Our Trust is called Turn Up the Music because music can improve people’s lives.

In order to improve the lives of the young people of the Wakatipu, Turn Up the Music will provide high quality music teaching and vocal training, new performance opportunities, and different music experiences. 

Turn Up the Music’s PLAY.MUSIC strategy will focus on the young people of the Wakatipu with particular focus on jazz and classical music.

It is funded primarily by donations in order to provide financial certainty for the Trust’s three-year programme of activities. 

The PLAY.MUSIC strategy will cost $100,000 per year on average. 


Flagship initiatives include

  • A music school catering for the diverse music learning needs of the local community
  • A music outreach programme in primary schools and at WHS
  • An annual concert performance, with a classical music event in August 
  • The establishment of junior orchestras, choirs and concert groups 
  • The delivery of Winter Festival and Big Break events and workshops for primary schools 
  • The provision of specialist music teaching 
  • The support and provision of new performance opportunities for local musicians 

The Strategy

Turn Up the Music would like your support for the advancement of its strategy.

The support of donors and sponsors is crucial to our success.

If you are interested in helping, please get in touch. We would love to have you on board.