Please note that if you are already enrolled in the Developing Musicians Program you do not have to reapply to continue in the same stream (eg. classical, jazz, theory & aural). Streaming interviews will take place in December 2020.
Students in the 2021 Developing Musicians Program intake have the opportunity to apply for the following components:
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 30 min of music theory and 30min of aural skills tuition from ANU tertiary students.
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 should be taking individual lessons on their instrument. Ensembles have multiple opportunities for performances each semester, both at ANU and throughout the ACT (including regular performances at embassies).
Jazz Ensemble: The Developing Musicians Program Jazz program is an ensemble for the aspiring jazz musician. These ensembles cater for rhythm section players, vocalists, and wind players. These ensembles provide students with the opportunity to learn how to play in group setting with an emphasis on learning ensemble skills, repertoire and improvisation.
Eligibility criteria: ACT residents between the age of 12 and 21, already proficient in an instrument.
All students who apply before the deadline are welcome to participate in 2021 classes, but it is necessary to stream students into appropriate classes and ensembles to make their experience in the Open School as productive as possible. Since our programs are available to all year 7-12 students in the ACT, our students have a wide range of theory/aural skills knowledge, technical ability on their instrument, and ensemble experience. With this level of uncertainty, it is necessary to stream students into classes and ensembles with other students with similar previous experiences.
Please note that acceptance to the Theory/Aural Skills program and Chamber Music ensembles is subject to availability in an appropriate class and ensemble. Acceptance in one program does not guarantee acceptance in the other.
Students will be contacted in writing after the close of applications with interview requirements and their specific time, date and venue.
Developing Musicians Program: Streaming Interview
Students will sit a short written and aural test to assess their present knowledge.
Classical Chamber Music
Perform 1 piece (unaccompanied) which demonstrates instrumental ability
Prepare 1 scale of your choice.
Short sightreading example.
Chamber Choir (Vocal Fry)
Please note that it is not a requirement that students wishing to apply for Choir be tutored in private singing lessons.