SCHOOL PROGRAM ACMS Weekend Workshop is an intensive non-residential program for chamber ensembles, including tutorials with an internationally recognised faculty: Rachael Beesley, Keith Crellin OAM, Sharon Grigoryan and Dean Newcomb.
The weekend will culminate with an informal performance.
DATE / TIME Friday 29 October to Sunday 31 October 2021. There will be a short introductory session from 7 to 9.30pm on the Friday evening. On Saturday and Sunday, sessions will run from 9.30am each day and conclude at approximately 6pm. All participants are invited to an optional dinner on Saturday night for those who wish to attend.
LOCATION Concordia College Music Centre, Winchester Street, Highgate, SA 5063 (Enter off Balmoral St)
ELIGIBILITY ACMS Weekend Workshop is open to chamber musicians over the age of 18. In 2021 we are seeking applications from string players, wind players and pre-formed ensembles. Groups involving piano are invited to contact us before registering. There is no specific minimum standard of proficiency but participants should have experience in performing chamber music repertoire and be comfortable with sight reading. Musicians are encouraged to apply as a pre-formed ensemble (trios, quartets, quintets) though some places may be made available to individual applicants who will be allocated to an appropriate group. COST The registration fee for ACMS Weekend Workshop is due with your application by 13 September 2021.
Standard fee $ 280 (per person) Tertiary students * $ 150 (per person)
* A discounted fee is offered to full time tertiary students or recent graduates intending to pursue a career in music. Please provide appropriate details on your application form.
REGISTRATIONS Download and complete the Registration form. Registrations close on 13 September 2021.
MEALS ACMS Weekend Workshop is non-residential. Catered lunches and morning teas on Saturday and Sunday are included in the registration fee. There will be an optional dinner on the Saturday night at your expense.
CONCERT All participating ensembles will perform in an informal concert to fellow participants on the final afternoon of the school.
COVID-19 The weekend workshop will be run under the requirements of the State Government and Concordia College. All participants and staff will be required to adhere to ACMS’s Covid-Safe-Plan.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ACMS 2021 is limited to 8 ensembles which is approximately 32 participants. Preference will be given to fully formed ensembles, the suitability of your instrument, the balance of ensembles / instruments and the date on which we receive your registration payment. Places are expected to fill quickly. If you register as an individual, (not as part of a fully formed ensemble), we will do our best to allocate you to a group of a similar standard, however this cannot be guaranteed.
Decisions on applications will be made by ACMS staff after all registrations have been received. We will inform you by 20 September 2021 whether or not your application has been successful. If you are unsuccessful, we will refund your registration fee in full.
If for any reason you have to withdraw from the School after your application has been accepted, we will refund your registration fee you have made, provided that a suitable replacement participant can be found. If no suitable substitute can be found, the refund will be reduced to 50%.