The ANAM Professional Performance Program (PPP) is a 12-month non-accredited program, designed to meet the optimum developmental requirements of each individual musician. On successful completion of the year’s activities, musicians may reapply (annually) for a maximum of two years’ further study.
The ANAM Professional Performance Program is comprised of the following key areas:
- Studio and Solo Performance
- Chamber Music Performance
- Ensemble and Orchestral Performance
- Musician Enhancement Program:
- Musicians Health and Performance Support
- Professional Development
- Community Engagement
ANAM PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
STUDIO AND SOLO PERFORMANCE
First year musicians are entitled to the following activities throughout each ANAM semester:
Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano - 32 hours per semester
Other instruments - 19 hours per semester
Up to 14 90-minute Instrument Classes (excluding piano and percussion).
Each ANAM Musician is expected to attend all Section Classes (strings/winds/piano/brass/percussion). The content of each class will be confirmed for each semester prior to the semester’s commencement.
Performance Class provides the opportunity for musicians to perform repertoire for their peers in a simulated concert environment, stage managed by their colleagues. Faculty members provide verbal feedback after each Performance Class.
Public and In-House Masterclasses are scheduled throughout the ANAM program year presented by some of the world’s great instrumentalists and ensembles. Previous artists include, James Ehnes, Imogen Cooper, Li-Wei Qin, Geraldine Walther, David Cooper, Carl Rosman, Steve Schick and Paul Merkelo.
Each musician enrolled in the Program is required to present one 50-minute public recital each year.
Please note: Musicians enroled in the ANAM/Griffith University Master of Music (Research) will present two public recitals in their first year of study: a 45-minute recital in June, and a 60-minute recital in October. Visit the ANAM/Griffith University Master of Music (Research) webpage for more information.
All musicians must enter the annual concerto competition at least once during their time at ANAM. The Concerto Competition Final is performed with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra at Federation Concert Hall, Hobart and broadcast live nationally on ABC Classic FM.
CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE
CHAMBER MUSIC PROGRAM
Enabling a culture of chamber music making across the ANAM cohort each musician will be allocated an ensemble at the start of the year that will receive coaching up to three 1.5 hours a week in Term 1. Performance opportunities will be provided throughout the year. The aim is for every musician to be equipped with the skills to rehearse and operate in an ensemble, hone their aural awareness, and utilise these ensemble skills when performing across all situations.
CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION
All musicians are required to participate in ANAM’s annual Chamber Music Competition. Ensembles selected for the Semi Finals will perform their complete chamber work in a public performance with three ensembles then being selected to perform at the Chamber Music Competition Final at ANAM, broadcast live on 3MBS FM.
ENSEMBLE AND ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE
All musicians will be rostered into large ensemble and orchestral performances throughout the ANAM year. These will include concerts presented by ANAM and also concerts presented in partnership with major performing organisations including the Melbourne Recital Centre, as part of its Mostly Mozart Series; with Musica Viva Australia at its Huntington Festival, and performances presented as ‘side-by-side’ projects including the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Orchestral performance skills will also be developed in section classes, through readings of orchestral repertoire, and audition training.
MUSICIAN ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
The Musician Enhancement Program comprises of the following elements:
The ANAM Choir has been established as a regular activity within the ANAM program, under the direction of Richard Gill AO. This element of the Musician Enhancement Program spans the course of musical development by way of vocal tradition from the beginnings of Gregorian Chant, through early polyphony and beyond. ANAM Choir has a focus on aural training, the historical development of music, and a study of some of the seminal works in music history.
MUSICIANS’ HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE SUPPORT
ANAM continues its Musicians’ Health and Performance Support program by recognising the challenge of maintaining a healthy mind and body as a performer. The Program caters for specific instrumental issues, and with a broad spectrum of ideas regarding the physical and mental implications of being a professional musician in the 21st century. The program aims to arm musicians with the tools to deal with the preparation and on-going care of a musicians’ mind and body, the tools to deal with pain and injury, and performance anxiety that may arise during your performing careers. The course draws strongly on the experience and knowledge of leading Practitioners and Specialists in their fields.
Providing information and instruction in a range of areas that are important to any career in the performing arts from acknowledged authorities in the field including career options for life after ANAM.
First Year Program: In-Schools Performances
Led by Karen Kyriakou, ANAM Music and Community Educator, the In-Schools Performance Program sees first year ensembles developing a 30-minute interactive ‘schools’ performance and presenting it in local junior and senior schools.
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