READ the ACA Showcase Concert program HERE.

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra hosted the second Australian Conducting Academy Summer School from January 24 to February 1, 2019. Under the leadership of Course Director and TSO Principal Guest Conductor Johannes Fritzsch, students benefited from rehearsals with pianists as well as six orchestra calls with the TSO over the course of the school.

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

2019 Participants: 

Nicholas Bochner (Melbourne), Benjamin Crocker (Sydney), Vivian Horn (Melbourne), Riley O’Doherty (Hobart), Stefanie Smith (Brisbane), Leonard Weiss (Canberra), Sam Weller (Sydney), Scott Wilson (UK)


Harry Ward violin soloist
Jennifer Marten-Smith Pianist
Karen Smithies Pianist
Dennis Clare Mime Artist
Dr Arjun von Caemmerer Iyengar Yoga Instructor
Jane Edwards Public Speaking
Simon Rogers Director, Artistic Planning, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra