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NMIT Yarra Edge Music Festival 2011

25 Aug 2011

NMIT music students will showcase their talent at the Yarra Edge Music Festival, which runs from 12 to 16 September at NMIT's Fairfield campus.

The festival, now in its fourth year, will feature original music from NMIT students in a series of free events. Students from the NMIT Bachelor of Music, Certificate III in Music and Certificate IV in Music (part-time), school VET students, the NMIT Big Bands and original bands from NMIT will perform along with NMIT teaching staff.

The highlight of the festival is the Songwriting Competition Final, held on Thursday 15 September. The People's Choice Award will be decided in an afternoon concert open to the public, where the six finalists will present a selection of original songs. Then in the evening the Music Industry Award will be presented in front of invited industry representatives and NMIT staff at a closed event. The winner will receive a cash prize and access to a recording studio for a day.

Students from many different courses are involved in the festival.

“It's a unique collaborative effort,” says Robert Hails, Program Co-ordinator of Music Business and Sound Production at NMIT. “All the program areas of the Performing Arts Department - performance, sound production, music business and screen and media - showcase their musical talent, technical skills and event management expertise.”

What: NMIT Yarra Edge Music Festival

When: Monday 12 September to Friday 16 September

Where: Yarra Edge Music Centre, NMIT Fairfield Campus

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NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) - Situated on six campuses and six training centres throughout Melbourne's north plus a regional campus at Ararat, NMIT delivers vocational training, higher education and lifelong learning capabilities for a global workforce. NMIT forges partnerships with community, industry and government to produce practical, solution orientated graduates capable of making meaningful contributions to their chosen field of endeavour.

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