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Hunter School of the Performing Arts

Hunter School of the Performing Arts


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Music is important because it is abstract; it does not mean anything outside itself, it does not describe, narrate or tell stories ... music evokes, suggests, implies and music opens up the mind in an extraordinary way   Richard Gill

Faculty Goals

  • Unlock the potential in each musician
  • Develop each student’s creativity, confidence, sense of self and expression
  • Provide positive musical experiences and create a sense of belonging
  • Build life skills that will enable students to thrive beyond HSPA    


Stage 4

Y7 Mandatory Music

Y8 PA Music

Y8 PBL Elective Music

Stage 5

Y9 PA Music 200 hour

Y9 PBL Elective Music

Y10 PA Music 200 hour

Y10 PBL Elective Music

Stage 6

Preliminary Music 1

Preliminary Music 2

HSC Music 1

HSC Music 2

HSC Music Extension

Music Industry


Large Instrumental Ensembles

Junior & Senior Concert Band

Junior and Senior Stage Band

String Orchestra

Marching Band

Percussion Ensemble

Vocal Ensembles

Junior Choir

Senior Choir

Senior Vocal Ensemble

Small ensembles

Solo performance opportunities


  • Recording Studio access and opportunities
  • Computer technology utilised in the classroom
  • Peripatetic tutor program

Staff Members & Email Links

At HSPA, we value the balance between work and personal time for our staff and families. As part of our commitment to wellbeing, we have set clear guidelines for digital communication. Please remember that our staff, as per Department of Education policy, will not be expected to respond to non-emergency communications outside of school hours, ensuring they have time to recharge and focus on providing the best educational experience for our students.


Kylie Gardner

Okke Klaassen

Peter McVie

Jarrod Wilton