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APO Partnership with Schools Annual programme

APOPS unites the APO with schools across Auckland, partnering with teachers to create outstanding year-long programmes to both extend and excite their students.

Every year the APO partners with up to 65 schools to support their music programme.  Students of all ages and backgrounds receive additional music tuition from professional orchestra members, experience the APO live in concert and engage with other exciting music experiences.

There are three options to choose from:

  • APOPS Ensembles - two interactive ensemble performances at your school by APO ensembles
    Two different APO ensembles will visit your school during the year and perform.  Part concert, part lesson, the ensembles perfectly balance information and interaction with performance.  Each performance lasts 45 - 50 minutes leaving time for questions from students.
  • APOPS Mentoring20 hours mentoring from APO musicians
    Our musicians work with your students in your school.  They can mentor your musicians, take sectional workshops for your music groups, bring your students' compositions to life; anything you can think of!
  • APOPS Hybrid - 10 hours mentoring + one ensemble visit
    Can't decide?  Then choose the hybrid option.  10 hours of in school mentoring where you need it most plus one ensemble performance.

APOPS schools are also entitled to bring a group of students to an APO Education Concert with bus transfers to and from the concert arranged by APO Connecting.  In 2018, schools can select from Kiwi Kapers for primary and intermediate schools, Discovery Concert for secondary students or Unwrap Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony.

What our schools say:

'Since the APOPS tutoring I have received many comments from those who participate, stating how beneficial it was to their playing and positive attitudes surrounding music.' - APOPS School 2015

'MAGS music students have enjoyed our partnership with APO this year. They have attended the concert, followed by the weekend workshop with your musicians and now, we've got this lovely [teaching] resource. I am looking forward to continuing this valuable partnership in 2017.' - Mount Albert Grammar School

To apply to become an APOPS school in 2018, please complete an application form.

Contact apoconnecting@apo.co.nz for more information.

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