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For nearly 40 years, Musica Viva In Schools has delivered pioneering music education programs across Australia, reaching over 270,000 students each year. Through our programs, we witness daily how a quality music education impacts positively and powerfully on a child’s relationship with themselves and the world around them.

Unfortunately, 60% of school children are still not offered music in the classroom and miss out on the development benefits of a quality music education.

At Musica Viva, we believe we can transform lives through music, but we need your help! Your generosity and support will assist in ensuring that every child in Australia has access to quality music education, regardless of distance or disadvantage.

Our aim is to double our reach by 2020. That would bring music into the lives of over half a million children annually - imagine that!

We know that we won’t get a second chance with a child’s primary school years. Your actions today will help change the tomorrow for Australian children.


$100 can help fund professional development workshops for teachers.
$250 can subsidise the transport for children from small schools to attend a live music performance.
$600 can provide a school workshop with two musicians.
$800 can enable a day-long musician residency in a school.
$1500 can offer 150 students a term’s worth of music education.
$5000 can bring an ensemble to a remote school.

Please help us transform lives through music, by supporting Musica Viva In Schools in your state.

Discover our program in action

Breaking Down Barriers Through Music

A Story from South Australia

The rhythms and energy of West Africa echoed across the state when Musica Viva In Schools ensemble Teranga toured South Australia in 2017. Teranga transports audiences to a world of poetic, rhythmic storytelling.

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AmanaskaConnecting with Students with Autism

A Story from Victoria

Reaching children with autism can be a huge challenge, but a recent Musica Viva In Schools concert at a school for autism in suburban Melbourne was able to connect with students in profound ways. 

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Arcadia WindsSchool Concert Inspires Students to Start Band

A Story from Regional New South Wales

Students and teachers in North West NSW, experienced the magical sounds of woodwind instruments in their school during 2017 when Musica Viva In Schools ensemble, Arcadia Winds toured the region. 

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Brass Music Brings Farming Community Together

A Story from Western Queensland

Thanks to generous lead funding from the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, in November last year Musica Viva was able to tour Brisbane ensemble Best of Brass (BoB) throughout central and western Queensland, travelling more than 3000kms.

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Transform a child's life through music.