Applications close for the Australian Chamber Orchestra Academy

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The directory Australian Chamber Orchestra Academy (ACO) promises a week full of enriching activities for all shortlisted participants, including orchestra rehearsals, sections and chamber music sessions. Conducted by violinist ACO Aiko Gotoparticipants will receive coaching and mentorship from esteemed ACO musicians, which will further elevate their level of musicality

Open to violinists aged 11-18 enrolled in an Australian public or independent primary or secondary school, the academy will be held at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music from July 4-8, 2022.

To apply, applicants must record two separate video recordings of two contrasting plays. All pieces must be recorded with piano accompaniment, except for pieces written for unaccompanied solo instrument. For more information, visit here.

Recommended game levels include:

    • Violin: Grade 8 AMEB / Suzuki Book 7 or equivalent
    • Alto: Grade 6 AMEB / Suzuki Book 5 or equivalent
    • Cello: Grade 6 AMEB / Suzuki Book 5 or equivalent
    • Double bass: 5th grade AMEB / Suzuki Book 4 or equivalent

Apply for the ACO Academy 2022 here. Applications close at 5:00 p.m. AEST on Monday, March 14, 2022.

All questions regarding the ACO Academy should be directed to Meg Collis, Learning & Engagement Coordinator at [email protected]


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