Music at Work


Music at Work is an exciting new program piloting contemporary music industry pathways in South Australian high schools. It will provide hands-on learning in areas including sound technologies, music event management, performance skills and artist brand development.

Music at Work will maintain specialist skills and knowledge within South Australia, whilst unearthing and developing the next wave of talent and expertise.

The pilot program in 2019-20 will meet three core goals:
- Develop a wide-ranging industry specialist database to serve as a recruitment tool for high schools seeking expert mentors from music related industries
- Deliver a comprehensive series of music industry workshops that are tailored to the specific needs of students seeking pathways into contemporary music industries
- Showcase the breadth of skills and talent in a multi-stage, multi-media, all-ages youth music event

Music at Work will be delivered by Carclew with $450,000 of support from the state government’s Music Development Office.

Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni says the program will offer students a bridge between an interest in music and the real career opportunities on offer as they develop their skills and knowledge.

“South Australia’s music and creative industries are world-renowned, and they are industries ripe for growth,” Minister Pisoni said.

“This initiative will build on Adelaide’s status as the nation’s only UNESCO City of Music—encouraging our youth to continue South Australia’s proud musical tradition and participate in the sector as creators, event organisers, venue owners and audience members.

>> CLICK HERE for the full media release

We’re currently calling out for expert industry specialist mentors and talented young assistants who are interested in delivering learning activities for  secondary students seeking pathways into contemporary music industries.


>> CLICK HERE if you are a music industry practitioner interested in delivering workshops

>> CLICK HERE if you are a school interested in offering the program in the future

Watch the Channel 10 segement below:

Music at Work is supported by the Department for Innovation and Skills through its Music Development Office.


Contact Details

Hannah Allert
Manager, Arts Programs
08 8230 1119