Activity for this program is temporarily suspended for the foreseeable future to support efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the safety and well being of students and staff.

Link to Department of Education latest information on COVID-19.

The Music team at The Arts Unit offers a suite of programs for NSW public schools students and teachers.

Music EnsemblesJunior Singers Australia Day 2015

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.

Music Festivals NSW Primary Proms 2015

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)2017 girls singing in choir

Primary Proms
- Combined Choir (Years 3 - 4)

In Concert
- Combined Choir (Years 7 - 12)

State Music Camps Junior State Music Camp

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.Festival of Instrumental Music strings teacher workshop

Non-audition Vocal Workshop

The Boys Vocal Program is a non-audition three day workshop for males in Years 5-12 who attend a NSW Public School. This workshop is run by the Arts Initiatives team.


The Arts Unit's resources for music include instrument hire, print music hire for ensembles and school instrumental music starter kits.