State Choir – student application form 2024

Applications are now open!

  • Applications will close on Thursday 30 May.
  • Students will be notified of the outcome of their application via email on Monday 3 June.

The State Choir is open to all NSW public school students in Years 8 to 12 and are a combination of male and female voices.

No audition is required.

Music is sent to students to prepare before the first rehearsal.

The choir meets to rehearse in Sydney before performing on the stage of the Sydney Opera House as part of the Festival of Choral Music.

Rehearsal and performance dates

  • Sunday 11 to Tuesday 13 August 2024

Rehearsal details

  • Sunday 11 August 10 am – 4 pm at Petersham Public School
  • Monday 12 August 10 am – 5 pm at Sydney Opera House
  • Tuesday 13 August 2:30 pm – 5 pm at Sydney Opera House

Performance details

  • Monday 12 August 7pm at Sydney Opera House
  • Tuesday 13 August 7 pm at Sydney Opera House


  • Metropolitan students: $110 
  • Non-metropolitan students (and rural and remote students): $82.50

Payment is to be made upon acceptance of a successful application.

Contact details

Should you have any queries, please contact us at or​​​​​​

Important information

In the event of injury, no personal injury insurance cover is provided by the NSW Department of Education for students in relation to school sporting activities, physical education lessons or any other school activity. The department’s public liability cover is fault-based and limited to breaches by the department of its duty of care to students that may result in claims for compensation.

Parents/carers are advised to assess the level and extent of their child’s involvement in the activity when deciding whether additional insurance cover is required prior to their child’s involvement in the program. Personal accident insurance cover is available through normal retail insurance outlets.

Privacy notice

The information requested in this note is being collected by the NSW Department of Education. The department will use the information in connection with your child’s participation in this event for the following purposes:

  1. administration;
  2. communication with parents/carers; and
  3. for the health, safety and welfare of your child.

The department might share the information requested in this note with health care providers in the event that your child requires urgent medical attention. All personal information will be held securely and disposed of securely when no longer needed.

You have the right to access and correct the information you provide in this note. If you wish to do so, please contact The Arts Unit on 02 8512 1100 Locked Bag 1500, Petersham NSW 2049 

Specific privacy information

The department will use information about your child’s

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander status for the purpose of implementing its Aboriginal Education Policy.
  • Identified additional support information to ensure appropriate learning adjustments are in place.

The provision of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander status or gender status is voluntary, and not providing either of them will not impact on your child’s participation. All other additional support information requested in this form is voluntary.

Student details
Student name
Student gender
Parent/caregiver details
Parent/caregiver 1 name

Voice information

Voice type

Student background information

Is your student of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?
Is a language other than English spoken at home?

Disability support information

Are there any special circumstances about the student that the program coordinator should know prior to enrolment?
Additional learning and support needs, including disability
For example, speaking and/or listening
For example, hygiene, mealtimes and/or health care needs social support to engage safely with others
Please indicate any medical conditions the student experiences
Is there a documented plan to support the student’s additional learning needs at school?
Please upload the student's plan to support additional learning needs, or email
One file only.
16 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, odt, ppt, pptx, odp, xls, xlsx, ods.

Parent/caregiver permission

I understand that if my child is accepted into the NSW Public Schools State Choir, I must gain approval from the school principal. I understand my failure to submit this form will result in the withdrawal of my child from the 2024 State Choir.

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