Summer Music School

2018 Summer Music School

From 8 – 19 January over 400 ACT students will have the opportunity to work in a fun, engaging, creative and educative environment with leading professional musicians at the Young Music Society’s 49th annual Summer Music School. While no prior musical experience is necessary, students who do have music skills will also be catered for. All students will be engaged in a wide range of activities that develop their personal skills in small and large groups.

The Summer Music School is divided into 4 levels designed to meet the needs of each specific age group:

The Junior Music School is for students going into Yrs K-1 in 2018, who will explore new musical horizons through musical, theatrical and physical game play.

The Primary Music School offers students going into Years 2 – 4 in 2018, a broad range of musical, creative and educational experiences and a chance to try out a new musical instrument from a choice of violin, cello, guitar, keyboard, tiger oboe, drumming, ukulele, voice, clarinet and recorder.

Senior School offers students  going into Years 5 – 12 in 2018, the opportunity to develop their own musical skills and to participate in a wide range of arts related activities ranging  from Music-Theatre, song-writing to photography. They will also have  the chance  to explore a new instrument choosing from flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, violin, cello, double bass, ukulele, drum kit, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitar, and for those that make none of these choices, there is a Music Theatre option.

The Advanced Music Program (AMEB Grade 5+ , 14 – 21 years)  is designed for young musicians with advanced musical skills on their instrument who would be challenged by best -performance-practice, composition, improvisation and other arts related activities – all under the tutelage of some of Australia’s leading musicians and teachers.

Don’t miss out on what will be an exceptional summer with the 2018 Young Music Society’s Summer Music School – an opportunity for all students to explore and develop their inner musician!

More detailed information HERE

General Information

DATES            Monday 8 January to Friday 19 January 2018 (weekdays)

TIMES             9:00am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday (includes 15 minute recess and 45 minute lunch)   (drop off after 8:30am) An After-School Extension Program until 5.30pm is available for Primary-school-aged children for an additional cost per child per week.

PLACE            Canberra Girls Grammar School, Melbourne Ave. Deakin

CONTACTS    Phone – (02) 6251 8017;

The YMS Summer Music School is a 2 week non-residential program focusing on music and performing arts.    The school caters for 400 students with four different programs tailored to meet the needs of students who have no previous musical experience, alongside students who are high musical achievers:

The fees are:

2018 Family Membership $30
First Child Summer School Fee $TBA
Second/Subsequent Child Fee $TBA
Instrument Hire (if required) $55/child per instrument


The Young Music Society is Registered Care for the Child Care Benefit. For further information about Registered Care, see here

Proudly supported by the Canberra Girls Grammar School Music Academy