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Upper Coomera State College (UCSC) offers a wide variety of exciting opportunities for students to engage in extra-curricular music activities across both the primary school and secondary school.

Instrumental Music

The Instrumental Music teachers at UCSC are Mr Adam Owens and Ms Trish Favaloro. Mr Owens teaches all band instruments including brass, woodwind and percussion. Ms Favaloro teaches violin, viola, cello and double bass. 

All students in the Instrumental program receive a half hour group lesson once a week at a set time during the school day. Students are required to be punctual and organised, ensuring they bring all the required equipment. All students are also required to attend one ensemble rehearsal each week, including: Intermediate concert band; Senior string ensemble; Junior concert band and Intermediate string ensemble.

All students entering the program must commit for a minimum of 1 year. Attendance at lessons, rehearsal and performances is essential.


Primary students have the opportunity to join the Choir, which is led by our Music Specialist Teacher, Mr Lewerissa. As a member of the Choir, students will have the opportunity to perform in the following:

  • The Singing Spectacular 'Music Count us in'

  • Eisteddfods

  • Performances at Awards Nights

  • Performances in College Musicals and Productions  

Students are required to audition at the start of each year, and then attend weekly rehearsals with Mr Lewerissa. As part of their commitment to the choir, students are also asked to attend the performances above. All choir students will also be required to pay a levy, which covers bus costs, choir uniform and hair accessory, sheet music and badges.

Gala performances

UCSC also holds events throughout the year that students are invited to be involved in. Auditions are usually required, and this information is distributed leading up to each event.

Examples of events include:

  • Musicals 
  • Celebration Evenings
  • Graduation Evenings
  • Arts Extravaganza
  • Gold Coast Eisteddfods