Elisabeth Murdoch College


Elisabeth Murdoch College has a vibrant growing Music Department. Our students have the opportunity to learn to play an instrument, be involved in music ensembles and perform regularly both within the College and the wider school community. Students regularly participate in the regional concert band festivals and Battle of the Bands and we have also had a group travel to Japan to perform at the Australia Fair in Susono.

At the College we offer lessons on the following instruments;

  • Flute, clarinet
  • Alto Tenor and Baritone Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • French Horn
  • Tuba
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Percussion
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Vocals

All students are part of one of our performing ensembles; junior, intermediate or senior concert band, percussion ensemble, choir, string ensemble or jazz band and we also offer involvement in smaller ensembles such as flute group, saxophone ensemble and brass ensemble. These ensembles perform regularly throughout the year at regional events and events at the College.


Throughout the year we have a number of regular performances:


The annual Music and food festival showcases the work and talent of the ensembles whilst patrons dine on a 3 course meal prepared by the Café culture students. The senior centre is transformed into a jazz club and it is always an exciting and entertaining night, so get your tickets early.


We celebrate the end of each school year with performances from all ensembles and some soloists. This is an opportunity for students to perform as soloists in a formal setting.


Once a month we hold informal performances on the stage in the courtyard at lunchtimes and recess for students to enjoy in their free time.