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Education Appeal

Did you know that Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is more than just world-class music you can experience live in Hamer Hall?

We are also passionate about music education and the many dedicated teachers who bring music to life each day for students in our community.

With the support of individuals in the community like you, the MSO is delivering education programs that are built with teachers and schools, not for them. From teacher and student advisory groups to professional development, you can make a difference to our teachers and students. And, with a contribution today, we can offer these innovative programs at minimal or no cost to teachers – meaning money is no barrier to quality music education for all.

Your contribution will support vital music education initiatives across Victoria:

  • MSO’s Education Week – a week of concerts and workshops with specially developed accompanying teaching resources and live streaming options.

  • Regional Tour – we believe all Victorian children are deserving of quality musical performance and engagement opportunities. For many, this will be their first experience with live orchestral performance.

  • MSO Digital Resource Library – giving instructors the tools they need to effectively teach music in the classroom. Resources include stream-able concerts, downloadable lesson plans, sheet music and interviews with musicians.

    63% of primary schools in Australia offer no music in the classroom – your donation now will help the MSO bring music to our schools

    Please help teachers realise their students’ potential and discover the joy of music by donating to the MSO’s Education Appeal.

    Here’s how:

    • Online: via our Secure Donation Page
    • Mail: download and complete our gift form
    • Phone: Garry Stocks on (03) 8646 1551
    • EFT:
      National Australia Bank
      Account Name: MSO Fund
      BSB 083-004 / Account 89-393-2381
      (please include your name and EDUCATION in payment description)

    The MSO is a registered charity and gifts of $2 and more are fully tax-deductible.

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