Melbourne Young Chamber Music Academy

The Melbourne Young Chamber Music Academy is a comprehensive chamber music program for Victorian students (aged 12-18) who demonstrate exceptional talent and dedication.

This highly selective academy offers young musicians the opportunity to learn from leading Melbourne Conservatorium of Music teaching staff through intensive chamber music and instrumental instruction, masterclasses, and performance opportunities.

Designed to foster exceptional chamber music skills, the Academy provides a supportive and creative environment that nurtures a lifelong passion for chamber music.

  • Students aged 12 - 18 in Victoria
  • Violin, Viola and Cello students playing at AMEB Grade 7 (or equivalent or higher)
  • Piano students playing at AMEB A.Mus.A (or equivalent)

What's Involved

Over 8 weeks, starting the week of 22nd April (School Term Two), students will attend coaching sessions one afternoon a week (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons) after school, at the Ian Potter Southbank Centre. Sessions will normally be scheduled between 4:00-7:30pm.  Each chamber group will have a weekly 60-minute coaching session, preceded by a 30-minute guided practice session in which individual students will work with the coach on a rotating basis.

The eight week program will culminate with a concert performance on Sunday 16th June.

A subsequent program for the second half of the year will be announced shortly.

How to Apply

Applications to audition are currently closed for the School Term Two program. If you would like to join the waitlist, please complete your details using the link below.

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Applicants will be invited to audition for entry into the program.

Important Information

Dates, Fees, and Venue

Teaching Staff

For enquiries regarding the Melbourne Conservatorium Young Artists Academy, please email