What We Do

The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) is dedicated to the artistic and professional development of the most exceptional young musicians from Australia and New Zealand. 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 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 2015

"The 2015 ANAM program will be an intense challenge for ANAM's young musicians.

ANAM encourages them to be open to new ideas and experiences, to discover more about repertoire – both old and new – and about themselves, and to dare to become Australian musical leaders.

Again this year ANAM is thrilled to host an exceptional array of talented faculty and visiting artists who will guide our musicians through a year of one-on-one lessons, masterclasses and public performances. Throughout 2015 ANAM will be joined by some of the best Australian and international artists including Simone Young (conductor), Emma Matthews (soprano), Shane Chen (violin), Stanley Dodds (conductor), Sara Macliver (soprano), Gail Williams (french horn), Wissam Boustany (flute), David Dolan (piano), Lisa Moore (piano), musicians from the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Wilco's Glenn Kotche (percussion), Kathryn Stott (piano) and Anthony Marwood (violin).

All of these extraordinary musicians generously share their professionalism, skills and experience with both the ANAM musicians and our audiences.

Join us on this journey in 2015."

Paul Dean  
ANAM Artistic Director

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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