Cape York Music Camp

Cape York Music Camp

Music Makers of the future get together to jam.


Every year, students from the remote Indigenous communities of Aurukun, Coen and Hope Vale join forces in an intensive music camp and performance.

As part of the ongoing CYMP, students will work with leading professional musicians and educators: Dan Quigley (renowned trumpet player and Head of School at Jazz Music Institute), Ben Hakalitz (Yothu Yindi drummer and much-loved Cairns-based musician), and Rafael Karlen (saxophonist and composer). 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. Pama Language Centre also join the team to teach songs in language as part of their Singing Back Our Languages program.

Throughout the camp, students hone their instrumental and vocal skills as they prepare to take the stage to perform in a culminating public concert in Cairns.


Join the Cape York Music Camp students for a free public performance on Thursday 30 August at Trinity Bay State High School. This event is open to the public, come along, show your support and be prepared for an energetic performance jam packed with musical talent!


27 – 30 August
Atherton Tablelands

Thursday 30 August, 4.30pm
Trinity Bay State High School
26-62 Hoare Street, Manunda, QLD 4870

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