What We Do

“The point of difference between ANAM and other training institutions is that at ANAM, our visiting artists – all musical titans – not only instruct our musicians, they share the stage with them as colleagues. It’s an amazing opportunity and the results are extraordinary. You just have to set foot in the building to feel the energy and excitement”.  

– Nick Deutsch, ANAM Artistic Director


The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) is dedicated to the artistic and professional development of the most exceptional young classical musicians from Australia and New Zealand. It is a place in which musicians fulfil their potential as music leaders, distinguished by their skill, imagination and courage, and by their determined contribution to a vibrant music culture.

The only professional performance training institute in Australia, and one of the few in the world, ANAM is renowned for its innovation and energy, and is committed to pushing the boundaries of how music is presented and performed. ANAM musicians learn and transform through public performance in venues across Australia, sharing the stage with their peers and the world’s finest artists.

During the year, ANAM invites an impressive list of national and international guest artists to work with their musicians and artists to present over 180 events including concerts, masterclasses and discussions.

With an outstanding track record of success, ANAM alumni regularly receive major national and international awards, and are currently working in orchestras and chamber ensembles around the world, performing as soloists, and contributing to educating the next generation of musicians.

ANAM aims to inspire these future music leaders and encourages audiences to share the journey.

“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.”

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