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, 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 2016

"I am very excited to be launching into a partnership with ANAM's amazing faculty, extraordinary young musicians and a roster of guest artists that would be the envy or any organisation, anywhere.

From the Italian Baroque to the European Avant-Garde; Beethoven and Crumb to Schoenberg and Brahms; the voices of Sara Macliver singing Vivaldi and Lisa Gasteen singing Mahler.

Bringing it all to life, a host of guest musicians from across the planet will be converging on the South Melbourne Town Hall in vast numbers to create a remarkable experience with and for and by our young musicians.

The quality, range and unrelenting pace of passionate music making at ANAM is extraordinary. 

I can't wait to get started!" - Nick Deutsch, Artistic Director



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