More particularly, it offers the Musica Viva in Schools Programs as an example of such a partnership relation and how it impacted on the teaching and learning of music in rural South Australian schools.
The aim of this paper is to determine the extent to which the Musica Viva in Schools Programs met the three aims, as listed above.
The mission of the Musica Viva in Schools program is to give every Australian school child the opportunity to experience the joy of live music.
One of the aims of the Musica Viva in Schools Program, is to "provide financial assistance to schools that cannot ordinarily access professional live performances because of location, size or level of resources" (see http://www.musicaviva.com.au/about-us/about).
The Musica Viva in Schools program, is designed to "give every child the opportunity to experience the best musicians Australia has to offer" because Musica Viva believes "music is an essential experience for every student" (see https://musicaviva.com.au/education/about-our-program/).
The three aims of the Musica Viva In Schools Program were used as the basis for the semi-structured interviews conducted via telephone, with respondents then encouraged to add additional information they thought would contribute to improving the program.