Music for Colleges information

Music for Colleges Program: Classical and Jazz

The Music for Colleges Program offers 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 is accredited by the BSSS, students enrol in this program as part of their year 11/12 package and can choose to take this course as either a minor (1 year) or a major (2 years). This program is available to students enrolled at any college in the ACT that follows the ACT education system. Please note, this program is not available to international students. It is recommended that students also participate in the music program at their home college, if possible.

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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 2018

Orientation

Tuesday 6, 13 & 20 February
 
Semester 1
 
Term 1: Tuesday 27 February to Friday 13 April (7 weeks)
Term 2: Tuesday 1 May to Friday 15 June (7 weeks)
 
Please note:  no ensemble rehearsals on Friday 30 March due to Good Friday Public Holiday.
 
Classical Ensemble Recitals:  Saturday 16 June to Sunday 17 June
 
Classical Solo Recitals:  Tuesday 19 June to Thursday 21 June
 
Jazz H-Course:  Tech and Rep - TBA 
 
Jazz H-Course:  Ensemble Recitals - TBA
 
 
Semester 2
 
Term 3:  Tuesday 24 July to Friday 28 September (10 weeks)
Term 4:  Tuesday 16 October to Friday 9 November (4 weeks)
 
Classical Solo Recitals:  Monday 29 October to Wednesday 31 October
 
Classical Chamber Recitals:  Saturday 10 November to Sunday 11 November
 
Jazz H-Course:  to be advised
 

Audition applications for the 2019 Music for Colleges H-course will open in September 2018 .  Auditions will be held between on 16, 17 & 18 November.  

For all enquiries regarding 2019 intake please email openschoolofmusic@anu.edu.au 

Updated:  2 February 2018/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications