WindStreams: The Australian Wind Music Portal

Arcadia Winds aims to change the way people watch, listen to, and purchase Australian wind music.

Inspired by the idea of Australian wind music being easily accessible for all, Arcadia Winds is developing a groundbreaking new resource to make that happen.

We are excited to announce that the first stage of this project is now up an running, with lots of performance videos and composer interviews uploaded to a brand new website. Please check it out and let us know what you think!

2020 Arcadia Winds Composition Prize

CALLING ALL COMPOSERS! Entries for the 2020 Arcadia Winds Composition Prize are now open.

This year, the Prize is taking on an exciting new format: we will be commissioning a brand new 6-10 minute work for wind quintet from a young Australian composer aged 18-35. Applicants will be required to submit a 150-word proposal, as well as a short portfolio of previous compositions.

The winner receive a $2000 cash prize, as well as a host of performance and professional development opportunities.

Arcadia Winds are delighted to partner with ABC Classics for the release of our debut self-titled EP.

The EP traces our journey as an ensemble thus far, bringing light to the music we love and the values we uphold. The title Arcadia Winds is as much a manifesto as it is our name. It's a celebration of the fun and energy that inspires our collective music making, our passionate advocacy for new Australian music, and our role as ambassadors for wind music.

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