Melbourne Youth Orchestras (MYO) and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) are working in collaboration to improve music education and learning outcomes for Victorian students. This initiative has been designed to help MYO students excel in VCE Music and prepare for tertiary study.

We all know that Year 12 can be challenging time for students, so let us relieve some of the pressure and help to extend your music studies.

Audition early for the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

MCM will be holding early auditions for MYO students, for provisional acceptance into the Melbourne Con. You’ll still need a good ATAR score but rest easy knowing your audition for entry to the Con is done and dusted.

Prelude Workshop Series

Throughout the year, MYO students in years 10, 11 and 12 will benefit from a series of workshops with renowned Melbourne Conservatorium of Music faculty and invited guests. Register for these workshops and gain access to world-class teaching and support.

9 March 2019
Workshop One: Managing Performance Anxiety
Dr Margaret Osborne, Lecturer in Music (Performance Science), Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

6 April 2019
Workshop Two: Motivational strategies to achieve your personal best
A/Prof Don Immel, Head of Brass, MCM; Mr David Griffiths, Senior Lecturer in Clarinet, MCM; Ms Carla Blackwood, Lecturer in French Horn, MCM

8 June 2019
Workshop Three: Recital/concert practice and preparation 1
A/Prof Curt Thompson, Head of Strings, MCM; Mr Peter Neville, Head of Percussion, MCM

13 July 2019
Workshop Four: Practice Strategies and Lifestyle Habits that contribute to Successful Musical Performance.
Professor Aaron Williamon, Director of the Centre for Performance Science, Royal College of Music, London
Brad Merrick, Senior Lecturer in Performance Teaching, MCM
Paul Evans, Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology, UNSW

31 August 2019
Workshop Five: Careers in music and what you can do with a music degree
Ms Susan De Weger, Lecturer in Music (Entrepreneurship), MCM

21 September 2019
Workshop Six: Recital/concert practice and preparation 2
Mr Derek Jones, Head of Woodwind, MCM; A/Prof Robert Nairn, Double Bass, MCM; Mr Markiyan Melnychenko, Lecturer in Violin, MCM

All workshops will be held from 9am-12.30pm in the Prudence Myer Studio of the Ian Potter Southbank Centre at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Southbank Campus.

Workshops are open to school students in years 10 to 12 who are members of the MYO 2019 Ensemble Program.