Rediscovering Music supports people with hearing loss to connect meaningfully with music and enhance their listening experience.
Curated and hosted by CSO bassoonist and audiologist Kristen Sutcliffe, Rediscovering Music is particularly impactful for those with hearing aids or Cochlear Implants. Each concert focuses on a particular instrument with strategies and guidance for the audience to maximize their connection to live music. Performances are informal and interactive, fostering a shared community experience.
Rediscovering Music forms part of the CSO’s broader commitment to providing music for our community members of all ages who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.
"If they had one of these concerts every week I would be there. I find hearing the music is so uplifting." Sue Daw
“It was utterly superb; great interaction. A rare treat.” Colin, Rediscovering Music audience member
The CSO’s Sue Daw Scholarship provides instrumental music tuition to adults with hearing loss. Recipients receive free weekly lessons with a CSO musician for the duration of the scholarship, allowing them to develop technical skills and deepen their love of music. The CSO facilitates rental instruments where required and covers the cost of instrument hire for the duration of the scholarship.
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Sue Daw OAM has supported the CSO for many years and played a key role in establishing the Rediscovering Music program for people with hearing loss. She joined the Canberra branch of Better Hearing Australia in 1994 and went on to lead the branch from 1999 to 2018. In 2009, Sue was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to people with a hearing impairment.
Rediscovering Music is supported by Better Hearing Australia Canberra.