Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Southbank Campus
Do something you love this summer! Bring your instrument and join more than 600 of your fellow musicians for a fun week of rehearsals, workshops and performances.
Our 2019 Summer School combines high standard music-making, creativity, exploration and personal development.
Work with some of Victoria’s best conductors and tutors to discover a stimulating range of musical and social activities in a fun and collaborative atmosphere. Summer School isn’t just about developing your technique and expanding your repertoire knowledge. It’s about opening your mind to a whole different sphere of music-making and creating new and exciting musical experiences.
There are daily opportunities to extend yourself through workshops and group activities to advance your performance skills in our informal lunchtime concerts. Summer School culminates with ensemble showcases and concerts at the Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre, and Melbourne Recital Centre, highlighting the week’s achievements.
Things could get silly this year when classical parody duo TwoSet Violin join us for a day of comic relief for the MYO Summer School TwoSet Takeover.
If you’re a regional Victorian student aged 12-17 years you can even stay the whole week at our Summer School Residential Camp.
Start 2019 with a fun week of music-making and be inspired for the year ahead!
|SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA||Carolyn Watson||*AMEB Grade 8+|
|YOUNG MANNHEIM SYMPHONISTS||ARCO||*AMEB Grade 8+|
|PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA||Malcolm Yuen||*AMEB Grade 5-7|
|PAGANINI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA||Amberley Bremner||*AMEB Grade 5-7|
|STRING ORCHESTRA||Ben Castle||*AMEB Grade 4-5|
|SINFONIETTA||Hamish Paterson||*AMEB Grade 2-3|
|CAMERATA||Tania Casey||*AMEB Grade 1-2|
|SYMPHONIC WIND BAND||Rob McWilliams||*AMEB Grade 7+|
|CONCERT BAND||Joe O’Callaghan||*AMEB Grade 5-6|
|INTERMEDIATE BAND||Jenny Going||*AMEB Grade 3-4|
|JUNIOR BAND||Erin Ellenburg||*AMEB Grade 1-2|
|BIG BAND||Andrew Mott||*AMEB Grade 5+|
|JAZZ IMPROVISATION||Steve Sedergreen and Mal Sedergreen||*AMEB Grade 5+|
|CONDUCTOR DEVELOPMENT||Brett Kelly||Recommended ages 20-30|
|ARTS ADMINISTRATION||Laura Holian||Recommended ages 18-30|
*NOTE: AMEB levels indicated are not a formal requirement, but provided as a guide to the skills required.
PROGRAM FEE $590.00* ($540.00* for additional siblings)
ARTS ADMINISTRATION FEE: $220.00*
*All fees are inclusive of a $50 non-refundable administration fee.
Please note that payment in full is required upon submission of the application form and must be received by MYO by the closing date of Friday 7 September.
Please have the following information on hand before applying for Summer School ensembles:
– Details of your most recently completed examination on your nominated instrument/s (exam system (e.g. AMEB), result, month and year of completion).
– Details of the current instrumental exam/s you are preparing for (exam system (e.g. AMEB), grade, anticipated completion date (approximate month and year)).
– Note that if you have not completed exams on your nominated instrument/s and are not planning to, please consult with your instrumental teacher for your current equivalent AMEB grade.
– Any additional information required for a specific ensemble or program will be detailed on the relevant page.