Music for Colleges information

Music for Colleges Program: Classical and Jazz

The ANU Extension Program Advanced Music Course is no longer available for application from 2019 onwards. Please note this does not affect current students enrolled in this course.

The Music for Colleges Program offered musicians in years 11 and 12 the opportunity to study either jazz or classical music at ANU with specialist tuition and ensemble direction.

As this program was accredited by the BSSS, students enrolled in theprogram as part of their year 11/12 package and could choose to take this course as either a minor (1 year) or a major (2 years). This program was available to students enrolled at any college in the ACT that follows the ACT education system. It was recommended that students also participate in the music program at their home college, if possible.

 

Course content

Classical

Over the course of four semesters, the Classical curriculum covers both classical music history from the Renaissance to today, as well as relevant theoretical concepts, composition, orchestration and more. Assessments include theory and aural exams, research essays and presentations, as well as ensemble and solo performances. By the end of this course, students will be prepared for material appropriate for second-year university or conservatory students. Students receive expert classroom and ensemble tuition from some of Canberra’s finest classical musicians, as well as guest masterclasses and workshops throughout the course.

Jazz

Over the course of four semesters, the Jazz curriculum covers both jazz music history from the 1800s to today, as well as relevant theoretical concepts, composition, arranging and more. Assessments include theory and aural exams, research essays and presentations, as well as ensemble and solo performances. By the end of this course, students will be prepared for material appropriate for second-year university or conservatory students. Students receive expert classroom and ensemble tuition from some of Canberra’s finest jazz musicians, as well as guest masterclasses and workshops throughout the course.

Term dates for 2019
 

Semester 1

Term 1:  Monday 25 February to Friday 12 April (7 weeks)

Term 2:  Monday 29 April to Friday 14 June (7 weeks)

Recital Week:  14 - 18 June

Semester 2

Term 3:  Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September (10 weeks)

Term 4:  Monday 14 October to Friday 8 November (4 weeks)

Recital Week:  8 - 12 November

Updated:  5 March 2019/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications