About the Open School

The Open School Winther Quartet. Image credit: James Grant Photography


The Open School of Music is funded by a Community Outreach grant from artsACT, and provides 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. 

The Open School of Music aims to ensure that high-quality music education is accessible to all residents of the ACT who have the interest and aptitude.

In 2023 we will offer a number of programs, including:

The School of Music has a strong and enduring commitment to outreach in the wider community. The School of Music works closely with its principal funding supporter, artsACT, collaborates with many of the major cultural institutions resident in the ACT, and also partners with local festivals, community music-making organisations, and teachers and schools through the Education and Training Directorate


2023 Term Dates

Term 1: Monday 13 February - Friday 31 March (7 weeks)

Term 2: Monday 2 May - Friday 16 June (7 weeks)

Recital Week

Chamber Concerts:  Friday 16 June and Saturday 17 June 

Jazz Concert:  Tuesday 20 June

Term 3: Monday 17 July  - Friday 15 September (9 weeks)

Term 4:  Monday 9 October - Friday 10 November (5 weeks)

Recital Week

Chamber Concerts:  Friday 10 November and Saturday 11 November

Jazz Concert: Tuesday 14 November


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The Open School of Music thanks its principal funding partner artsACT.

Updated:  16 December 2022/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications