The Music team at The Arts Unit offers a suite of programs for NSW public schools students and teachers.
The Arts Unit offers many ensemble opportunities for students from Years 4-12. We offer outstanding instrumental and vocal ensembles that rehearse in Sydney on a weekly basis, and we also provide access to seasonal state music ensembles that meet for intensive rehearsals before festival performances at the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Town Hall.
In addition to weekly and seasonal ensembles, The Arts Unit supports the NSW Public Schools Millennium Marching Band.
NSW public school teachers can apply for their music ensembles to perform in the following state festivals:
Festival of Instrumental Music
- Combined Recorders Ensemble (Years 3 - 6)
- Combined Strings Ensemble (Years 3 - 6)
Festival of Choral Music
- Combined Choir (Years 3 - 6)
- Combined Choir (Years 3 - 4)
- Combined Choir (Years 7 - 12)
State Music Camps
Each year two state music camps offer intensive and engaging learning experiences in instrumental and vocal music. Junior Camp is for NSW public school students students in Years 5-8 and Senior Camp is for students in Years 8-12.
Teacher Professional Learning
High quality, accredited courses supported by teaching resources.
The Arts Unit's resources for music include instrument hire, print music hire for ensembles and school instrumental music starter kits.