State Junior and Senior Music Camps

NSW Public Schools State Music Camps

High potential and gifted music students join together each year to receive expert tutelage and develop their music performance skills. During the week students rehearse and perform a range of engaging and high quality repertoire culminating in a concert for families on the final night of the camp.

Musical activities at camp include participation in a major ensemble (symphony orchestra, symphonic bands, vocal ensembles, stage band) as well as a number of elective ensembles and activities.

Elective activities include brass and woodwind ensembles, jazz improvisation, composition, music theatre, percussion ensemble.

Read more about the music camp experience 

Camp dates for 2021 

  • Junior Music Camp (Years 5 to 8) Sunday 11 July to Friday 16 July (Week 1 Term 3)
  • Senior Music Camp (Years 8 to 12) Sunday 20 June to Friday 25 June (Week 10 Term 2)


Sydney Academy of Sport, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen. (Office of Communities, Sport & Recreation)

2021 cost 


Students attending from a rural and remote school will receive a discount of $250.

How to apply

Applications for 2021 are now closed. If you would like to enquire about a late application please contact


If you have any questions please contact Lindsay Pringle at

Please note that the operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines and a COVID Safety Plan is in place.

Please be aware that students should not attend camp if they are unwell and have any flu-like symptoms or have been to any reported case locations in the 14 days prior to camp.

Parents or guardians will also be required to collect students if they become unwell with flu-like symptoms during the camp.

Visit the Department's advice for families' page for further information.

Richard Gill talking to senior music camp choir


Staff applications

Primary and secondary school staff, peripatetic music staff and tertiary music students are invited to apply to participate in the State Music Camps. Staff may apply to participate as conductors of major ensembles, as ensemble managers or as tutors. 

How to apply

Applications for 2021 are now closed


For further information concerning staff at State Music Camps, please contact Elizabeth Scott, Music Camp Coordinator at The Arts Unit at