Our College is building an enviable reputation for excellence in music. Music is an essential part of the school curriculum and as a performing art, we place a strong emphasis on the development of performance skills in the classroom and across all our ensembles. Performance is a powerful motivator and educative tool and we have a dedicated team of highly qualified, experienced and specialised music teachers delivering quality ensemble programs and classroom music from Prep to Year 12.

Throughout the Junior and Senior schools, there is a broad range of opportunities for students to be involved in music making. In Year 4, students take part in the instrumental program, learning a wind, brass or percussion instrument under the guidance of a professional tutor. They can continue on to the Concert Band program and have further opportunities to join the Jazz and Stage Band.

Singing is fundamental to a quality music education and we have choirs operating throughout the entire College. There is a K-2 choir, 3-4 Choir, 5-6 choir and Senior School Choir. All ensembles have opportunities to perform throughout the year both at the College and in the wider community, and often work together for combined performances.

Co-curricular music involvement provides students with the chance to travel and perform and develop important skills and character in leadership, collaboration, commitment, perseverance and grit. Most of all, making music with others is lots of fun! Students involved in the choirs and band program rehearse together weekly. 

The College provides professional tutors for most instruments. We strongly encourage students in the band program and elective music courses to undertake private tuition on their chosen instrument, to develop and refine their technical ability and performance skills.

Cocurricular Music at OPAC