Victoria has a great reputation as an artistic and cultural hub, and for many years, has produced and supported some of Australia’s finest musicians.
The Melbourne Youth Music program brings hundreds of talented young musicians together to hone their skills, learn from some outstanding musicians and be inspired to pursue their love of music. It also provides students with the opportunity to form new friendships and forge connections within the music industry.
The Victorian Government considers music to be a vital part of a well-rounded education.
In its 48 years, Melbourne Youth Music has made an important contribution to the musical education of thousands of young people.
I thoroughly enjoyed attending the 2015 Summer School Jazz Showcase and look forward to seeing more of these talented young musicians.
THE HON. JAMES MERLINO MP
Minister for Education