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Aboriginal Vocal Identification Program

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 to audition are currently open.  

To nominate for audition please complete the 
Aboriginal VIP 2021 Application Form.

Applications close: Friday 23 April 2021.

Audition dates

Monday 3 May or Tuesday 4 May 2021 

Audition date and time will be allocated upon acceptance of all application forms. 

Successful auditionees will be notified via email to the email address provided in the application form.

Audition venue

Glenfield Education Office
Roy Watt Road
Glenfield NSW 2167

Workshop and performance venue

Casula Powerhouse
1 Powerhouse Road
Casula NSW 2170


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.


Janene Mcpherson – Program Coordinator
Email: janene.m.mcpherson@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 0409 376 184

Michelle Murphy – Arts Coordination Officer
Email: michelle.murphy3@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 02 9408 8920