Fanfare’s announced


The judges were delighted with the quality of the compositions submitted this year. They short-listed over 30 works for consideration at the panel meeting and following the set criteria and careful deliberation eight works were selected.

In no particular order the selected eight composers are:

Xiao-Xiao Kingham, Age 16 [VIC]
James Robert Littlewood, Age 21 [VIC]
Oscar Gill, Age 13, [NSW]
Chrysoulla Markoulli, Age 19 [NSW]
Marcus Kha, Age 14 [SA]
Oliver Max Benjamin Beard, Age 18 [NSW]
Callum O’Reilly, Age 19 [WA]
Renee Crump, Age 13 [VIC]

2016 ATYP Appeal


Many arts organisations including ATYP have received severe funding cuts to their programs over the past 12 months. Show your support for ATYP’s national programs as well as demonstrate your belief in the transformational benefits of youth theatre for all young Australians. Find out more…

Red Room Poetry Object


The Red Room Company have launched the 6th Red Room Poetry Object which closes in September 2016. Red Room Poetry Object is a poetry writing competition inviting young writers and their teachers from across Australia and New Zealand to submit poems about ‘talismanic’ objects that are special to them. It is open to students in grades 3-10 and their teachers. Find out how to enter…

Why we should sing more!


Singing is in our DNA. Human beings sang before they spoke. We should all sing more. If every child in Australia had an opportunity to learn music through singing my view is that we would see happier and more productive children. Read the article by Richard Gill on ABC Classic FM.