Cape York Music Program

A 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 Music Program (CYMP).

CYMP 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 a public performance.

KEY DATES

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

AURUKUN
26 February – 1 March
18 – 21 June
3 – 6 December

COEN
5 – 9 February
28 May – 1 June
29 October – 1 November

HOPE VALE
12 – 15 February
4 – 7 June
19 – 22 November

Cape York Instrumental Program is presented by Queensland Music Festival in association with Cape York Academy and Department of Education and Training.

          Queensland Government                 

Tim Fairfax Family FoundationFrazer Family Foundation Australia Council for the ArtsLogo_skytrans_mono    

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. This project has received additional support from the 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 the Band Camp has been supported by the Pavetta Foundation.

 

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