The Australian School of Performing Arts was established in 2009, founded on a desire to ensure that all children, teachers and communities have the opportunity to experience the enduring, significant and powerful benefits of engaging in the performing arts.

Humble beginnings

The Australian Girls Choir (AGC) was established in 1984 by Judith Curphey OAM, with 150 girls rehearsing in four classes in the Melbourne suburb of Burwood and Judith as the sole tutor. Today the AGC is proud to have more than 6000 girls learning to sing, dance and perform in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

AGC sets the stage

The founding philosophy behind the AGC is that every child can learn to sing given encouragement and training, and the dynamic and inclusive curriculum is designed to cater to varying abilities and confidence levels. The senior performance groups have shared the stage with outstanding artists including Pharrell Williams, Olivia Newton-John and on tour with Hugh Jackman, released several CDs, and performed for audiences including Pope Benedict XVI, the King of Tonga, Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II.

ASPA is born..

After experiencing the profound and positive impacts of the performing arts through the AGC, Judith was compelled to extend these opportunities to students and teachers and communities who may not otherwise have access to them. Since it’s establishment in 2009, ASPA Education (formerly Australian Arts Alive) has engaged thousands of participants in many and varied programs – providing performing arts workshops and holiday programs, creating choreography for school concerts, directing school musicals and facilitating professional development sessions for teachers.

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"Music is the subject that really does activate more neural pathways than any other human undertaking... it has a wonderful lateral impact on all other subjects and on young people's capacity to learn." 

Such a wonderful article about this school is nurturing the creativity of their students from the get-go:

We're currently taking school program bookings for 2021! If you're keen to dream something up, have a dance program in mind, a school concert you want help putting on, or a simple singing for wellbeing workshop then we have you covered! We have a range of existing workshops as well as custom workshops to suit your school's needs.
ASPA Education is currently taking SCHOOL PROGRAM BOOKINGS for 2021! 

Our team is made up of the very best instructors who have a wealth of experience in delivering interactive workshops that stimulate creativity, foster team-work and deliver outstanding results.

Vocal warm ups
Short songs and rounds
Part singing
Body percussion
Exploration of musical styles

If you're keen to learn more about our fun and dynamic choral programs and singing workshops, then please get in touch!
This is your LAST CHANCE to sign up for our upcoming Teacher PD 'Start or Revive Your School Choir' workshop taking place this Friday February 26!

It's not too late to come along and learn from our experienced staff team who will help you reinvigorate or launch a school choir your students will want to join.

Start or Revive  Your School Choir Teacher PD
Date: Friday 26 February
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: Kew
Cost: $190 – includes morning tea & lunch
Suitable for: Primary classroom and primary specialist music teachers.

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