Closing Date:  23 Mar, 2018

ACO Academy

Expression of interest  | NSW

ACO Academy is an essential experience for any talented young musician who wants to be challenged and inspired in a professional learning environment.


Full Description

Our flagship education program, returns to Melbourne from 8-13 July, 2018.

Top level secondary students who play violin, viola, cello or double bass are invited to spend an inspiring week rehearsing and performing with ACO mentors.

ACO Academy builds skills in technical accuracy, ensemble playing and performance technique, culminating in a public performance as a chamber orchestra, playing alongside ACO musicians led by ACO Violinist, Aiko Goto. Participating students from around Australia are hand-picked by ACO Musicians via a YouTube audition process.

The week includes:
- Chamber orchestra rehearsals focusing on ensemble playing, technical accuracy, interpretation and style;
- Smaller ensemble chamber music rehearsals;
- Presentations by ACO musicians and staff on audition preparation, options for study, and pathways in performance and administration careers.
- A free public concert.

Applications close Fri 23 Mar, 2018