Whakakahatia Te Puoro


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

The Turn Up The Music Charitable Trust aims to improve the lives of the Wakatipu Basin Community by providing quality music teaching, music making, performance opportunities and events.  The trust has a particular emphasis on enriching children’s lives.

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
  • Play.Music a teacher mentoring programme aimed at providing children with access to enriching music education throughout their primary schooling.
  • 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.