Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Inaugural Executive Director appointed for newly formed organisation Music in the Regions

Inaugural Executive Director appointed for newly formed organisation Music in the Regions
October 20, 2021

One of Australia’s leading cultural strategists - Janine Collins - has been appointed as the inaugural Executive Director of Music in the Regions, a newly formed independent touring organisation that will connect classical musicians with regional audiences across NSW.

Collins will steer the organisation from its formation while overseeing the first program of performances to be launched in early 2022. Together with a series of board appointments, comprising some of the nation’s most respected cultural figures, Music in the Regions is now set to deliver transformative cultural experiences for musicians and audiences across the state.

Music in the Regions has been designed to support emerging and established musicians and small-to-medium music companies with greater performance opportunities around NSW. As they tour the state, the companies will work with regional conservatoriums, performing arts centres and local councils to integrate with communities and energise local musical life.

Professional and emerging musicians will perform in regions not traditionally visited by classical musicians and chamber orchestras, reinvigorating regional venues into concert venues and fostering a vibrant, world-class NSW classical music industry.

Music in the Regions Chair, Naseema Sparks also announced the appointment of the organisation’s inaugural Non-Executive Directors. They are Dr Erin Helyard, the renowned conductor, scholar and co-founder of Pinchgut Opera; Karen Moses, Deputy Chair of Sydney Symphony Orchestra; David Francis, Chief Executive of Wollongong Conservatorium and previously Executive Director of Four Winds Festival; Jan Bowen; and Sue Procter, Director of Business Operations, Investment and Governance, at Create NSW.

NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin notes “Music in the Regions was a recommendation from the Create NSW Classical Music Artform Advisory Board to bring more classical musicians into our regional communities. The NSW government provided significant seed funding to get the project up and running. With these appointments the stage is now set for the touring to begin!”

Sparks advised “The Board was extremely pleased with the calibre of applicants and we are delighted to welcome Janine Collins to Music in the Regions as inaugural Executive Director. Music in the Regions has a purpose to deliver classical music to communities not currently served by regular touring organisations and in doing so increasing opportunities for musicians and audiences alike. Janine has broad-based experience, and she is an innovative, strategic thinker who will bring a “can do” attitude to our organisation. We look forward to working with regional organisations and artists on this exciting new initiative.”

Collins added “I can’t wait to create new opportunities for both musicians and audiences to connect all over NSW. We'll help shine a light on our regional gems in terms of both talent and locations while contributing to greater love for the arts in Australia.”

Related Articles

20th October 2021 - MODA DAO raises $5 million as it prepares for public token launch within music industry

18th October 2021 - COVID impact sees Australian Government fund live music sector and leading arts organisations

18th October 2021 - Rolling Stone Australia Awards to return in 2022 with live music event series

15th October 2021 - Live music sector continues call for national event insurance scheme

11th October 2021 - Victoria Government announces reopening plan with crowds to attend Melbourne Cup and concerts at the Sidney Myer Music bowl

21st September 2021 - Grass roots music industry development initiative launched in Mount Gambier

7th September 2021 - Port Macquarie-Hastings Council encourages musicians and venues to support local live music program

7th September 2021 - The Sydney Fringe announces digital program of music and theatre events

6th September 2021 - City of Port Phillip proposes new 3,000 capacity music venue for St Kilda

2nd September 2021 - 22 live music venues across Queensland receive Government funding

20th August 2021 - Outback music festival organiser to demand proof of vaccination for attendees in 2022

13th August 2021 - 2021 Sonus3 Tour to deliver intercultural celebration of music and dance across the Kimberley

10th August 2021 - National Live Music Awards moved to 2022

4th August 2021 - Darwin Festival to deliver diverse and vibrant program including circus and live music acts

27th July 2021 - Melbourne Music Week to return in December 2021

19th July 2021 - 2021 Australian Festival of Chamber Music cancelled due to COVID

8th July 2021 - 2021 Art Music Awards celebrate Australian music fields for 11th year

26th May 2021 - Carriageworks presents dynamic music program as part of VIVID Sydney 2021

24th May 2021 - Live music venues in Sydney and NSW to receive government financial boost

16th April 2021 - Outback Music Trail launched in Queensland


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Aussie Strength

We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

SENtag

Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Safety / Technology / Waterparks

 
 

HRMWEB

At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…

read more

Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

Vivaticket

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as Vivaticket Pty Ltd.  Vivaticket is the ideal strategic partner for the organisation and management of your…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

IEDM

iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…

read more

Consultants / Design

 
 

METRA Australia

With industry leading solutions in design and durability you can improve your facilities with our access control operations, payment systems and flexible personal locker storage solutions. Your…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

Enta Australasia

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing.  19th July 2018 - ENTA…

read more

Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

TicketSearch Pty Ltd

TicketSearch is focused on providing businesses, organisations, and venues with affordable, efficient, and powerful self-managed ticketing solutions. The organisation has offices in Australia, New…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business