We’ve had a tremendous start to the year at Artology, with the Fanfare Call for Applications (for 2017) and the launch of this year’s Fanfares that are now sounding in the Sydney Opera House foyers.

Don’t forget we want everyone to have a go at writing a 30 second attention grabbing Fanfare. What will inspire you to write your composition will be a masterpiece that you’ve already heard; or sounds from the environment? Whatever it is write it down and submit online by May 23. If you need guidance feel free to contact us. Enjoy!

Anna Cerneaz, Managing Director

Fanfare Competition 2016


Imagine hearing your music played by the Australian Youth Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House!

The competition is open to young people aged 12-21 years to write a 30 second fanfare composition and submit a score and recording online by 23 May 2016. Eight selected participants will work with mentor composer Nicholas Vines to develop their ideas, and have their work pre-recorded by the Australian Youth Orchestra.

Teachers why not incorporate the Classroom Activities into your 2016 program? We have made it easy to incorporate the competition into classroom lessons with a set of free printable work sheet activities we have created with our friends at Cool Australia. Each lesson is mapped to the Australian Curriculum, provides a clear and practical teaching approach, including comprehensive teacher advice. There is also a Student DIY Guide so as students can working independently. We have put together a set of useful videos to help students see them on our Artology Live YouTube Playlists.

Fanfare Launch Party


We recently launched the 2016 Fanfares at the Sydney Opera House on Friday 1 April. Friends, families and colleagues joined us to celebrate the work these amazing young people have achieved. You can view the gallery. The Fanfares are now being broadcast at the Sydney Opera House hear them live or listen.

2016 ATYP Mentorship: Another great reason to enter the Fanfare Competition! 


The program sees one lucky Fanfare composer mentored in sound design for an ATYP production. You get to work alongside leading industry experts and have your music professionally recorded and used for each performance of the season. The winner is selected by the judging committee and receives a cash prize! The 2016 mentorship will be to create the score for ATYP’s 2016 production of Fight with all your might the Zombies of tonight [from 9-19 November 2016].

Acacia’s Blue Silence


Elena Kats-Chernin’s music combines light-heartedness with melancholy and blends elements of tango, ragtime, cabaret, klezmer and Bach. This is a unique chance to hear the superb Acacia Quartet perform Kats-Chernin’s ‘Blue Silence’ album live at the Utzon Room!

Acacia are offering Artology subscribers a special 2 for 1 deal on tickets. To reclaim the offer use the code ELENA when booking.

Sun 15 May, 3pm, Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
Tickets: $30 – $75. Online: sydneyoperahouse.com

Unbound Flute Festival: Brisbane 1-3 July 2016


In July 2016, leading contemporary flutists will showcase their extraordinary talents and share their knowledge of modern performance at the Unbound Flute Festival. Guest’s include some of the highest international artists such as Laura Chislett, Claire Chase and Roberto Fabbriciani and it will be held at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Book online.

Musician have enhanced brains


Plasticity of the brain and how musical training helps brain plasticity has been proven by decades of research. In case you needed more of an incentive to pick up an instrument! …Find out more.