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 2020 we will offer the following programs:
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.
The Girls Jazz Program offers aspiring young female jazz musicians the oppprtunity to come together for a weekly 2 hour ensemble rehearsal and perform at Open School events. In addition, participants are eligible to receive a 45 minute private lesson each week with an instrumental tutor.
Now in it's third year, the Community School of Rock program offers amateur musicians of varying levels the opportunity to learn new skills in a friendly, supportive environment.
For people over 18 with at least 6 months experience of learning their instrument.