ACO Academy is an essential experience for any talented young string player who wants to be challenged and inspired. Led by violinist Aiko Goto, this annual program brings string players from across Australia together for an intensive week of workshops with ACO musicians. Participants build on technical skills, accuracy, ensemble playing, leading an communicating, and performance style.
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- Week-long chamber orchestra rehearsals
- Quartet rehearsals and concert
- An in-depth look into the life of a musician and a presentation from ACO administrative staff about pathways in performance and music management
- A live public performance on the mainstage
ACO Academy Dates
The ACO Academy dates vary each year based on the July school holidays. This year the program will run from July 5 - 9, 2021.
With up to 30 participants each year, we provide up to six scholarships for those in need, giving all talented students the opportunity to be involved.
ACO Academy Leader, Aiko Goto
Academy really felt like a family, not by the end, but by the third hour, with all the pros and admin staff providing a space and atmosphere where we could all unwind, and play some amazing music- Jonathan Bruhl, ACO Academy Participant