Students at All Saints Anglican School are among the first on the Gold Coast to sign up for next year’s ASPIRE International Music Youth Festival and take advantage of the opportunity to work with the best in the business.

ASPIRE, which will be held at the Star Gold Coast on July 17-20, 2019, is a not-for-profit event created to provide young performers aged between 11 and 16, with the opportunity to compete with other musicians from around the world, as well as take part in various workshops and development programs.

All Saints’ award-winning Jazz, Concert Band and Senior Chorus will compete against schools from around the globe at the four-day event, performing in front of world-class adjudicators who will give them an inspiring taste of professional musicianship.

Their adjudicator will also take the students in a one-hour workshop, and they will have the opportunity to attend masterclasses to improve their instrumental and/or vocal skills. The participants will also give a public performance in a prominent Gold Coast space, sure to be a highlight of the event!

All Saints’ Head of Bands Bob Evans said the students were “very excited to share and develop their musical skills and compete with peers of the same calibre”.

“Music is a highly valued part of the All Saints curriculum, and the school prides itself on its excellent music program,” Mr Evans said.

“Over half the student population at All Saints are involved in some form of musical education, from instrument and voice lessons to competing and performing in any of the school’s range of music ensembles.

“All Saints has won multiple awards over recent years including being crowned The Most Outstanding Middle/Secondary School at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod for 10 out of the last 12 years.”

The ASPIRE International Youth Music Festival will take place at The Star Gold Coast from 17-20 July 2019 and schools are encouraged to register their interest as spaces are filling fast.