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.

We are thrilled that ACA activities will resume in April 2022. Due to ongoing disruption resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, 2022 will be a transition year and participation in the ACA program will be by invitation only.
An open application process will recommence during 2022. Successful applicants will be invited to take part in an expanded ACA program beginning in 2023. More details will be available in March 2022.

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