Performing Arts

The College has a vibrant Performing Arts program managed by our Head of Creative Industries, Steve Kidd. Drama, Dance and Music courses are offered from Years 7 – 12.

There is also an exciting range of extracurricular activities after school and at lunchtimes. These include opportunities to learn a range of instruments, to join various College bands and choirs and perform in a variety of Drama and Dance projects with full production backing.

The College has excellent Performing Arts facilities, resources and industry trained staff. The department produces an annual musical, senior play, Music Soiree, junior play, numerous dance nights and the Year 11 improvised drama production. Students from all year levels present lunch-time Music, Drama and Dance performances throughout the year and the whole College participates in the annual Performing Arts Festival. Community events such as the Centralian Eisteddfod and the Alice Springs Desert Festival regularly feature St Philip’s students.

The College also provides the opportunity to learn technical production skills and crew lighting, sound and backstage for our numerous productions.

All students are encouraged to get involved in the Performing Arts Program, be creative, develop their skills and have fun.

The 2023 Performing Arts Festival was another resounding success, please see the highlights below.

​ Music Tuition

St Philip’s College Music Tuition Program was established in the early 1990s and has a fine reputation for producing talented musicians. Students take their lessons during school hours, however, the program is run separately to the College’s normal curriculum. Music Tuition lessons are complimentary to the College’s Music Curriculum, with students using what they have learnt in their Music Tuition lessons in their normal music classes. Most lessons are one-on-one and are catered to each student’s individual progression. Whilst graded tuition is not standard, those students who wish to complete AMEB grades or similar can do so.

Tuition fees are competitively priced, in fact, the costs are less than learning privately. Fees are $260 per term.

Lessons are offered on the following instruments: Brass – trumpet, French horn, trombone  Strings – violin, viola, cello, double bass Woodwind – clarinet, flute, saxophone Pop Band instruments – guitar, drums, electric bass Piano Voice plus Music Theory.

For more information please contact Mrs Kristina Kidd or call (08) 8950 4529 .