In addition to Classroom Music, Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College offers a comprehensive Instrumental Music and Drama Program.

Students have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, take part in an Instrumental Ensemble or join a drama class.

All members of the Performing Arts staff are professional musicians or artists and are therefore aware of the demands and expectations required for musical or drama performance. Students are given the opportunity to sit AMEB or ANZCA exams, as well as perform during the year at various school functions and events.

A Music Scholarship is also offered to a student from Year 8–Year 12. Students can audition for this scholarship during Term 4. A music scholarship enables a student to receive their instrumental music tuition free.

Instrumental and Drama Lessons

Students receive one lesson per week in their individual or group lesson. Fifteen lessons are provided each semester to students on a fee-paying basis. Each lesson is for 30 minutes and lessons are held during class time. Applications to learn a musical instrument or join a drama class can occur at any time during the year, however, applications are generally received at the beginning of each semester.

Lessons are offered in the following:

  • Guitar: Acoustic, Bass, Classical and Electric
  • Voice: Classical and Popular
  • Woodwind: Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone
  • Percussion: Drums/Drum kit
  • Piano/Keyboard: Classical and Popular
  • String: Violin, Viola and Cello
  • Drama and Communication skills


The school has a number of options to choose from - Jazz Band, String Ensemble or MSJ Voices just to name a few. Ensemble tuition is offered at no additional cost.

Performing Arts Handbook

Instrumental Music/Drama Application Form