An inspiring music workshop program fusing diverse musical and cultural styles

Creative Fusions is an inspiring two-day cross-cultural music program for music-makers and singers of all levels aged 10 to 100! Designed to build bridges between cultures and communities, forge new creative pathways and showcase new sound fusions, participants will jam and learn to improvise, collaborate and perform with experienced Queensland-based teaching artists from diverse cultural and creative backgrounds. Developed in partnership with Sounds Across Oceans (SAO) and led by SAO artistic director Dr Anthony Garcia the program aims to foster an ethos of cultural inclusion and authenticity and promote creative musical experimentation in a safe and supportive environment for people of all ages and backgrounds.

No matter what your instrument – from Chinese zither or African Djembe, to jazz guitar, classical violin, didgeridoo, or singing – you will be able to immerse yourself in two days of music-making heaven where you will learn how to jam in groups, create new sounds and songs, and learn about other cultures and styles.

This community initiative is intergenerational, so ideal for individuals, friends and families.

Creative Fusions will culminate in a live performance as part of a new music festival initiative, The Ground Beneath Us on Sunday, 29 May 2022 at the Melbourne Street Green where participants will jam, showcase original compositions and new arrangements.

• Learn from professional musicians
• All instruments, styles and levels of experience
• All musical and cultural backgrounds welcome
• Ages 10 to 100
• Opportunity to perform in The Ground Beneath Us

About the Teaching Artists [PDF]
More Program Information [PDF]

Please note the event is a 2-day workshop program for participants:
Saturday, 7 May 2022, 9am to 3pm
Sunday, 8 May 2022, 9am to 3pm

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Creative Fusions Jam (a community event for family and friends)
Sunday, 29 May 2022, 4pm to 6pm on the Melbourne Street Green as part of The Ground Beneath Us Festival.
(no interval, subject to change without notice)

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Highlights from attendees at Creative Fusions 2019:

“I had an awesome time! Meeting new people and connecting to them through the language of music is amazing!”
“[I] learned that I can be part of a group of musicians (never thought of myself that way) and make something beautiful together.”
“It is great to have a mix of teachers and personalities. Everyone is different yet all personable and helpful.”
“[I gained] more confidence playing by ear and improvising bit by bit.”
  • AGE RECOMMENDATION:

    Recommended for those aged 10 years to 100 years.

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Presented by QPAC in association with Sounds Across Oceans



Pricing Guide

Admission Early Bird^ $200 General Admission $250

^Price if you purchase prior to 8 April 2022

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