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Introducing NATSIMO's Virtual First Nations Suite series

Media Published Tuesday 16 February 2021
Dale Cornelius, Magoo & Mo'Ju are the first creatives confirmed for the first Virtual First Nations Suite

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander songwriters are invited to:

RSVP to Composer Masterclass with composer Dale Cornelius (25 Feb).

RSVP to Production Masterclass with producer Magoo (26 Feb).

Submit an Expression of Interest for one of two '3-2-1' co-writing sessions with songwriter Mo'Ju (closed).


The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Office (NATSIMO) is launching its monthly Virtual First Nations Suite of creative development opportunities in February with its inaugural events series. Each month the NATSIMO will present a Composer Masterclass, Production Masterclass and two 3-2-1 co-writing opportunities, all with industry leading talent.

Virtual First Nations Suite this month features the Composer Masterclass with Dale Cornelius, Production Masterclass with Magoo, and two 3-2-1 Sessions (3 hours, two songwriters, 1 song) with songwriter and artist Mo'Ju. Sessions are open to all APRA AMCOS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members, with RSVPs and Expressions of Interests now open.

These sessions are accessible from anywhere and all that is required to attend is intermediate knowledge and a keen interest in the topic. For any questions or queries about the sessions, contact NATSIMO's Leah or Donna at [email protected]

Composer Masterclass with Dale Cornelius

On Thursday 25 February established Australian screen composer Dale Cornelius will present the first session of a three-part masterclass series 'Evolution of the Cue,' which will guide participants through the world of composing for the screen - from composing music for a film, to cue sheets and spotting sessions to negotiations, budgets and more.

RSVP required

In their Strategic Plan announced in October 2020, the NATSIMO outlined its mission and goals as a peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music creators and set the wheels in motion for a revitalised five-year strategy to better support members’ career advancement through advocacy, programming initiatives and development opportunities.

The Virtual First Nations Suite is the NATSIMO's first skills development offering and facilitated by NATSIMO's National Manager Leah Flanagan and Writer Representative Donna Woods.

"With the Virtual First Nations Suite, we encourage all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander APRA AMCOS members to register and join these sessions from wherever they may be. If you are familiar with the topic and enthusiastic to build your skills, we hope you'll join us online," said Flanagan.

NATSIMO National Manager Leah Flanagan announces the Virtual First Nations Suite