Education Program


In 2024 we are looking forward to reaching more young people, and engaging with broader regions of the Top End than ever before. We are passionate about music, and sharing the joy, insight and excitement that live orchestral performances can foster in communities. 


In 2024 we invite all junior maestros to unleash their inner musicians for an interactive morning of music with the whole orchestra! DSO's Family Proms concert has become a staple event amongst Darwin families, and this year we are excited to have more DSO Young Artists students join DSO on stage than ever before. 


In April we will explore the wondrous world of music that can be created from everyday items. Children will be inspired to create music anywhere, anytime, as DSO musicians transform everyday items into extraordinary sounds in Symphony of Stuff! 


Following a fantastic feature performance at Palmerston Youth Festival in 2023, we are excited to be back in Goyder Square this July to goomba groove at GeekFest in Power-Up Parade, featuring everyone's favourite gaming music, Super Mario Bros!  


In October, primary school children from across Darwin and Palmerston will bring the MAGNT collection to life through dance and music in a unique creative exploration. In Museum of Mysteries, students will learn about the curiosities of history, culture, and nature from museum experts before joining DSO musicians and Tracks Dance Animateur Spillett to create an exciting new performance. 


Finally, in 2024, DSO continues its collaboration with Rirratjingu songman Banula Marika and Yidaki player Ngalkanbuy Munungurr, which first began in 2022. A small ensemble will tour to Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala to continue creating the work, and will also deliver education activity with the community. DSO is also in discussion with Orchestra Victoria to collaborate and co-commission through this project.