Developing Musicians Program fees

Due to an increased commitment to growing the Developing Musicians Program from ArtsACT, we have reduced our already discounted course fees. Fees go toward instrument maintenance, masterclasses from visiting artists, performance opportunities, administration and music resources for the Open School.

Non-ACT students may apply for the Developing Musicians Program, however placement preference is given to ACT students, and class limits in all components do apply. Please see the schedule below for fee details.  

Fee Schedule
Music Development Program Fee per semester
Theory/Aural $60
Choir $85
Chamber Ensembles $135

To make a payment, please visit the Open School's online payment portal.  Please contact if you have any questions relating to fee payments. 


Individual instrumental tuition

Developing Musicians Program students are required to continue learning to play their instrument by undertaking individual instrumental tuition each week in addition to their development activities at the Open School of Music.

Individual instrumental tuition is negotiated privately between student and teacher and students will need to pay individual tuition fees directly to their teacher.


Requests for refunds must be received no later than the close of business on the first day of the fourth week of semester and will incur a $30 administration charge. Reasons for refund that will be considered are:

  • Change of residence by a family moving interstate/overseas
  • The production of a medical certificate.

Refund requests are to be in writing from the student or parent to:

Open School of Music Administrator
ANU School of Music
Building #100
Canberra, ACT 0200

Updated:  5 May 2020/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications