark on the international music scene with multi-platinum singles “Set It Off” (2012) and 2013’s “Parachute” which skyrocketed up the Australian Artist Official ARIA Charts to Number 1. He has supported international acts such as Pitbull, Flo Rida, Salt-N-Pepa, Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson and Ricky Martin on their Australian tours. Tim has also played the iconic role of Tyrone in Fame-The Musical.