The Spring Youth Music Festival is the pinnacle of the year-round Four Winds Create and Inspire music education program for young people.
This four-day festival is totally dedicated to young people, giving them unique opportunities – to shine, to experience the joy of music and to explore their performance practice.
The spring youth
Live Music in Nature
Spring brings many elements of the Four Winds program together to form a highly creative experience for the young people of our region – from pre-school and primary school years, through to secondary school.
This festival brings together up to 1000 school students to perform with visiting musicians. It gives young students an opportunity to be mentored by professional musicians and perform on the stunning Four Winds’ stages at Nature’s Concert Hall.
By engaging with our young people and the broader community, these participating International and Nationally acclaimed musicians are sharing their knowledge and providing rare and priceless opportunities by way of performances, workshops, masterclasses and residencies.
2020 Spring Youth Music Festival Digital Presentation
Over a weekend in November 2020, the Windsong Pavilion reverberated with the sounds of tin whistles and harpsichords, strings and drums, and with voices strong, sweet and proud. Due to COVID there were no audiences allowed, so we have created a digital Festival for your enjoyment.
We are incredibly grateful that our four local pre-schools – Narooma, Bermagui, Little Yuin, Tathra, and five local primary schools – Narooma, Central Tilba, Bermagui, Tanja and Tathra – are willing to engage with this unique learning agenda.
Create and Inspire is supported by a number of outstanding organisations including the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), Sydney Youth Orchestra, Musica-Viva, Sydney Opera House Trust, National Music Teacher Mentoring Program, South Coast Music Camp, Stonewave Taiko, and our four regional choirs.
“Greg Sheehan was amazing, so engaging – wish we had more time with him! Students were enthralled as were the staff”
“It was beyond words today – simply exquisite and an absolutely amazing inspiration!”