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Extended Registration Closing Date

Paul Mason - Monday, September 16, 2019

By popular demand, we have extended the Conference registration closing date to Friday 20 September! Hurry, don't miss out!

Program Change - Breakout F

Paul Mason - Sunday, August 11, 2019

 

Due to a family illness, Fr Elio Capra has had to withdraw from the conference. His workshop is the most popular in Block F. Diana Macalintal has graciously agreed to cover this workshop topic in addition to her own workshops in Breakout A and E.

 

Early Bird Bookings - 4 Days Left!

Paul Mason - Saturday, July 27, 2019


The Early Bird discounts end on 31 July. Hurry to take advantage of the discounted pricing!

 

The APMN 4th National Conference, Listen to the Spirit and Sing, to be held in Melbourne 1-3 October 2019, is shaping up to be our most memorable yet. More than 200 tickets have now been sold and there are more than 100 people registered for the Conference Dinner.

 

Please go to the Conference Website and check out the program and breakout options.

 

Once you have made your breakout choices go to the Register page, review the registration process and press the "Register Now" button.


Early Bird Extended

Paul Mason - Monday, July 01, 2019


 

The Early Bird ticket pricing for the conference in Melbourne has been extended to 31 July. Take advantage of the $50 early bird discount. Discounts up to $95 for early bird and APMN membership!

Conference 2019 Program Changes

Paul Mason - Tuesday, June 18, 2019

 

 

There are three changes to the breakout program announced today (16 June 2019).

 

Unfortunately Christopher Willcock and Angela McCarthy have had to withdraw from the presenter program due to changes in their respective schedules.

 

Christopher's presentations in breakout A-4 and breakout F-8 were focused on the role of the Composer for Catholic Worship, with a hands-on focus for composers. We are fortunate to have secured Tony Alonso to replace Chris in breakout F-8. Tony will present "The Work of Our Hands: Composing for the Catholic Church." We are also most fortunate in securing Peter Wardrobe, Dorico Education Specialist at Yamaha Music Australia, who will present "Dorico for Composers," providing a composer's expose of Dorico, the new notation software that is being enthusiastically embraced by composers all around the world.

 

Angela's presentation in breakout E-6 is a unique review of current research work in W.A. We hope Angela will be able to present this at a future event.

 

2019 Conference Program Brochure Now Available

Paul Mason - Monday, May 13, 2019

The APMN Conference Brochure, including full program details, is now available here.

 

Early Bird discount on tickets is available until 30 June. There are a limited number of student discount tickets also available.

 


Registrations Now Open for the 2019 Conference

Paul Mason - Thursday, April 04, 2019


Registrations Now Open


The APMN 4th National Conference, Listen to the Spirit and Sing, to be held in Melbourne 1-3 October 2019, is now open for registrations. Please go to the Conference Website and check out the program and breakout options.

Once you have made your breakout choices go to the Register page, review the registration process and press the "Register Now" button.


2019 Conference Website Launched!

Paul Mason - Tuesday, April 02, 2019


 

The 2019 Conference Website is now available to access. Checkout the Program, Keynotes, Breakouts, Venue and Registration process.

 

Registration opens later this week. Go to the site:

https://listen-to-the-spirit-and-sing.treepl.co/home

 

 

 

Paul Mason

Secretary, APMN

UPDATE! New Venue for Melbourne Conference

Paul Mason - Sunday, March 10, 2019

 

 

The Australian Pastoral Musicians Network is pleased to announce a new venue for its 4th National Conference, 1-3 October, 2019. The new venue is the Catholic Leadership Centre in Victoria Parade, East Melbourne.

 

Unfortunately, the ACU campus in Melbourne will be undergoing major construction works in the September-October timeframe. To avoid any conflicts with our conference operations, we recently decided to change venue. We had already booked some facilities there for the conference, so we extended our arrangements and have secured the entire facility for the week of the conference.

 

Celebrating liturgical, catechetical and religious music for parishes, schools and beyond, the bi-annual conference is intended for all musicians, cantors, conductors, composers, choristers, teachers, catechists, campus ministers, clergy, liturgy teams ... and all who love sung prayer.

 

The conference features 3 keynote presentations, 2 plenary workshops, 47 breakout workshops, exhibitions, showcases, conference liturgies, conference Mass and conference dinner.

 

Note the dates in your diary! Due to the change of venue and the necessary change in graphics, the conference website has been delayed until the end of March. Registrations will open 1 April, 2019. Early Bird discount will close 30 June, 2019.

 

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Paul Mason
Secretary

 

APMN Executives Reappointed to National Liturgical Music Council

Paul Mason - Thursday, January 10, 2019


The Bishops Commission for Liturgy has reappointed two APMN executives to the National Liturgical Music Council (NLMC) for three year terms commencing November 2018 and ending November 2021.

 

The appointments of Fiona Dyball and Paul Mason to the NLMC provide for close working relationships between the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the Australian Pastoral Musicians Network.

 

 

        
 


 

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