The ANU School of Music plays a key role as a cultural catalyst within its community and region, and prides itself on its strong and productive partnerships with external music organisations - locally, nationally and internationally. We invite you to join our musical community, and welcome your suggestions, comments and questions.
Capital Jazz Project
For the second year running, The Street Theatre and ANU School of Music produced the highly successful Capital Jazz Project - increasingly one of Canberra's landmark music events. Over ten days, this midwinter celebration of jazz featured international, interstate and home-grown stars from across the generations, including two artists-in-residence – the legendary Bennie Maupin and the inimitable Joe Chindamo, who shared with ANU students their search for new ways to make music and exciting collaborations.
Rhythm 'n' Blooms, Floriade 2010
Once again the ANU School of Music presented a series of concerts throughout Floriade beginning with a showcase concert on Saturday 11th September on Stage 88. Every weekday at 12.30pm the School presented a lunchtime concert, follwed by the Finale on Saturday 9th September featuring jazz legend Vince Jones.
View the full program of concerts photos
Rhythm 'n' Blooms, Floriade 2009
As part of Floriade 2009, the ANU School of Music presented Rhythm ’n’ Blooms – a lunchtime concert series on Stage 88, most weekdays during Floriade at 12.30pm. A comprehensive program of events showcasing the talented staff and students from the School, from jazz to classical, from solos to ensembles.
View the full program of concerts and photos
Music Engagement Program (MEP)
Through its teacher programs, outreach concerts, shared goals, shared repertoire, school-to-school and school-to-community activities, the MEP encourages music-making as a part of the normal social and cultural lives of all participants, regardless of age or skill level. Read more about outreach and community engagement on the MEP Page.
Instrumental Workshops at High Schools and Colleges
In 2009 the ANU School of Music together with the Canberra Girls' Grammar School offered a series of educational and outreach programs with great success. Coordinated by Arnan Wiesel, the Workshop, Lecture and Concert series continued in 2010, covering a range of instruments and styles of music and involving many of the ANU School of Music staff.
2010 saw the beginning of a new workshop and concert series with Radford College. Various staff from the ANU School of Music attended the College to give workshops with music students culminating in student concerts.
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T: +61 2 6125 4878
ArtSound FM Series
A series of 10 programs with staff and students from the ANU School of Music is currently being broadcast on ARTSOUND.
The series include 5 staff programs with School of Music senior Lecturers - Tim Kain, Alice Giles and Arnan Wiesel. Students programs include interviews and the performance of solo, chamber music and vocal works.
For more information contact:
T: +61 2 6125 4878
666 ABC Canberra Radio
Tune in every Friday on the Drive Show with Louise Maher between 3pm and 6pm to hear School of Music staff talk about our latest events and concerts.
Touring regional NSW in 2010, this dynamic group gave workshops on composition and arranging for ensembles. Students learned how to conduct and compose a piece in two hours and then have it performed by a professional ensemble. The also enjoyed a concert from the musicians themselves - Joshua McHugh (piano), James Larsen (cello), Hayley Bullock (violin) and Rachel Howie (flute). Workshops and Concerts will be held in Cooma, Batemans Bay, Bega, and Bundanoon.
Goulburn Regional Conservatorium
In August 2009 The ANU School of Music collaborated with the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium School Music Days. Over 2,000 Primary and High school students attended workshops and presentations by School of Music staff and students. Presentations included:
- Alan Hicks and students from the Voice area presented an Opera presentation.
- Alice Giles and Liena Lacey gave a Harp presentation
- Gary France and percussion students
- Arnan Wiesel and piano students and Olle Palmquist presented a Rhythm workshop.
Susan West presented a workshop for music teachers.
The DRUMatiX Percussion Group
DRUMatiX is the resident percussion ensemble at the Australian National University School of Music, comprised of percussion students studying at the ANU. It is an ensemble dedicated to presenting the rich and diverse repertoire written exclusively for percussion. DRUMatiX have won numerous national prizes for their presentation of percussion music across all genres including a Canberra Critics Circle Award in 2004. Under the direction of Gary France the ANU Percussion program has hosted and convened numerous international symposiums, master schools and conferences.
DRUMatiX conducted a highly successful Concert Tour of the South Coast NSW (11th – 14th September, 2009), with a residence at the Nowra Anglican College and performances at the Saphire Coast Music Society, Narooma High School Auditorium and the Montague Choristers Visiting Artists Program in the Wolumla Community Centre.
Australian Talented Youth Project
The Seven Harp Ensemble (SHE) directed by Alice Giles, Head of Harp at the School of Music, presented a series of workshops in 2010 in various Regional Conservatoriums including: Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Bathurst and Orange. These workshops were presented as part of a NSW tour which launched the new SHE CD. The Seven Harp Ensemble members are former students at the School of Music.
The new ANU School of Music Streaming Sounds initiative began with the highly successful live streamed concert Clarinet.Ballistix. Over 600 people attended the Llewellyn Hall live concert, with 550 national and international viewers logging in live on the day. Since the concert many thousands more across many countries have logged on to watch the performance online, and visit our 'Behind the Scenes' website. Visit the Streaming Sound webpage
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