Music for Colleges

Music for Colleges Program: Classical and Jazz

The Music for Colleges Program offers musicians in years 11 and 12 the opportunity to study either jazz or classical music at ANU with specialist tuition and ensemble direction.

As this program is accredited by the BSSS, students enrol in this program as part of their year 11/12 package and can choose to take this course as either a minor (1 year) or a major (2 years). This program is available to students enrolled at any college in the ACT that follows the ACT education system. Please note, this program is not available to international students. It is recommended that students also participate in the music program at their home college, if possible.

» Find out more about applying to the Music for Colleges Program

Course content

Classical

Over the course of four semesters, the Classical curriculum covers both classical music history from the Renaissance to today, as well as relevant theoretical concepts, composition, orchestration and more. Assessments include theory and aural exams, research essays and presentations, as well as ensemble and solo performances. By the end of this course, students will be prepared for material appropriate for second-year university or conservatory students. Students receive expert classroom and ensemble tuition from some of Canberra’s finest classical musicians, as well as guest masterclasses and workshops throughout the course.

Jazz

Over the course of four semesters, the Jazz curriculum covers both jazz music history from the 1800s to today, as well as relevant theoretical concepts, composition, arranging and more. Assessments include theory and aural exams, research essays and presentations, as well as ensemble and solo performances. By the end of this course, students will be prepared for material appropriate for second-year university or conservatory students. Students receive expert classroom and ensemble tuition from some of Canberra’s finest jazz musicians, as well as guest masterclasses and workshops throughout the course.

Term dates for 2016

Orientation Week

Monday 29 February to Friday 4 March 

Semester 1

Term 1: Monday 7 March to Friday 8 April (5 weeks)
Term 2: Monday 25 April to Friday 24 June (9 weeks)

Semester 2

Term 3: Monday 18 July to Friday 23 September (10 weeks)
Term 4: Monday 10 October to Friday 4 November (4 weeks)

Recital Week: Monday 7 November to Friday 11 November

Audition applications for the 2017 Music for Colleges H-course have now closed. 

Applicants will be notified by email shortly after the deadline with audition venue, date and time. Auditions will take place the week of 21 November, 2016.  

For all enquiries regarding 2017 intake please email openschoolofmusic@anu.edu.au 

Additional information

Library access

All Open School of Music students may apply for a library card, which entitles them to borrowing rights at the Art & Music Library located within the School of Art.

Student progress

The musical development and technical progress of individual students is of utmost importance to the staff.

Depending on the area, student progress is monitored in a variety of ways. These include the weekly classes, regular performances and technical assessments. Instrumental students are encouraged to develop confidence and enjoyment in performing.

Supervision

The University’s policy on “Children within the Workplace” states that “in instances where a child or adolescent person is brought to the workplace by their parent or other adult, the de facto supervisor is the parent or other adult". This is an important part of minimizing the risk to the child and every effort should be made by his/her supervisor to maintain control of the child’s behaviour and location while on campus to minimise risk to the safety or health of the child.

The University cannot provide child-minding arrangements for students. Students visiting the School of Music must be properly supervised before and after their classes. Students should arrive at their designated music room at the scheduled start time of their class and be collected immediately after the scheduled finish time. Students and supervisors should also remain aware that the School of Music is an educational institution where students and teachers are undertaking serious study, and ensure students behave appropriately.

 

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The Open School of Music thanks it's principal funding partner artsACT.

 

Updated:  12 June 2013/Responsible Officer:  Head, School of Music/Page Contact:  Development Officer