Aspiring Musicians Programme

Applications are open!

The Auckland Philharmonia Aspiring Musicians Programme is made possible through a partnership with the University of Auckland, providing student musicians the opportunity to perform in a diverse range of concerts and venues across Tāmaki Makaurau. Centred on creating a path for young musicians seeking a professional performance career, this programme not only offers invaluable experience to musicians, but also helps them build connections with other businesses, creatives, and industries around the city.

The Aspiring Musicians Programme welcomes musicians of any age or genre, inviting students that play in all types of chamber groups or ensembles. It offers both unique and paid performance opportunities.

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Applications Closing Date 11:59pm, Sunday 24 March

Why join the Aspiring Musician Programme?

  • Experience the life of a working musician
  • Perform at Auckland Blues rugby games, New Zealand Fashion Week, retirement villages, galas, Auckland Philharmonia events and more
  • Gain experience in invoicing, scheduling and creating a musical CV
  • Widen your musical network with Auckland’s largest performing arts organisation


Who can apply?

  • This programme is for ensembles (i.e. two or more musicians) of any age or genre
  • Your ensemble can be already formed, or you can create a new one for the programme
  • This programme is recommended for late secondary to tertiary-level students, but we will consider all applications


How can you join?

  • Fill out the application form by clicking on the Apply Now button
  • Applicants will need 10-15 minutes of repertoire prepared for the audition
  • Once your application has been reviewed, your ensemble will be invited to audition
  • Auditions will be held in March 2024
  • Applications for 2024 will close at 11:59pm, Sunday 24 March 2024
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Are you a percussionist or brass player interested in becoming an Aspiring Musician? Do you love rugby? You should apply to perform at Blues rugby games! MORE INFO

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