Festival orchestra – calling all teacher musicians

Express your Interest ButtonAs part of the Arts Learning Festival, we’re celebrating the work of Victorian instrumental music teachers by creating the Arts Learning Festival Orchestra.

If you play an orchestral instrument (including saxophones) and teach in any Victorian school – Independent, Catholic and government – you’re eligible to participate.

All you need to do is submit an Expression of Interest form.

An invitation to perform in the Arts Learning Festival Orchestra concert will be determined by ADO Principal Conductor.

The online form is simple and quick to complete.  All you need is a digital headshot (jpeg format only) and the name and contact details of a person to recommend you (your Head of Music at a school where you teach, another music teaching colleague, or similar).

The deadline has been extended for music teachers to FRIDAY 31 MARCH.

The formation of the Arts Learning Festival Orchestra flows from the same ethos that informs the work of the ADO, Australia’s most innovative orchestra.

The orchestra will be conducted by the ADO’s New York-based principal conductor, Kevin Purcell, one of Australia’s most distinguished conductors and musical directors.

This live-streamed concert will feature two Australian premieres: Miranda’s Waltz is an enchanting symphonic adventure for narrator and orchestra (Story by Mary Hall Surface) by leading American composer, Susan Kander; and an extraordinary piece for orchestra and unison children’s chorus – Imaginary Symphony No. 1– by the Director of the Children’s Chorus at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Anthony Piccolo.

The concert will also include the luminescent suite from the 1962 film score to Harper Lee’s iconic novel, To Kill A Mockingbird.

This special festival event is focused on engaging with children to highlight their creative potential.

It’s not a ‘children’s orchestra concert’, but a concert for everyone about the magic and power of childhood imagination, and the amazing accomplishments children make when nurtured through active involvement in the arts.

Don’t miss out on participating in this very special event to be live-streamed around the world.

Submit your Expression of Interest today to be part of this extraordinary Festival event.

For further information, click here or contact:

Briony Buys, Project Officer, Festival Music, briony.buys@is.vic.edu.au


Janine Harrahan, Managing Director, Australian Discovery Orchestra, Janine@quillandquaverassociates.com