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Create and Inspire

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Create and Inspire & Inspire Education Program

Create and Inspire is the inspirational year-round program of music-making with and for young people that is climaxing with this inaugural, Four Winds Youth Music Festival.

Create and Inspire is about exposing young minds to the gift of music, the experience of quality live performance, the opportunity to respond creatively and develop a life-long love of music and live performance. All the Four Winds activities outlined in this Youth Music Festival program fall under the Create and Inspire umbrella.

Directed by James Crabb all the elements of the program come together to form an overall creative experience for young people from our region, from their pre-school and primary school years, and for some through to high school. Our partnership with ANAM continues the creative learning by bringing outstanding new music graduates twice-yearly to Four Winds, to inspire, teach and perform while having the opportunity to learn themselves from nationally acclaimed artists and our community.

Create and Inspire is supported by partnerships with Sydney Youth Orchestra, Musica-Viva, Sydney Opera House, National Music Teacher Mentoring Program, South Coast Music Camp, Stonewave Taiko, and four Regional Choirs. We are also incredibly grateful for our four local pre-schools – Narooma, Bermagui, Little Yuin, Tathra, and five local primary schools – Narooma, Tilba, Bermagui, Tanja, Tathra – and we are delighted by their openness to engaging with this unique learning agenda. Internationally and nationally acclaimed artists who visit Four Winds are also part of the mix. They provide a priceless opportunity as they engage with our children and broader community through performances, workshops, masterclasses and residencies.

In 2019 we will continue to deliver all the elements which make up the Create and Inspire program, culminating in an expanded 2019 Youth Music Festival.

“We’re all so grateful to James & all those at Four Winds who put in so much work to create these amazing experiences & opportunities for our kids. Thank you”. Parent of musician performing at the Youth Festival.

“Greg was amazing, so engaging – wish we had more time with him! Students were enthralled as were us staff :)” Principal of Tanja Primary School

“It was beyond words today – simply exquisite and an absolutely amazing inspiration!”
Luca Ziino following master-class with Four Winds visiting artist Joyce Yang

Four Winds is working to inspire and expose the net generation to new possibilities for their future. Our expanding Create & Inspire education program is already reaching many children in our region through the National Music Teacher Mentorship Program and the live-streaming of programs from the Sydney Opera House. We are also developing a program of professional development sessions for music educators.