NEWSBOYS FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 2017 15 MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award Newsboys Foundation is supporting Melbourne Recital Centre to conduct the Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award. The Award provides a week-long, immersive learning opportunity with a range of Melbourne classical music organisations for a regional Victorian music student. The Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award is presented as part of the annual Bach Competition conducted by the Melbourne Recital Centre. Newsboys Foundation Annual Bach Performance Skills Workshop for Young Artists The Newsboys Foundation supports an annual one-day workshop held in the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Salon. The workshop includes opportunities to listen and learn, as well as perform individually and as an ensemble. The workshop features three distinguished teachers in strings, woodwind and piano. Student participants have the opportunity to learn in a masterclass situation (i.e. they play for the workshop leader and receive feedback) with their teachers observing. The day ends with all participants – teachers and students – coming together to perform as an ensemble. Rural and regional students are encouraged to attend and receive priority places in the workshop. MELBOURNE YOUTH ORCHESTRAS 2017 MYO Support Program Melbourne Youth Orchestras provides a comprehensive music education program that encourages personal development and excellence for young musicians. Undertaking a schedule of regular rehearsals and tutorials, more than 1000 young people from across Victoria take part in specialised workshops and in public performances throughout the year that demonstrate their abilities and achievements. The cost of instruments and lessons can be barriers to a music education. With support from the Newsboys Foundation, a financial assistance program eliminates these barriers by enabling financially disadvantaged young people to participate in the program. Providing specialist musical tuition also helps young people to achieve their full musical potential. 100 free tickets to MYO concerts were provided to secondary school students from disadvantaged backgrounds. THE MIRABEL FOUNDATION Mirabel Teen Intervention Project The Mirabel Foundation was established in Victoria in 1998 to assist children and young people who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental illicit drug use and are now in the care of extended family (kinship care). Over the next 12 months, the Mirabel Teen Intervention Project will work with 20 young people aged 12-16 years who are living in kinship care in Melbourne. Mirabel will tailor a range of programs to each young person dependent upon their needs and interests. The range of services that are available to young people include: educational support, recreational camps, therapeutic teens groups and Intensive youth support. GRANTS The Mirabel Foundation Melbourne Youth Orchestras