AN INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PROGRAM OFFERING STUDENTS IN REMOTE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES AS ALL QUEENSLAND SCHOOL CHILDREN
Access to quality music education experiences in remote Queensland has always been a challenge. For the past five years, QMF, the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy and Education Queensland have been trying to close this gap with the Cape York Instrumental Program (CYIP).
CYIP offers students in the remote Indigenous communities of Aurukun, Coen and Hope Vale the opportunity to gain instrumental music experiences on par with metropolitan schools.
The program provides year-round artists-in-residence, exclusive teacher mentoring, an annual intensive music camp program that brings together the three Cape York schools, and the chance to show off their skills with public performances.
CAPE YORK INSTRUMENTAL PROGRAM MUSIC CAMP
Music makers of the future get together to jam.
Every year, school bands from the remote Indigenous communities of Aurukun, Coen and Hope Vale come together for a huge band camp and performance.
As part of the ongoing CYIP, students work with leading professional instrumentalists and educators. They are joined by talented music students from the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts and The University of Queensland for a week-long music camp.
Cape York Instrumental Program is presented by Queensland Music Festival in association with Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy and Queensland Government.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. This program has received additional support from Queensland Government through Department of the Premier and Cabinet as part of its commitment to maintaining and building safe, connected and cohesive communities. ACPA student mentoring at Band Camp has been supported by the Pavetta Foundation.