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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.

Welcome to Term 4 with ASPA Education!

In Term 3 our ASPA Education Instructors delivered over 70 fun and inclusive online performing arts workshops to increase student wellbeing and happiness with overwhelmingly positive feedback. 

"I believe the session did wonders for their mental health and motivation." Ms Rasmussen, St Patrick's PS Tongala

If you're after a similar session for your teachers and students, then be sure to read our Term 4 Newsletter which outlines our online offerings available this term. Link in bio!
@ausgirlschoir is delighted to invite girls who will be at school in 2022 to try a free class at Open Day this November! 

Open Day is a wonderful way for girls to experience the fun and excitement of AGC's regular classes ahead of 2022 enrolment.

Details for the Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth Open Days are now live on the AGC website and open for bookings. Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney details will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Register now: https://ausgirlschoir.com.au/joinagc/