Open School of Music

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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.


2019 Term Dates

Term 1:  Monday 25 February to Friday 12 April
Term 2:  Monday 29 April to Friday 14 June

Semester 1 Recital Week:  14 to 18 June

Term 3:  Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September
Term 4:  Monday 14 October to Friday 8 November

Semester 2 Recital Week:  8 to 12 November

Study opportunities

Studying at the ANU Open School of Music offers students a range of activities including:

  • Performing opportunities
  • 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
  • Interaction with ANU School of Music staff and tertiary students

Developing Musicians Program

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.

» read more about the Developing Musicians Program


ANU Statement on the School of Music Extension Program

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The Open School of Music thanks it's principal funding partner artsACT.


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Updated:  6 March 2019/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications