Australian International Music Festival

Sydney Opera House

June/July 2025 (TBC)

Thank you for considering the Australian International Music Festival as your music performance tour. This festival is an outstanding music education and performance event.

To enhance this experience the performance venues chosen for the festival are the world famous Concert Hall in the Sydney Opera House, Angel Place City Recital Hall and St. Andrew‘s Cathedral.


ENSEMBLES: Youth and Adult Orchestras, Wind Bands, and Choirs will be selected by audition to perform on stage at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall and other superb venues. Jazz Ensembles perform at the Sydney Town Hall or Angel Pace City Recital Hall rather than the Opera House.

DURATION: 7 days

ACCEPTANCE: In order to ensure a quality experience, the festival is generally limited to a maximum number of participating groups. Groups that are denied entry based on available festival capacity will be given first priority in the following year.

VENUES: Sydney Opera House, Angel Place City Recital Hall, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, St Andrew’s Cathedral, and Darling Harbour.

FACULTY: Dr. Ralph Hultgren is the Festival Artistic Director. Other faculty members a typically Heads of Departments, University directors, Presidents of Musical Organizations and leaders in their field.

AWARDS: The festival jury will award each ensemble Gold, Silver, or Bronze plaques based on the adjudicated concert performance. A Participant Award category is offered for groups that do not wish to compete.


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