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South Coast Music Camp Student Tutors Wanted!

Are you a keen musician? Do you have leadership skills or want to develop them more? Do you want to work as part of a team to assist teachers and other students at the South Coast Music Camp? Then this opportunity is for you! The South Coast Music Camp provides opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through the role of student tutor at the Camp. Student Tutor nominations are open to all Department of Education students in Years 10 or 11. We welcome tutors from all instrumental families including voice. This is a fantastic... Read more

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South Coast Music Camp Applications Now Open!

Applications are now open for the South Coast Music Camp. For more information or to apply go to: South Coast Music Camp... Read more

South Coast Drama Festival Nominations Now Open!

Nominations are now open for the 2018 South Coast Drama Festival. This Festival is open to all public schools for students from Kinder - Year 12. The South Coast Drama Festival will be held at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre in Wollongong on 13 - 14 August. Nominations close Friday 22 June 2018. For more information please go to South Coast Drama Festival... Read more


SSPC Vocal Co and Orchestra Auditions

The Orchestra auditions and final Repertoire Round of the Vocal Company auditions will be held this weekend 14 - 16 April at Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts. We wish all students attending the auditions the best of luck. For further information go to: Auditions section of the SSPC Tab.... Read more

Southern Stars Orchestra Auditions

Applications for students to audition for the 2018 Southern Stars Orchestra are now open. Follow this link to find out more information. Orchestra Auditions... Read more

Riverina Music Camp and Tour applications now open!

The Riverina Combined Schools Music Camp and Tour will be held at Borambola Sport and Recreation Centre from Friday 25 May to Thursday 31 May 2018. The camp and tour is open to all public school students from Years 5-12 and caters for concert band instrumentalists (bass guitarists are eligible) of all levels, from beginner to advanced. For more information and to apply go to the CAPA Programs and Events - Riverina Music Camp and Tour... Read more

Creative Arts Grants Initiative - Now open for all schools!

The Creative Arts grants initiative aims to assist teachers by offering funding to support key facilitators of professional learning and innovative curriculum implementation practices in schools. School services teams, communities of schools, individual schools and teachers are invited to apply for these grants to support the delivery of the creative arts curriculum. Click on this link for more information and details of how to apply: Creative Arts Grants Applications close at 4pm on Friday, 13 April 2018.... Read more

Southern Stars Staff EOI's - Now Open

Would you like to work on an amazing team to help produce Southern Stars 2018? Click on the tab above to Southern Stars for further information.... Read more

Applications for Schools to participate are now OPEN!

Southern Stars will be held on Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September 2018 at WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong. Public Schools from across NSW are encouraged to participate. There are no auditions, just follow the link below to apply on line for your school to participate. School Applications Further information - email Sharon.buikstra@det.nsw.edu.au or follow the link above to the Southern Stars page.... Read more

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Southern Stars 2017 Photos

Drum roll please ............ below is the link to all of the wonderful photos from Southern Stars 2017 -Postcards. Southern Stars 2017 Photos Photography by MSP and Dennis Ross.... Read more

Schools Spectacular a huge success!

Congratulations to all our schools who participated in this years Schools Spectacular! The event held on 24 - 25 November at Qudos Bank Arena was a resounding success and a true reflection of the best of public education. Every student who participated certainly "Owned the Moment!"... Read more

Illawarra Junior Vocal Ensemble Audition Applications now open!

Applications for primary students to audition for the Illawarra Junior Vocal Ensemble are now open. Applications close Monday 13 November 2017. For further information and to apply go to: Illawarra Jnr Vocal Ensemble... Read more

ISE Performing Ensemble - 2018 Audition Applications now open!

Applications to audition for the 2018 Illawarra South East Performing Ensemble are now open. For further information and to apply go to the link: Auditions. Applications close Monday 4 December 2017.... Read more

Primary Teachers Choral Conducting Workshop

Click on the link - Teachers above and then "Professional Development" to find out further information regarding the Primary Teachers Choral Conducting Workshop.... Read more

New Facebook Page

Be sure to like our new Facebook page: SouthernArts Facebook Page to keep up-to-date with the latest news and events.... Read more

Southern Stars Vocal Team EOI

Have you thought about being involved in this years show? Are you currently a Department of Education Teacher with a passion for choir? There are currently 2 positions available. Choir Manager and Featured Vocal Ensemble Coordinator. Both of these positions are working directly with our huge choir. If you think you'd like to join an amazing team, follow the link to apply online: Application Form For further information contact: Sharon Buikstra - Southern Stars Operations Manager sharon.buikstra@det.nsw.edu.au... Read more

South Coast Drama Festival - Applications now open

Attention: Principals and Drama Coordinators Nominations for school items to feature in the 2017 South Coast Drama Festival are currently being sought. Nominations are available to Department of Education Primary and High Schools. The Drama Festival will be held at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre – 32 Burrelli Street Wollongong on Tuesday 25 July. Students and staff involved in the festival will experience a wide variety of performances that will enhance their knowledge and skills in Drama K - 12. All nominations must be endorsed by the... Read more

South Coast Music Camp - Applications now open

Applications to attend the South Coast Music Camp are now open. For further information go to South Coast Music Camp Applications close: Friday 30 June 2017... Read more

SSPC Vocal Company

The 2017 Southern Stars Vocal Company round of auditions are now completed. Congratulations to all students who have auditioned. The standard of all vocalists this year was very high and you have certainly made the decision process very difficult for the Audition Panel. Final decisions are in the process and all students who have auditioned will be notified of their results by email this Friday 5 May by 10:00pm. Results will also be available on the website by Monday 8 May. Any enquiries after this time should be sent to Sue Dawson - Southern... Read more

SS Stage Management Team Applications are now open!!

To apply for the Stage Management Team go to the following link: SS - Stage MT Application Applications close: Friday 19 May For further information please contact: Greg Lloyd - gregory.lloyd@det.nsw.edu.au... Read more

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