Information for Schools

Affiliation

Primary Schools Music Festival Affiliation

Being affiliated with the Festival of Music provides schools with:

  • A year-long choral program that compliments your Performing Arts program
  • Learning materials aligned with the Australian Curriculum for students and teachers
  • Performance opportunities – in school and local community
  • Visits to your school by either the Director of Music or the Deputy Director of Music
  • Opportunities for students to audition for our orchestras, troupes, as hosts and other roles
  • Access for teachers to attend our workshops and conferences for Professional Development.

There are 3 levels of affiliation.

  1. Adelaide Affiliates – perform at a world class Adelaide theatre
  2. Regional Affiliates – perform at a theatre in their region
  3. Associate Affiliates – allows schools to have access to our music and learning materials with no performance expectations.
2022 Choir Allocation Information

We are trialling a new process this year

  • Your School Choir can be any size you wish.
  • The Music Society is not allocating Choir numbers this year.
  • Each school can purchase on stage places for their students in rows of 8, 16, 32, 48 or 64 students.
  • Early bird Affiliation deadline is Friday 19 November 2021 and are accepted on a first-in basis. Affiliations after that date will incur an additional $100.00 fee.
  • If you are not sure whether you will have a Choir Teacher we suggest you still affiliate.
  • Schools can withdraw on or before the end of Week 2, Term 1 and receive a full refund.
    • Any withdrawals after that may receive a refund less the administration fee of $85.00.
  • Schools must prepare their choir with half sopranos and half altos.
  • Schools that select 8 on stage students will be contacted regarding choice of parts.
  • The school may use Student Learning Materials across any year levels. The on stage students must be from Year 5-6 only.

Adelaide Affiliation

Adelaide Affiliates perform on a world class stage at an Adelaide theatre in September. You do not have to be a Metropolitan school to be an Adelaide Affiliate.

The Affiliation Fee for documents received after 19 November, 2021 is $890.00 + GST.

Please coordinate and nominate 1 person to be responsible for filling out/signing the forms and passing them on to your finance office for payment. Please check that both payment and the affiliation paperwork have been sent in a timely fashion.

​If you are not sure whether you will be in a position to run choir next year, contact us to negotiate a solution. If you wish to withdraw, let us know by the end of Week 2, Term 1, 2022 and you will receive a full refund. Any withdrawals after that time may receive a refund at the discretion of the Music Society less a $85.00 Administration Fee.

Regional Affiliation

Regional Affiliates sing at their closest Regional Festival with an option to be part of a Regional Row at the Festival Theatre. Metropolitan schools are able to affiliate as Regional.
​There are 2 levels of Affiliation fee, for Regional Affiliates, depending on when we receive your forms and payment

  • Earlybird affiliation is due by 19 November, 2021 (end Week 6) and costs $205.00 + GST.
  • The Affiliation Fee for documents received after 19 November, 2021 is $305.00 + GST.

Please coordinate and nominate 1 person to be responsible for filling out/signing the forms and passing them on to your finance office for payment. Please check that both payment and the affiliation paperwork have been sent in a timely fashion.

​If you are not sure whether you will be in a position to run choir next year, feel free to take advantage of the earlybird fee and get your forms in. If you wish to withdraw, let us know by the end of Week 2, Term 1, 2022 and you will receive a full refund. Any withdrawals after that time may receive a refund at the discretion of the Music Society less a $85.00 Administration Fee.

Associate Affiliation

An Associate Affiliation allows the school to use our music and materials with no performance expectations outside of the school.

​There are 2 levels of Associate Affiliation fee, depending on when we receive your forms and payment.

  • Earlybird affiliation is due by 19 November 2021 (end Week 6) and costs $390.00 + GST.
  • The Affiliation Fee for documents received after 19 November, 2021 is $490.00 + GST.

Please coordinate and nominate 1 person to be responsible for filling out/signing the forms and passing them on to your finance office for payment. Please check that both payment and the affiliation paperwork have been sent in a timely fashion.

​If you are not sure whether you will be in a position to run choir next year, feel free to take advantage of the earlybird fee and get your forms in. If you wish to withdraw, let us know by the end of Week 2, Term 1, 2021 and you will receive a full refund. Any withdrawals after that time may receive a refund at the discretion of the Music Society less a $85.00 Administration Fee.