“Children with a music background listen better, concentrate longer, think more clearly, work happily in abstraction, are less distracted in class and tend to be high achievers in all fields of study” – Richard Gill OAM
Orange Regional Conservatorium is one of seventeen Regional Conservatoriums throughout NSW that are supported by the Department of Education and Communities to promote and implement quality school music programs to students of all ages.
The ORC plays an integral role in many district schools, offering a variety of programs that have been tailor-made to enhance and contribute to a strong school culture and enhance learning opportunities for school students. The Small Schools Instrumental Program is one such program that has been developed for Orange district schools whose enrolment is under 100.
Small Schools Instrumental Program
The Small Schools Instrumental Program provides an opportunity for students interested in learning a musical instrument, to do so in small tutorial groups on a weekly basis at the ORC.
SSIP 2015 offer;
Flute – Yr 3 and above
Percussion – Yr 3 and above
Guitar – Yr 3 and above
Violin – Yr 1 and above
Cello – Yr 2 and above
Trumpet and Trombone – Yr 3 and above
Glee Club/Vocal Coaching – Yr 3 and above
Information for this program is supplied to the schools directly at the beginning of each year. The program runs for 12 mths and is an introductory program only.