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  • "Music is gaining respect in our school. I think that more music is happening now, even in general learning"
  • "We joined in last year and it was one of the best things I have ever done in a 30 year teaching career"
  • "Staff really liked the fact that there was a lot of teaching resources as most of us aren't very musical"
  • "Our classes are now more willing to listen to and become engaged with music in the normal classroom"
  • "The website was brilliant with lots of educational value"
  • "We have increased the number of instruments available to each year group as a result of this program"
Thurs, 30th October - 12:30pm AEDT


It's free including all the support material

Live Broadcast

We will be live streaming the celebration event from the Great Hall in Parliament House, Canberra! Check the time for your State or Territory below and have a wonderful day!

Watch Live Webstream

Live streaming help line: 03 9018 7182

State/TerritoryLive Webcasts StreamedPerformance Time
ACT/NSW/TAS/VIC 12.00 pm (EDT) 12.30 pm (EDT)
NT 10:30 am (CST) 11.00 am (CST)
WA 9.00 am (WST) 9.30 am (WST)
QLD 11.00 am (EST) 11.30 am (EST)
SA 11.30 am (CDT) 12.00 pm (CDT)

Timomatic atop Sydney Tower

TimomaticWe 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.

Shellie Morris performing in Darwin

Shellie Morris for web

More than 600 young people will join singer / songwriter Shellie Morris in Darwin's Casuarina Mall for the song that stops the nation. As well as singing the famous MCUI song, Keep On, the students will be treated to one of Ms Morris' own compositions.

Winner of numerous awards, including 2013 NIMA Song of the Year and a Deadly Award for Cultural Advancement, Shellie Morris has enjoyed a career spanning over 20 years. She has traveled the world as a solo artist and as part of collaborations like The Black Arm Band. When not on tour, Shellie spends much of her time living and working in the Northern Territory.

The Darwin Music: Count Us In event is coordinated by the local community and schools, along with the Northern Territory Music School, all of whom are passionate about their kids' music education!

Darren Percival speaks about music education

Singer and musician Darren Percival provided the lead voice in the MCUI song for 2013, Keep On. Here he speaks about the importance of music in his own school education and for children and young people in general.

Harrison Craig to perform for MCUI!

Harrison Craig for web

We are so excited to finally share with you our special guest for the October 31st count down! Winner of The Voice, Harrison Craig, will be counting down at the Arts Centre Melbourne on October 31st, along with John Foreman, student song writer, Abbey Slattery, and the Ballarat High School Band.

We'll also be live streaming from Surfer's Paradise with Darren Percival, so make sure you tune in!

Full instructions for how to watch the live stream are included on our For Teachers page, with FAQs to help you celebrate with the rest of the nation.

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