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2020 Sensory Concerts® Composition Contest

Are you a young Australian composer? We’re looking for original compositions that contain sensory-friendly elements.

The best entry will win $1000 and be performed at the next Blue Mountains Sensory Concert.

This national competition is presented by Your Music Inc and Sensory Concerts®.


Contest conditions:

Open to any composer who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, currently living in Australia. 

Age: 18-35 years.
Work: One musical composition for a combination of 2 or 3 strings (violin, viola, cello and double bass) and/or piano.
Duration 4-5 mins.
Compositions must focus on sensory-friendly elements such as spinning, pulsating rhythms, repetitive patterns, predictable form, clear texture.

Entry fee: $10

 

Closing date: 30 November 2020 

Read the full terms and conditions and download the entry form here.  If you have any queries, please email: sensory@yourmusic.org.au 
With thanks to Blue Mountains City Council Community Assistance Program.
 

Sensory Concerts® CD now for sale

Our new Sensory Concerts® CD features beautiful music performed by leading Australian classical musicians.

This CD was made possible thanks to the wonderful supporters of the ING Dreamstarter crowdfunding campaign.
 

Order here to get your copy! 

If you’d like to book a concert for 2020, please fill out our contact form.

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Sensory Concert team Glenbrook

About Your Music Inc.

Your Music Incorporated is a non-profit organisation that provides high-quality live classical music concerts for children and adults with disabilities or special needs.

Concerts are specially designed for those who cannot attend traditional concert settings, such as concert halls, due to their personal circumstances.

Our passionate team of professionals design and perform concerts for people with special needs including:

  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Disability
  • Dementia
  • Poor health
  • Lack of social support
  • Limited transport options
  • Personal reasons for avoiding large public spaces.

Find out more about Your Music and our concerts

Help support special needs concerts

Your Music Inc is an Australian registered charity run by volunteers. We rely on the generosity and support of the community to operate.

Your financial donation will help Your Music Inc. keep its concert program available to people with special needs.

We are grateful to everyone who supports our organisation. Thank you!

ACNC Registered Charity Your Music Inc

 

NEWS AND EVENTS

Cherrybrook concert cancelled

Due to the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 virus in the community, we have sadly decided to cancel our upcoming Sensory Concerts® Cherrybrook. Our priority is with the health and wellbeing of our patrons, staff, and musicians. Ticket holders will be offered a full...

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Glenbrook Sensory Concert dedicated to RFS

The first Sensory Concert of the year will be dedicated to Rural Fire Service volunteers who have done so much for the Blue Mountains community. A limited number of family passes will be available for RFS members. RFS members can email contact@yourmusic.org.au to be...

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We attended our first Sensory Concert today & loved it. To be able to enjoy live classical music as a family was magical and something we thought we may never be able to do. For Ollie to be able to be himself in such an inclusive environment was wonderful. This is a beautiful concept and we look forward to attending more concerts in the future.
Warrick Tandy

Hills District audience member

Thank you for today’s lovely concert. Great repertoire, excellent musicians and a very relaxed ambiance. Please organise some more concerts in Melbourne.
Jeffrey Segal

Audience member

Just had an amazing morning here with my autistic daughter! The musicians were top notch, the space was beautiful and light, and absolutely every part of it was designed to be accessible for autistic kids. My daughter, J, watched the first part of the concert on a crash mat with a fluffy blanket and a velvet cushion (sensory heaven for her). There was an OT there who bought J playdough when she wanted to focus but was having trouble. J watched the second part of the concert from outside the big window running and laughing in time with the music. I couldn’t be happier!
Shannon Muriel

Audience member

It’s hard enough keeping young children without special needs settled during performances, so what was really impressive about the concert was to see an environment where parents were able to relax and their children were able to respond to the music in their own way. It was an inclusive environment, with beautiful violin, cello and piano performances. I would certainly love to see more of this happen in the Mountains.
Susan Templeman

Member of Parliament