APO Partnership Schools 

APOPS is the largest project in the APO Connecting programme. Every year, the APOPS programme partners with over 60 schools across Auckland to provide in-school performances, bespoke mentoring for students and tickets to our education concerts featuring the full APO.

Programme Elements

APOPS Ensemble Visits
Our ensembles bring live orchestral music into your school for interactive and engaging performances. Check out our APOPS ensembles here.

Mentoring from APO musicians
Prepare your school ensemble for big performances or even competitions. Fine tune your students' skills through sectionals and workshops.

50 Tickets and Bus Transport to our Education Concerts

For primary & intermediate - Kiwi Kapers
We create an original production each year with a different arts organization to introduce your students to orchestral music.

For secondary schools - Discovery
Secondary school students are invited to Auckland Town Hall to learn about important Classical works. 

Partnership Options

APOPS PRELUDES Primary & Intermediate $600
1 ensemble visit
50 tickets and bus transport to Kiwi Kapers

APOPS CONCERTO Intermediate & Secondary $900
Choose one of the following:
-20 hours of mentoring
-2 ensemble visits
-10 hours of mentoring + 1 ensemble visits
Plus 50 tickets and bus transport to Kiwi Kapers or Discovery

APOPS SYMPHONY Specialist Music Schools $2500
40 hours of mentoring
2 ensemble visits
Tickets and bus transport to Kiwi Kapers/ Discovery/ Unwrap the Music/ Main Series Concert

We can also offer tickets for selected main series concerts as part of your membership. For more information please email [email protected]

"What the APO mentoring program has done for us is given us a bridge to new skills.  It fits easily into our day to day operation. The mentors and APO staff facilitating our partnership have been flexible and accommodating to our unique needs.  The mentors that have come into our school have fitted in perfectly, and been of the highest calibre.  They have worked with our teachers and students alike, built confidence and shared knowledge.  This is our first year involved in the programme, it's been a success. Initially, some our team were apprehensive when we introduced the program. They now all look forward to having the mentors in their classrooms."

Brenda Spicer – President of Papakura Music School

“The APOPS program is without a doubt one of the most critically important avenues for Auckland's school children to access expert musical teaching.  I love visiting schools and mentoring students through APOPS.”

 Camille Wells – Associate Principal Oboe, APO

Applications will open on Monday 18 October. For general enquiries please email [email protected]

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