Creative participation in music by children

Attendances at educational performances by major music organisations have decreased since 2006

The number of educational performances by Major Performing music organisations fell from 3,025 in 2006 to 2,687 in 2009, before returning to 2,950 in 2010.

In comparison, attendances also fell between 2006 and 2009 at an average rate of 5.5 percent each year between 2006 and 2009 (equivalent to 32 fewer attendances each year).

The number of attendances at educational music performances continued to fall in 2010 reflecting a 6.5 percent drop since 2009.