What We Do

The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) is dedicated to the artistic and professional development of the country's most exceptional young musicians. ANAM's vision is to develop the country's future music leaders, distinguished by their artistic skill, imagination, courage, and their contribution to a vibrant Australian music culture.

The only institute of its kind, and one of the few in the world, ANAM is renowned for its innovation, energy and adventurous programming and is committed to pushing the boundaries of how classical music is presented and performed.

ANAM believes that a vibrant future for classical music lies in the hands of musicians who understand that historical and contemporary music are interdependent; musicians who are engaged with a broad range of styles and genres; musicians with the highest technical and musical accomplishment, but also with an understanding of the context in which the art form finds itself today and the courage and commitment to ensure its future.

ANAM in 2014

In 2014, ANAM students will work side-by-side with some of the best Australian and international artists including Simone Young (conductor), Brett Dean (viola/composer/Resident Composer), Matthew Wilkie (bassoon), David Dolan (piano), Jack Liebeck (violin), Lyndon Watts (bassoon), Olga Watts (harpsichord), Ilyich Rivas (conductor) Michael Mulcahy (trombone), Carl Rosman (clarinet), Kroumata and Speak Percussion.  These artists will join an already impressive list of Resident and Associate Faculty and Instrument Coordinators who will guide our students through a year of one-on-one lessons, masterclasses and public performances.

Take a look at the video below to hear some of our students and staff talk about what we do (Please Note: applications for 2015 have now closed).


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