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The Music Academy replicates various elements of the Music Conservatorium model to support and enrich our finest musicians throughout their time at Camberwell Grammar School. This support is personalised and calibrated for the individual needs of each Academy student. Academy events include masterclasses with the finest musicians from Australia and all around the world, performance classes, assistance with managing performance anxiety and preparation with competitions, auditions and a musical life beyond school. From July, the Music Academy will run a Conservatorium-style course during the Friday Activities timeslot, from 2.45pm to 4.00pm. During the Friday Activity program, there will be a number of events and classes such as repertoire class, technical workshops, orchestral excerpt preparation, chamber music rehearsals, workshops on performance anxiety, information sessions and preparation for VCE, historically informed performance workshops (HIP), support with practise methods, general masterclasses and lectures. There will be occasions where students will use this time to practise. 

The Music Academy holds a number of events throughout the year that are open to everyone in the Camberwell Grammar community. All students and parents are welcome to attend performances and masterclasses by visiting artists.

Visiting Artists for 2019 include the Australian String Quartet, esteemed pianist Daniel de Bora, Kenneth Broburg, Silver Medalist in the Van Cliburn Piano Competition, Geoff Payne, celebrated retired Principal Trumpet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Carla Blackwood, lecturer of Horn, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music among many other fine musicians from Australia and around the world. The rest of this article can be viewed in the latest edition of Spectemur, click here to view.

Ms Rachel Atkinson, Head of the Music Academy