The School of Music has a strong and enduring commitment to outreach into the wider community. The School of Music works closely with its principal funding supporter, artsACT, and also partners with local festivals, community music making organisations, and teachers and schools through the Education and Training Directorate. The School also collaborates with many of the major cultural institutions resident in the ACT.
The aim of the Open School of Music is to provide developing musicians with a supportive and nurturing social environment in which they can improve their technical and theoretical knowledge of music, interact and share their love of music with their peers, and rub shoulders with the world of professional music-making.
In particular, it aims to ensure that high-quality music education is accessible to all children in the ACT who have the interest and aptitude.
Studying at the ANU Open School of Music offers students a range of activities including:
A stimulating school environment with a like-minded peer group
Tuition from the highly experienced staff at the ANU Open School
Chamber music opportunities
Performance preparation classes
Masterclasses with ANU staff and visiting artists
Videoconferencing – opportunities to observe or take part in videoconference masterclasses
Interaction with ANU School of Music staff and tertiary students
Access to the ANU Art & Music Library and borrowing privileges.
Through the Developing Musicians Program, a range of pathways for young music students taking instrumental, vocal, or theory lessons are available to students from the ACT community, as well as engagement opportunities for music lovers of all ages.