Festival of Instrumental Music

Years 3 to 6 students and teachers

The Festival of Instrumental Music (FoIM) presents concerts of diverse and engaging repertoire and specially commissioned works for performances by Combined Recorders and Combined Strings Ensembles while also providing quality professional learning for teachers.

The Festival of Instrumental Music (FoIM) presents 4 concerts of diverse repertoire, as well as some specially commissioned works by Australian composers, in the Sydney Opera House. School recorder and string ensembles comprising students from Years 3 to 6 join together to form the combined recorder and string ensembles. As well as their individual pieces, these 2 ensembles will perform a combined item to conclude the concerts.

Teachers access quality professional learning and repertoire to support their recorder and string ensembles.

    Young peopl in an ensemble of stringed instruments.


    Applications for the Festival of Instrumental Music 2024 are now open.

    Performances at the Sydney Opera House – Monday 24 June to Thursday 27 June 2024 (Term 2 Week 9)


    For further information concerning the Festival of Instrumental Music 2024 please contact Susan Sukkar, Arts Coordination Officer at The Arts Unit: susan.sukkar@det.nsw.edu.au or concerts.artsunit@det.nsw.edu.au