Aboriginal Vocal Identification Program

Region: Metro South and West | Casula
Years 7 to 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Local arts program Public schools Music
Tags: Voice

The Aboriginal Vocal Identification Program as a partnership between the NSW Department of Education and KARI, seeks to enhance the vocal talents of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public school students in Year 7 to Year 12.

This program provides students with the opportunity to:

  • study vocal technique
  • build confidence to perform publicly
  • participate in a public performance
  • develop skills to plan for future goals in vocal performance.

2021 auditions

Applications for 2021 are now closed.


Workshops for Term 3 have been moved online to support efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the safety and wellbeing of students and staff.

Successful students into the program will be required to attend 8 workshops at Casula Powerhouse from 9am - 3pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday 17 and Friday 18 June 2021
  • Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 July 2021
  • Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 September 2021
  • Friday 3 September 2021 (9am -10pm) - Showcase concert in the evening.

An additional recording date for the Blake Ralph Recording Studio will be required and advised following acceptance into the program.

COVID-19 notice

The operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

Visit the COVID-19 and public schools in NSW web page for more information.


Janene McPherson
Program Coordinator
Michelle Murphy
Arts Coordination Officer
Riverwood Education Office


Casula Powerhouse
1 Powerhouse Road
Casula NSW 2170

Open Map

Glenfield Education Office
Roy Watt Road
Glenfield NSW 2167

Open Map


Select image to expand.