UNESCO/UNITWIN/studioFive Artist In Residence: Lorraine Milne

studioFive, Level 5 Melbourne Graduate School of Education, 234 Queensberry St, The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010

Lorraine Milne is an award-winning musician and music educator who, throughout her long career has written and produced many resources from original songs to piano pieces, curriculum notes and study guides. She has worked extensively as a composer, arranger and musical director for a wide range of ABC radio programs and publications and was the Musical Director of the ABC SING series from 1986 to 1992. Since 1993 she has been writing curriculum materials and presenting Professional Development courses for Musica Viva In Schools, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Opera House, Opera Australia, Australian Society for Music Education, aMuse, and the National Gallery of Victoria. In October 2014 she was inducted into the aMuse Music Education Hall of Fame. In August 2015 she won an APRA Art Music award for sustained excellence in Music Education and was subsequently invited to become a Patron for the Australian Society for Music Education (ASME).

There are various events planned as part of Lorraine's UNESCO/UNITWIN/studioFive Artist in Residence:

Website Launch
Tuesday 17 September, 5.30-7.00 pm

To launch her new website, Lorraine will demonstrate various pieces from her range of piano music - The Emerging Pianist, Jazzamatazz, Kaleidoscope and The Whole Suite. The Emerging Pianist is the most recent series of 24 pieces for students who are ready to move on from beginners and looking for a bigger challenge. From Lazy Blues to Rickety Bridge, from Don’t Wake the Baby to Variations in Blue, these pieces are fun to play while aiming to expand technique and open up the elements of music - form, style, articulation, etc.

It's Elementary workshop
Wednesday 18 September, 5.30-7.30pm

Using an eclectic range of audio clues, Lorraine will lead participants through an interactive workshop involving the elements of music. Working in groups, participants will then be challenged to create an activity suitable for use in the Primary classroom.

In the Mode workshop
Thursday 19 September, 5.30-7.30

Playtime in studioFive where you will encounter the wonders of musical modes. Come and explore some of their unique patterns and sounds. Be inspired by five notes, ancient sounds, and the blues, and create your own piece of magic modal music.

All events are free. Registration is essential.