Regional Education

An ACO violinist mentoring a student

String Workshops and interactive Schools’ Concerts, supported by resources for teachers, are delivered by ACO Collective and the ACO Inspire Quartet as part of their annual regional tours.

ACO Virtual also tours selected regional centres each year, giving students the opportunity to stand in the middle of the virtual orchestra, where they can conduct, isolate parts and even play along with music by Grieg, Bach, Smalley and Piazzolla.


String Workshops and Teacher Professional Development

In a string workshop, students become part of the ACO for a morning or afternoon, learning rehearsal and performance techniques and playing alongside ACO Collective and ACO Inspire Quartet musicians. These workshops are free of charge and run for three hours. 

The ACO will contact teachers and ensemble leaders in the community to tailor a workshop and accompanying professional development opportunity for teachers that is best suited to the musical activity in the area. 

You can register for our upcoming workshops through the button below (which redirects to SurveyMonkey). For more information, please email

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Schools’ Concerts

ACO Collective and the ACO Inspire Quartet perform fun and interactive concerts for primary and secondary students. Specially created for schools, these vibrant performances introduce students to musical concepts by inviting them to explore and discover their own responses to the music.

To complement these performances, we offer curriculum-aligned resources with information about the music and orchestra, and activities to complete in class. 





ACO Collective holding a sign celebrating their 10 year anniversary

ACO Collective

The ACO’s critically acclaimed 17-piece string ensemble which delivers the ACO's regional touring and education programs Australia-wide. 

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ACO Virtual

Our unique installation places visitors in the middle of the virtual orchestra.

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