Focus area - Classical
Classical music students have an extraordinary opportunity to experience and perform some of the finest repertoire from a number of different periods. AICM staff will structure your program of study through the selection of appropriate repertoire and technical material that will provide the foundation for ongoing instrumental and musical growth. You will also have the chance to take advantage of a range of performance opportunities as a soloist and in a variety of ensemble combinations.
Arranging & Orchestrating
This will provide students with the knowledge of range, techniques and playing capabilities from orchestral sections, jazz ensemble and choir, as well as the elements and processes of arranging.
Students gain the historical, theoretical, analytical knowledge and practical elements of conducting techniques, with a strong focus on actual conducting assessments with various size ensembles.
This gives students a comprehensive understanding of Indigenous and fusional music styles including: Taiko, Shakuhachi and religions of Japan, China Ghuzen and notation, Indonesian Gamelan Orchestra, Turkish Darabuka, and Flamenco.
Students will be given an understanding of various aspects of the piano teaching profession including: personal relationships, equipment needs, business practices and studio management. They will also receive an overview of current teaching methods, learning theories and styles.