Cape York Music Program



Queensland Music Festival transforms the lives of children in far north Queensland through the Cape York Music Program (CYMP). Cape York Music Program offers access to exceptional music education to students in the remote indigenous communities of Aurukun, Coen and Hope Vale.

Complementing existing curriculum, Cape York Music Program provides year-round artists-in-residence, instrumental workshops, exclusive teacher mentoring and teaching resources. The program then brings all three schools to an intensive Music Camp, where the students learn, laugh and make music together in a fun, supportive environment.  The camp culminates at Yarrabah Music & Cultural Festival, where the students share the stage in performance.


Cape York Music Program provides music experiences that are inspirational, transformative and sustainable, and supports Queensland Music Festival’s mission to ignite artistic potential and build capacity in regional areas.




11-14 February: Hope Vale

25-28 February: Coen

11-14 March: Aurukun



29 Apr-2 May: Aurukun

7-10 May: Coen

13-16 May: Hope Vale



5-8 August: Hope Vale

19-22 August: Aurukun

2-5 September: Coen



10-14 June: Atherton, Tablelands


15 June: Yarrabah Music & Cultural Festival

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Queensland Music Festival 2019