Community Engagement


Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
‘Floods of Fire’

The Open Music Academy has formed an ongoing relationship with Carlton School, a Category 1 – 9 Aboriginal Government school in Port Augusta. In late 2020, students at Carlton School created new musical material in creative music workshops led by the Open Music Academy. This musical material has now been incorporated into a new community composition ‘Floods of Fire’, which will be performed in late 2022 by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in a flagship event. Carlton School students have been supported by the Open Music Academy to connect with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at each stage of this project, including travelling to Adelaide to watch the orchestra do its first workshops and rehearsals bringing their piece to life.