APO Partnership Schools 

The APOPS programme partners with over 60 schools across Auckland to support their music delivery.

Programme Elements

APOPS Ensemble Visits
Tailored for audiences from primary to secondary schools, our ensembles bring live orchestral music into your school hall 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 student’s skills through sectionals and workshops.

50 Tickets and Bus Transport to our Education Concerts
Kiwi Kapers Designed for primary and intermediate students, we create an original production each year with a different arts organization to introduce your students to orchestral music. 
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
Access to Open Rehearsals
Tickets and bus transport to Kiwi Kapers/ Discovery/ Metlifecare 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 our schools say:

"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 caliber. They have worked with our teachers and students alike, built confidence and shared knowledge."
Brenda Spicer – President of Papakura Music School

"The students who attended the Kiwi Kapers concert really enjoyed it, and it reinforced the work we'd done earlier in the year learning about instruments of the orchestra. It's great to see them being played 'live'. "
Rose Alexander – Pt Chevalier School

The APO's APOPS scheme has been invaluable to us in terms of coaching all of our orchestral players, from beginner level up to our most advanced. We could not have achieved satisfactory standards of performance (or levels of confidence) without the APO's assistance and it is of the upmost value to us here at Sancta Maria College.
Stuart Gibbs – Head of Music, Sancta Maria College 

What our musicians say:

“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

"The concerts our ensembles deliver are intended to involve the students throughout and we get great feedback from the audience and teachers. This is a fantastic opportunity for the students to learn while enjoying the music and atmosphere of a live performance." 
Jennifer Raven - Sub Principal Percussion, APO        

Applications for APOPS 2021 have now closed. For general enquiries please contact Miriam McCombe at [email protected]

Supported by Manukau-Westmere Lodge




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