The Music Development Program is available to all ACT students in Years 7-12 and consists of two components (students may enrol in either or both). Enrolment in the Theory/Aural Skills program is subject to availability in an appropriate group. Enrolment in the Chamber Music program is subject to availability of an appropriate ensemble.
Theory/Aural Skills: A streamed program catering for students at various levels (placement is based on a short entry exam). In groups of 10-15, students receive 30min of music theory and 30min of aural skills tuition per week.
Chamber Music and Choir (Vocal Fry): Each semester our excellent ensemble tutors work with different ensembles. Students may request a particular ensemble, and all efforts will be made to accommodate them, however ensemble availability is subject to enrolment. All students must take individual lessons on their instrument (signed letter from private teacher is required by the 3rd week of rehearsals). Ensembles have multiple opportunities for performances each semester, both at ANU and throughout the ACT (including regular performances at embassies).
Jazz Combo: The Music Development Program Jazz Combo is an ensemble for the aspiring jazz musician. This ensemble caters for rhythm section players, vocalists, and wind players. This ensemble provides students the opportunity to learn how to play in a jazz combo setting with an emphasis on learning ensemble skills, repertoire and improvisation.