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.

A handful of places are still available in next we A handful of places are still available in next week's holiday programs taking place in Adelaide and Sydney! With two days of singing, dancing and performing, we love seeing participants leave each day bursting with inspiration and pride. ✨"I just wished to thank the whole team for making the last two days of Matilda's school holidays an absolute joy. She was buzzing with excitement when I picked her up and told me this is something that she would like to do more often." - Melissa, parent of Holiday Program participant. ✨ Adelaide: Mon July 13 and Tue July 14 Sydney: Mon July 13 and Tue July 14 Time: 9:30am-4:30pm Age: Boys and girls in Foundation to Year 6 Cost: $160 - AGC Choristers, AGC Alumni, Holiday Program Past Attendees and ASPA Ed Online Participants, $175 - Non-Members
🎵✈️ Tune into @thevoiceau tonight to see ou 🎵✈️ Tune into @thevoiceau tonight to see our @ausgirlschoir choristers perform a special '@Qantas at home' collaboration during the ad break. 🎵✈️