Gladstone Enrichment through Music Initiative
The Gladstone Enrichment through Music Initiative, also known GEM, is an innovative partnership between Australia Pacific LNG operated by ConocoPhillips and the Orchestra that delivers quality musical education and concert experiences.
The GEM Initiative started in 2012 and has been building year-on-year. This initiative delivers specialist, instrumental workshops which gives hands on tuition to improve techniques and enables students to experience performing in a large ensemble alongside professional musicians. Participants experience working as part of a team alongside students from different schools which encourages teamwork and support of peers.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra's Gladstone activity was a 2019 Art Music Awards Excellence in a Regional Area Finalist.
Teachers have benefitted from professional development workshops provided by Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Participants in the Gladstone region
People have attended Symphony Under the Stars, Education and Community Concerts, plus in-school mini concerts