ASPIRE International Youth Music Festival

Held over four consecutive days, in South East Queensland, Australia, ASPIRE is an invitational event open to secondary school concert bands, string and symphony orchestras, choirs and jazz bands worldwide. Participants will experience the competition, a workshop, a public performance and masterclasses.

The ASPIRE experience is about global interconnectedness; providing young musicians the opportunity to connect through music and directly share experiences with like-minded peers from around the world through performance, learning opportunities and competition. A festival on a new level, the ASPIRE International Youth Music Festival has attracted world renowned adjudicators from across the globe and is appealing to the best young musicians internationally.

At ASPIRE, adjudicators share and participants learn. Guaranteed audiences provide participants the opportunity to truly engage in the reality of performance, while the competition, masterclasses and workshops raise aspirations to ensure ASPIRE continually attracts and selects the best musicians worldwide.

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ASPIRE International Youth Music Festival 2023 dates are not yet released. Contact us for your expression of interest.

Our ASPIRE International Youth Music Festival Tours include:

  • 4 day ASPIRE experience (competition, workshops, public performances) – Visit ASPIRE Music Festival website for more info.
  • Safety management and incident management plans
  • Instrument hire (if required)
  • Flights and transport
  • Accommodation
  • Meal inclusions
  • Pre-departure support with a dedicated Tour Coordinator
  • On-tour support including 24 hour emergency assistance provided by Student Horizons’ incident management team
  • Sightseeing activities

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Travel Bursaries for Students

Overseas travel helps to give us all who travel a broader perspective of the world in which we live and our place within it. The Foundation of Student Horizons aspires to make a difference through providing as many opportunities for all young people to experience the world and connect with others who are both different and the same. If you need financial assistance for your next overseas school tour, The Foundation of Student Horizons may be able to help.

Contact us about being involved in ASPIRE 2023!