Talent Advancement Program

Talent Advancement Program
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The Talent Advancement Program identifies, nurtures and promotes young vocalists from within our local schools. Talent Advancement Program Canterbury Bankstown The Talent Advancement Program identifies, nurtures and promotes young vocalists from within our local schools. Talent Advancement Program

​​ Photo of the TAP Team​​

​The Talent Advancement Program identifies, nurtures and promotes young vocalists from within our local schools. Launched in 2002 by us here at Council, the program is supported by the NSW Department of Education. View the TAP Hall of Fame for more information about the talented performers who have been part ​of this instrumental program.

Throughout the year, students in the program take part in a series of workshops where experienced coaches and mentors help them develop and strengthen their stage abilities, performance and vocal techniques. The program also provides the opportunity for vocalists to perform at a range of festivals and events giving them the much needed confidence to advance in the world of performing arts.

Auditions​

Due to COVID-19 the Boys and Girls workshops and audition have been postponed.

Tap Concert

Due to COVID-19 this year's concert will be postponed until further notice. For further information on the Talent Advancement Program please contact tap@cbcity.nsw.gov.au.

TAP Hall of Fame

We're proud to present some highly successful individuals who got their start in the local area.

Click here to view our TAP Hall of Fame.

​Directors

Wendy Tierney
Wendy is a retired primary school teacher who operates her own music studio.  She has over 35 years of experience and dedication to students of the performing arts through her involvement in the Schools Spectacular and local and state-wide programs. Wendy is a former Bankstown Citizen of the Year and mother to Andrew & Michael Tierney of Human Nature.

Helen Pain
A former member of the Sydney Opera Company and retired Creative Arts Consultant to the DET NSW Arts Unit, Helen, has an equally impressive number of years dedicated to youth and the performing arts. Helen is also an accomplished painter with her own Art Gallery in Kiama.​​​

​​Our Sponsors and supporters

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10 Year TAP Reunion

In 2012, Australian Idol star Paulini and Popstars’ finalist Arrnott Olssen both performed at the Bankstown Talent Advancement Program’s (TAP) 10-year reunion dinner. They were among the current and past participants, mentors and supporters of TAP who attended. 

 Others to perform on this special occasion were: 

  • TAP mentor Blake Ralph;
  • Sabrina Mitwali;
  • Rachel and Sarah Bertram;
  • Jess Dunbar;​
  • Gemma Summerhayes;
  • Jodie Goodwin; and
  • Elise Graham.


View the TAP Photo Gallery »