A MUSIC PROGRAM OFFERING STUDENTS IN REMOTE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES AS ALL QUEENSLAND SCHOOL CHILDREN
Access to quality music education experiences in remote Queensland has always been a challenge. For the past five years, QMF, the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy and Education Queensland have been trying to close this gap with the Cape York Music Program (CYMP).
CYMP offers students in the remote Indigenous communities of Aurukun, Coen and Hope Vale the opportunity to gain instrumental music experiences on par with metropolitan schools.
The program provides year-round artists-in-residence, exclusive teacher mentoring, an annual intensive music camp program that brings together the three Cape York schools, and the chance to show off their skills with a public performance.