The Melbourne Conservatorium Young Artists Academy (MCYAA) offers a comprehensive chamber music program for Victorian students aged 14 – 18 who display talent and ambition, and are contemplating a career in the performing arts.

We believe that highly talented young musicians should be given the opportunity to study with leading teachers in an energising and supportive Conservatorium environment. At the core of our musical focus is the development of chamber music skills, and the value those skills bring to today's young musicians. The Academy aims to foster individuality of expression and internal group communication all within fully supported musical and social contexts borne of decades of pedagogical experience.

The MCYAA program on Sundays is geared towards performance and will include masterclasses with national and international artists and regular concert performance opportunities for our students as well as lectures on various musical topics and chamber music and large ensemble tuition.

The program is aimed to complement the individual teaching that students are already receiving so students accepted into MCYAA will continue to take individual lessons with a teacher of their own choosing. For students wanting to explore University life, an additional Masterclass program is available.

The MCYAA is dedicated to fostering the young musical talent for which Melbourne is renowned, and we are excited to bring you this inaugural program of the Melbourne Conservatorium Young Artists Academy in 2021. We look forward to providing a stellar atmosphere working with the talented young musicians of Victoria.