AMC, the Art Music Composers Organisation

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The Australian Music Centre facilitates the performance, awareness and appreciation of music by Australian composers and sound artists. Established in 1974, the AMC is now the leading provider of information, publications and scores relating to Australian art music.

Over 480 composers are represented in the AMC's extensive Music Resource Library. Each year the Centre services 25,000 requests for information, loans, hires and sales of publications, recordings and scores. Performers, orchestras and ensembles are regular users of the Centre, along with private, secondary and tertiary teachers and students—the range of teachers' resources is vital to their work.

The Australian Music Centre's wide variety of activities aims to increase the profile and sustainability of Australian artists and the artform of music. Services include the documentation of the Australian musical landscape; project-based activities such as event administration, publishing, and artist development programs; sheet music publishing and retail. The AMC's membership services also provide specialist support and assist in developing an Australian music community.

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Australian Music Centre. Last updated 3 November 2006.

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