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 music 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.