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Applications now open!

Melbourne, Australia – Youth music organisation The Push returns with the second-intake for their Electronic Music Accelerator, a free program developed for young aspiring producers and artists who identify as female or gender non-conforming.

Facilitated by one of Australia’s most exciting multifaceted electronic music producers and artists Beatrice Lewis (Haiku Hands, Kardajala Kirridarra) who provides valuable tips and insights from her own creative process, in addition to helping students master a variety of production techniques using Ableton Live.

The eight-week course is aimed at young Victorians aged 16-20 years, and will equip students with tools and knowledge to help find success in careers within the music landscape, bolstered by support in practical areas such as growing their professional abilities, building relationships and mastering a variety of techniques using Ableton products.

Delivered in partnership with Ableton – the world-leading brand of electronic music-making software and hardware – and Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, the Electronic Music Accelerator program launched in late 2020 with a mission to support Australia’s next generation of electronic music-makers and performers.

The program and partnership also seeks to increase diversity within the local electronic music landscape by creating a safe space for young people of different backgrounds and experiences to connect together while building their skills and confidence.

This free training and development program will be delivered from The Push’s new home in Collingwood Yards running for eight weeks from 26 April to 16 June. Apply now!

The Push Electronic Music Accelerator is supported by Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and Ableton.


Important Dates

  • Term Two applications open: 10am Thursday 25 February 2021
  • Term Two applications close: 5pm Wednesday 25 March 2021
  • Applicants notified of outcome: Monday 29 March 2021
  • Term Two class dates: Monday 26 April – 16 June 2021
  • Term Two graduation & presentation: June 2021

The Push is Australia’s leading youth music organisation. At the forefront of emerging trends, delivers a range of programs that are responsive to Australia’s future music industry leaders, artists and audiences. For over three decades, our organisation has engaged more than 700,000 young people. Our program alumni include Courtney Barnett, Alex Lahey, Alice Ivy and Angie McMahon — who have each progressed onto successful, global careers. For more information, visit:

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