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 Australian Conducting Academy Brisbane Spring Module scheduled for 2020 will be held in 2021.
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
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).
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.