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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
    Schools who select this option will receive two visits from and APO chamber ensemble.  Each ensemble performs a thematically programmed one-hour performance that is narrated and includes audience interaction.  
  • APOPS Mentoring
    Schools who select this option will receive 20 hours of in-school mentoring from APO Musicians.  The mentoring is tailored to meet the needs of each schools teaching and learning goals.  Previously schools have used APOPS mentoring as part of their composition programme, for sectional workshops with their music groups, and to work with small groups of musicians.
  • APOPS Hybrid
    Schools who select this option receive one visit from an APO chamber ensemble and 10 hours in-school mentoring from APO musicians.

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.

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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