Instrumental and vocal items for state music festivals

Kindergarten to Year 12

Performance opportunities for outstanding instrumental and vocal items at the Festival of Instrumental Music, Festival of Choral Music and Primary Proms.

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2024 applications

Applications for instrumental and vocal items at the 2024 festivals are now open.

Schools are invited to nominate outstanding music ensembles and soloists in Kindergarten to Year 12 to perform an instrumental or vocal item at one of the 2024 State music festivals.

Items may include, but are not limited to, the following performance types:

  • vocal solo
  • vocal ensemble
  • choir
  • instrumental solo
  • instrumental ensemble
  • symphonic wind orchestra
  • concert band
  • orchestra
  • jazz ensemble
  • stage band
  • rock band
  • percussion ensemble.

Applicants must film an audition video of no more than 5 minutes and submit via a YouTube link using the Instrumental and vocal item application form. See the resources below for tips:


2024 performance opportunities

    Successful applicants will perform in either the Sydney Opera House or the Sydney Town Hall as part of one of the following festivals:

    • Festival of Instrumental Music
    • Festival of Choral Music
    • Primary Proms

    Schools need to be available for a sound check and staging rehearsal on the day of the concert. If your school is already participating in one of these festivals as part of a massed ensemble, we will endeavour to place your item into the same concert. 

    Nominate your item to be part of the Festival of Instrumental Music, Festival of Choral Music and the Primary Proms by Friday 10 May.

    Concert dates for 2024 at the Sydney Opera House

    Festival of Instrumental Music
    Monday 24 June
    Tuesday 25 June
    Wednesday 26 June
    Thursday 27 June

    Festival of Choral Music
    Monday 12 August
    Tuesday 13 August
    Wednesday 14 August
    Thursday 15 August
    Friday 16 August

    Concert dates for 2024 at the Sydney Town Hall

    Primary Proms
    Monday 23 September
    Tuesday 24 September
    Wednesday 25 September
    Thursday 26 September

    For more information on each festival, visit the links below or contact the program coordinator:

    Festival of Instrumental Music –

    Festival of Choral Music –

    Primary Proms –


    Music Festivals
    The Arts Unit
    Primary student concert band


    student playing piano and singing