AUSTRALIAN CONDUCTING ACADEMY

The Australian Conducting Academy (ACA) is open to Australian and New Zealand permanent residents and plays a vital role in nourishing talented emerging conductors, and supports graduates in building substantial careers both in Australia and internationally.

The next ACA Summer School is tentatively planned for 2022 in Hobart.

Learn more about the role of ACA pianists Karen Smithies & Jennifer Marten-Smith in this interview with Director Johannes Fritzsch and Karen Smithies

Left: Johannes Fritzsch Principal Guest Conductor. Top row,L to R: Andrew Gorch; Benjamin Crocker; Jen Winley; Daniel Cooper. Bottom row, L to R: Vivian Horn; Evan Lawson; Sam Weller; Patrick Brennan.

Australian Conducting Academy 2020 Summer School participants: Patrick Brennan (NSW), Daniel Cooper (New Zealand), Benjamin Crocker (NSW), Andrew Groch (SA), Vivian Horn (VIC), Evan Lawson (VIC), Sam Weller (NSW), and Jen Winley (WA).

Emilia Bertolini

Soprano Emilia Bertolini  joined participants and TSO musicians at the 2020 Summer School to sing arias by Mozart and Nicolai courtesy of the Melba Opera Trust. Emilia is the 2020 holder of Melba Opera Trust’s John & Elizabeth Wright-Smith Scholarship and the Paulette Bisley Opera Scholarship.

Image
Image
Image
Image