Upcoming events

[Check in here regularly to see what events are coming up at Music For Everyone!]

For pictures of the many musical events that MFE hosts throughout the year, click through to our photo gallery on Facebook!

WorstBand_SprocNext up on the event calendar is MFE’s collaboration with the Canberra Youth Theatre, on their production of Graeme Base’s rock musical, ‘The Worst Band in the Universe’. MFE’s Rock Academy bands will be providing the LIVE musical soundtrack to this interstellar production – get your tickets on the CYT website here!
The season runs from 17-26 July.


MusicJam14_posterIf you or someone you know is living with a disability, we welcome you (and your family/carers) to come along to MFE’s Music Jam event, a culmination of the musical numbers that students have been working on in our Mixed Abilities Program. This event is free and is open to not only existing MFE members, but also to those who may be interested in joining one of our Mixed Abilities Music groups and would like to get a feel for what we do. Friday 18th July, 10:30am at the Ainslie Arts Centre (Main Hall).

It’s that time of year again: Open Day! Come along to the Ainslie Arts Centre on Sunday 15th June, 12-4pm as we join forces with Canberra Youth Music & Young Music Society to present a day of musical activities. The day will be officially opened at 12pm by David Whitney, Director ArtsACT, followed by a performance by our guests the Steamboat Stompers from the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

Parents with little ones can try a free Music Play class at 12:15pm; Dynomite Records will be hosting a vintage record sale; our 3 organisations will run a ‘garage sale’ ahead of our pending renovation relocation, and our infamous Heavy Metal BBQ will once again run in the front carpark. Not to mention – all throughout the day the talented students of MFE, YMS & CYM will be performing!




Join us on Sunday 6th April 2014 at the Ainslie Arts Centre, for a double bill concert of our own Sempre Strings ensemble, directed by Andrew Lorenz, plus the University of the Third Age (U3A) Recorder Orchestra, for an afternoon of beautiful music. Entry by gold coin.



Are you 11-16 and of a ROCK persuasion? Kick start your New Year with ‘Rock School’ in 2014! Monday 20th – Friday 24th January, with a performance at the Multicultural Festival on Sunday 9th Feb, 1-2pm. Check the Rock School page for more info and enrolment forms.




That time of year is already upon us – Christmas is in the air! See below for the dates of our Music Play/Craft, Youth & Adults Christmas concerts and feel free to come along with friends and family to any or all of them!


Previously in 2013…


Our graduating Rock Academy Class of 2013 present their final performance for the year, in concert at the Ainslie Arts Centre on Friday 29th November from 5:30pm. All ages are welcome and entry is by gold coin donation, with funds going towards the purchase of new equipment for the Rock Academy program for 2014. Bring your mates along for a rockin’ kick start to the weekend!


If you play guitar (or flute or fiddle) check out our popular Big Guitar Gig which is coming up again on November 23rd 2013, which sees guitarists of all levels, from all over Canberra, come together for a FREE workshop to play 3 songs which you can download on our website now and start rehearsing – see here for more details!


Rock School once again takes over the halls of the Ainslie Arts Centre this October school holidays from the 1st to 5th October, with a performance at Floriade on Monday 7th October.

To sign up to this week-long rock band workshop, check out the Rock School page for more info!


We can’t let the kids have all the fun now can we? If you’re a bit of a legend in your own lunchtime, come and get together with other lounge room rockers and join a band for the weekend, guided by MFE Rock Academy tutors, then perform in an intimate gig at the Ainslie Arts Centre on the Sunday night! Check out Lounge to Legend for more info.


Join us on Sunday 20th October as renowned piano, violin & cello group, ‘Trio Empyrean’ (including MFE tutor Andrew Lorenz) perform pieces by Arnold, Beethoven and more…


MFE tutor Victor Rufus launches his band ‘Rasrufus’ new album, ‘Tanzverbot’ here at the Ainslie Arts Centre. Join us for an evening of contemporary jazz to ease into the weekend…



The annual Bloom festival has had a makeover in 2013 at the hands of Yolande Norris who worked on Canberra’s ‘You Are Here’ festival. MFE’s Rock Academy bands will play a gig at Gorman House at 6:30pm Friday 20th September, and on Saturday 21st September, the Ainslie Arts Centre becomes a musical hub with all AAC tenants putting on a full day of musical activities. Come along for a Music Play trial class, browse our vintage Theatre Wardrobe sale – and from 7-9am the legendary Skywhale will be tethered in our back yard! Check out the full program here.

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