Music Performance is a core component included in the daily life of students and academic staff at the ANU School of Music. Studying music at the ANU School of Music involves a total immersion into the full spectrum of musical genres including classical, jazz, contemporary popular and world musics. Students interact with world-renowned staff on a daily basis discovering performance practice though an emphasis on developing their own style as a chamber and solo musician.
Studying Performance at the ANU School of Music includes:
Convenor of Performance: Dr Paul McMahon
Students participate regularly in ANU faculty led ensembles. ANU Flagship ensembles provide research led mentorship by distinguished musicians who make music alongside students. ANU ensembles present the rich diversity of musical expression through national capital performances as well touring regionally and nationally.
Ensemble opportunities are for all members of the ANU community, whether they be staff, students, or visitors.
Students who are majoring in performance at the ANU School of Music have access to a performance major of unparalleled flexibility and generosity through our Professional Development Allowance (PDA). In addition, the School offers more one-to-one teaching than any other comparable tertiary undergraduate course in the country. Through the Performance Development Allowance, students are able to tailor a program of practical instruction best suited to their individual needs and goals.
Areas of study include Classical Guitar, Classical Keyboard, Drums and Percussion, Jazz, Popular and Contemporary Music, Strings, Voice, Woodwind and Brass.
Students participate in a wide range of instrument specific weekly classes which focus on genre specifics. Weekly Performance Seminars include:
- Wind and Brass
- Vocal (Classical)
- Vocal (Jazz/Contemporary/Rhythm Section)
Each week students attend a 1.5 -hour Concert Practice. This specialty performance tutorial provides musicians with the opportunity to perform in front of an audience, assisting them to hone their performance skills while receiving critical feedback from the academic staff. Concert Practice includes all genres of music, providing a platform for deep appreciation of all music.
Facilities: Practice Rehearsal and Performance rooms
The ANU School of Music is proud to offer flexibility of practice with a wide range of Swipe Access practice rooms, ensemble rooms, special purpose rooms and performance spaces. All facilities are interconnected to the ACT’s premier performance concert hall, Llewellyn Hall. All venues are equipped with WiFi access, sound systems and other equipment, to ensure that students have the widest range of facilities to assist them in their learning journey.