Welcome to the PHSC Music Department homepage!

Princes Hill offers a robust music program that covers instrumental music lessons, music theory lessons, ensembles, and classroom music. Please take the time to navigate through the various resources we have available to find out more about our program.

Performance Opportunities

The Music Department strives to provide performance opportunities for all students throughout the school year with multiple concerts, soirees, and gigs held each term. We work with a range of venues throughout Melbourne each year, including: The Brunswick Ballroom, The Bergy Bandroom, Transit Lounge @ Transport Hotel – Federation Square, Yarra Council venues (Collingwood and Fitzroy Town Hall’s), 75 Reid Street, and the Abbotsford Convent.

Additionally, we host performances here at PHSC in the Music Courtyard, the Theatre, and upstairs at the Community Centre on Bagung Lane.

Our Concert Band (Arnold St) and Orchestra participate in the Victorian School Music Festival each year, and we often have ensembles invited to perform at public and private events across Melbourne.

We have a rich history of students continuing onto tertiary education at leading universities such as Melbourne University (VCA/Conservatorium of Music), Monash University, Melbourne Polytechnic and the Box Hill Institute, as well as establishing themselves in the music industry. Recent alumni include artists Mika James (2022 Triple J Unearthed finalist), The Vovos, Gretta Ray (2016 Triple J Unearthed winner), The Cactus Channel, and Karate Boogaloo.

Ensemble Program

All students having instrumental lessons at PHSC participate in the ensemble program. Rehearsals are weekly and are run outside of normal class times. Ensembles are a great way for students to improve sight reading, rhythm, and ensemble playing skills whilst connecting with others outside of their usual classes and year level.

For more information about the Music Department please call 09389 0622,
or email Willow Shortt at musicadmin@phsc.vic.edu.au.