While the COVID-19 pandemic means this year’s Make Music Day won’t include events like last year’s 500-person flash mob choir in Sydney, there are plenty of online events scheduled around the country on Sunday June 21. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day is now held on the same day in more than 750 cities in 120 countries.

The Music Box Project will present Sound Game Picnic at Cockatoo Island on Make Music Day 2020

“The challenge thrown Make Music Day Australia by the 2020 pandemic has provided all sorts of creative opportunities for people to make music online, on top of the live opportunities that now exist in public places,” said Australian Music Association CEO Rob Walker. “This combination has revealed a treasure trove of innovation. You can’t keep a musician from making music. There will be hours of ‘live’ musicians online and maybe in your world, you’ll see some in the park or on a verandah somewhere”

Events will include Sydney Youth Orchestra’s Classical Karaoke, which will see musicians of all levels and ages from across the globe tuning in to play an arrangement of...