music for canberra

We have joined the 2023 Canberra Day Appeal to raise much needed funds for our charity!

This year, the Canberra Day Appeal’s 48-hour Hands Up for Canberra Giving Day begins on Wednesday, March 8. So please, give where you live and donate here during the 48h Giving Day donation drive.

Want to give now?
You don't have to wait - donate today!

Your donation will be doubled

Every $1 you donate will become $2 with matched funding available for the first $5,000 we fundraise ($10,000 total)

Please help us reach our goal #HandsUp4CBR

Raised so far


Our goal


About Us

Music for Canberra (MfC) encompasses many of Canberra’s long-standing youth music programs, including the Canberra Youth Orchestra (CYO), the James McCusker Orchestra (JMO), and the Canberra Childrens’ Choir, all with rich histories dating back to the 1960s. We also provide music programs for pre-school children, people living with a disability and a variety of music group classes for children and adults.

How your donation will help

This year we are focusing on our music programs for people living with disability and our childrens choirs. Our Mixed Abilities Program is designed for people living with disability, using the powerful (and fun!) medium of music to encourage participants to develop skills in coordination, concentration, social interaction and gain self-confidence.

Our childrens choirs provide the opportunity for personal and group vocal development, including singing, score reading, blend and balance, rhythmic accuracy and vocal technique, while encouraging a life-long love of music.

  • attach_money
  • person
  • credit_card

I'd like to make this donation

Please select a donation amount


Your Details

Payment Details


I'd like to add a little extra to help cover fees.

Our Fundraisers

Help our amazing supporters reach
their fundraising goals or register to fundraise for us today!

Share across socials

Share this page with your friends!

A big thank you to our Supporters



Sally Macourt





All the best!


Jason Li


Russell M Eade


Jane Haycock



Best wishes.


Sarah Jennett


Brian Ferreira


Gabrielle Trenbath


Annie Haggar


David Harvey