If you like the concept of Sing Australia and you want to be a part of it, just read through the different opportunities we have to offer you. You could be a member, an instigator, a leader, a conductor, or an accompanist.
Sing Australia groups are groups with a difference. There are no auditions, there is no pressure, there is no requirement to be able to read music. It is just lots of fun! Maybe you would like to sing, but haven't got around to it because you:
- have been told by others not to sing
- are too shy to sing, even if people tell you that you have a great voice
- think you are not good enough to join a singing group
- don't know your voice type
- haven't much time
- thought there were no opportunities to sing
- cannot read music
- are a bloke and you think that singing is not for blokes
A Sing Australia group might be just what you are looking for! Sing Australia gives you the opportunity to sing with like-minded people whenever you can find the time to come along. Join this nationwide network of friends today by clicking on the orange 'group' button to find the group closest to where you live - there you will find details on where the group meets etc. and a contact phone number for the leader of the group for more details. Or you can simply attend a rehearsal. You can join in with the singing right away or just listen until you feel more confident. You will certainly be made welcome! Please note the orange 'group' button is located on the top row of buttons on the front page of the website.
If there is no Sing Australia group in your town yet, you can be the one to change that! New Sing Australia groups are established all the time and all it takes is someone to take the initiative to make the start by rounding up interested people. It also helps if you have a suitable venue, a conductor and an accompanist. Once you have these things in place our National Director will organize a workshop with you and that usually leads to the establishment of a Sing Australia group.
Existing choirs are very welcome to become a part of Sing Australia as well but it would be necessary for the choir to embrace all the conditions, concepts and modus operandi of Sing Australia.
Are you interested in starting a singing group? Please give us a call or send us an email today. We look forward to hearing from you! You may also be happy to be the Leader.
Each Sing Australia group has a leader, someone who undertakes the day-to-day management of that group. After considerable experience in trying various ways of running a singing group of the nature of Sing Australia, the head office has produced procedures and an operational approach that is applied consistently throughout the network. This has created a management system that sets the basis for good management of individual groups and works effectively in the context of a network. The group leader plays a big role and he or she can have a positive influence on the group through an enthusiastic and caring approach to the members. The head office assists leaders every step of the way in running the group. It is lots of fun and highly rewarding.
- well organized,
- good with people,
- willing to discover your leadership qualities,
- a good team player
- fully supportive of the concept of Sing Australia
Don't hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!
There is also the possibility of a joint leadership. Some Sing Australia groups have two leaders who share the responsibilities and that works fine too. So if you are interested, but don't want to do it alone: give us a call or send us an email. You may also like to be the Conductor.
The Sing Australia conductors have an important role to play. They have to do a myriad of things, but most of these things will come naturally for the right person for the job. If you want to be a conductor, it is important that you have a good understanding of music and that you know the basics of conducting technique. It is also important that you really appreciate the goals of Sing Australia: that of teaching with spirit, and maintaining the love of singing. This includes being patient, encouraging and not being too fussy. Fun and singing lots of songs should remain the main object of the choir rehearsals. And it is a lot more fun singing through songs without stopping to correct every fault! The conductor is paid.
If you would like to be a conductor of a Sing Australia group, please give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!
Each Sing Australia group has an accompanist and he or she is a key figure within the group. The accompanist needs to provide strong musical backing to the conductor and should also be prepared to participate in the fun of the night. If you want to be an accompanist, you need to be a reasonably experienced pianist with a good sight reading ability. It is also important to really appreciate the goals of Sing Australia. The accompanist is paid.
If you would like to be an accompanist of a Sing Australia group, please give us a call or send us an email. We are looking forward to hearing from you!