In an effort to ensure that our programs have a long-lasting and positive impact on students, teachers and schools, ASO places a great importance on the provision of engaging, contemporary, Australian-curriculum aligned learning resources and professional learning opportunities for all participating schools and teachers. Our annual workshops with Paul Rissmann offer an outstanding learning opportunity for music and classroom teachers, and each of our incursion programs include a teacher workshop prior to the project period. In addition to our regular professional learning events, in 2017 we partner with The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre at UniSA, to present a stimulating Art Talk on creativity in arts education that will coincide with and celebrate UNESCO Arts Education Week, DreamBIG Children's Festival and ASO Festival of Learning and Participation.

Through our commitment to supporting music students, we continue to develop our Big Rehearsals and Professional Pathways programs in an effort to provide young and emerging musicians across South Australia with mentorship and career development opportunities. As part of this development, we introduce a new Big Rehearsal Masters program in 2017, offered to advanced level secondary and tertiary students and conducted by ASO Principal Conductor, Nicholas Carter. Applications for these programs are now open until Tue 20 Dec.

The Learning Program, including all details of the Festival of Learning & Participation is now available. To request a copy, click here.

May 2017


Art Talk 2

A unique Art talk that will feature Composer, Pedagogue and Performer Paul Rissman with other specialists exploring creativity in ... More info.

Thu 25 May 6:00pm
Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, Uni SA City West Campus

June 2017


In Flight

ASO collaboration with the Elder Conservatorium of Music Finale Concert  ... More info.

Fri 2 Jun 1:10pm
Elder Hall


July 2017


ASO Come and Play

In recent years, the ASO has held rehearsals in which community musicians can sit next to professional musicians and ... More info.

Sun 30 Jul 2:30pm
Grainger Studio