ASPIRE International Youth Music Festival

The ASPIRE International Youth Music Festival is a competition on a new level; attracting world renowned adjudicators from across the globe and appealing to the best young musicians internationally.

Raising aspirations of young musicians, ASPIRE is open to secondary school concert bands, orchestras, choirs and jazz bands worldwide.

It offers every participant a competition, workshop, masterclasses and public performance and is held over four consecutive days.

Founded by education travel company Student Horizons, the festival is proudly a not-for-profit trading division of Student Horizons. Surplus from the event will be donated directly to The Foundation of Student Horizons – affording disadvantaged youth the opportunity to discover the world.

If you are interested in attending ASPIRE and are travelling inter-state or internationally, travel must be booked directly with Student Horizons.

For more information, please email (AUSTRALIA) or (NEW ZEALAND) or contact the festival events team at

For more information visit the ASPIRE website. You may also like one of our other school music tours.

Be Inspired

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