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Southern Illawarra Music Festival

The Southern Illawarra Music Festival showcases choral groups from public schools between Figtree and Gerringong.  With over 1000 students participating in the festival each year, the festival prides itself on being an inclusive, fun event for students from each of our schools.

We work together to perform 9 incredible massed choir items each year adding bright props and funky moves to many of our items. Each school performs 2 individual items selected by their school choir teachers to 'wow' the audience. 

2021 dates

The Southern Illawarra Music Festival is currently in planning for 2021. Further information will be available in late Term 1. 

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.


University of Wollongong Grand Hall
41 Northfields Avenue
Keiraville NSW 2500


Kate Pett - SIMF President
Email: kate.willans@det.nsw.edu.au

Sue Dawson - Arts Coordination Officer
Email:  susan.i.dawson@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 0402 992 897