State Junior and Senior Music Camps

As part of the Department's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to cancel the State Music Camps for 2020 to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of students, staff, families and audiences. For more information about COVID-19 and New South Wales public schools go to

Talented music students join together for one week each year to receive expert tutelage and develop their performance skills. Participants rehearse and perform high quality repertoire culminating in a concert for families and friends 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 HERE
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Dates for 2020

  • Junior Music Camp (Years 5-8): Sunday 19 July - Friday 24 July (week 1, Term 3)
  • Senior Music Camp (Years 8-12): Sunday 28 June - Friday 3 July (week 10, Term 2)

Venue: The camps will be held at Sydney Academy of Sport, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen. (Office of Communities, Sport & Recreation)

2020 Cost: $550.00 inclusive GST.

As part of The Arts Unit's support of the Department of Education's Rural and Remote Education blueprint for action, we are excited to be able to offer a 25% discount to students from rural and remote schools to attend a State Music Camp.

Please note: If interest exceeds available funds, allocation of the Participation Subsidy will be prioritised based on remoteness. Subsidies will be confirmed with acceptance notification.

If you have any questions please contact Lindsay Pringle at


Staff Applications

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