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Song City workshop performances and CD launch on this weekend

23 Mar 2013

The NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) Bachelor of Music Industry program and APRA present 'Song City' - a two-day festival celebrating songwriting and the history of the Melbourne song.

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October.


11am - 3pm
Your Song Matters Songwriting workshop - aspiring songwriters get to workshop their songs with established writers and perform their work. (catered lunch included)

4pm - 5pm
The History of the Melbourne Song - lecture by a special guest!

5pm - 6pm
Reception in the B Space Galley with nibbles, refreshments and NMIT wine.

6pm - 7:30pm
The Gratuitous Melbourne References Concert with Angie Hart (Frente!), Bedroom Philosopher, Greg Arnold (Things of Stone and Wood), Pete Farnan (Boom Crash Opera), Carus Thompson and more! - classic Melbourne songs performed by their writers!


“We Went Down to the River” Album Launch (2pm - 5pm) showcasing performances from first and second year NMIT songwriting students along with the launch of a double CD. Taking place in the picturesque Fairfield Amphitheatre (weather permitting - will be moved to Yarra Edge Theatre)

Unbelievably…IT'S ALL FREE!

It's going to fill up fast…so for more information or to reserve your place contact Catherine at or 92698805.


Interview/photo opportunity

Media enquiries should be directed to the NMIT Communications Officer, James Gardener, on (03) 92691579, 0413 483 182 or

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.