ASQ International Music Academy 2020

...This was a most engaging performance, full of vitality, expressive intensity and a great commitment to the music, ensuring that the evening was a real joy for the audience throughout....
(Stephen Fisher, Manawatu Standard)

ASQ international Music Academy 2020 - 13-18 July

Join fellow musicians from around New Zealand and overseas for six days of stimulating and enjoyable music-making in the extensive, modern facilities of St Andrew's on the Terrace in central Wellington, New Zealand's cultural capital.

Click on the links to download the documents for the 2019 Academy: the e-flyer, the web brochure, the application form and the timetable.

The brochure and application form for the 2020 Academy will be available in February 2020.

Follow the links to watch videos of the string ensemble at the 2018 ASQ International Music Academy play works by Mozart, Elgar, Farquhar and Albinoni.

The 2020 ASQ International Music Academy will take place at St Andrew’s on the Terrace in Wellington and will begin on Monday 13 July at 9:30am. Each day, participants will be busy with chamber music coaching and rehearsals taken by members of the Aroha String Quartet. Guest tutors will direct ensembles and classes in technique and musicianship.

The ASQ International Music Academy will culminate in a participants’ concert in the wonderful acoustic of St Andrew’s on The Terrace on the evening of Saturday 18 July. There will be a tutors lunchtime concert on Wednesday 15 July.

The timetable includes time to practise, to relax and socialise with other participants and to enjoy the scenic and cultural attractions of Wellington. In the evenings, there will be time for informal concerts, workshops, and a sight-reading soiree, as well as other social events.

The ASQ International Music Academy is ideally suited to musicians with a minimum standard of Grade VI. In 2020, the focus of the Academy is again on strings and piano. Pre-formed chamber ensembles are welcome to apply. Participants not in an existing group will be organised into ensembles for coaching. Music will be sent out in advance.

Applicants who are unable to attend the whole course from 13-18 July may apply for the short courses from 13-15 July or from 16-18 July.

An informational flyer for the 2020 Academy plus the full Academy 2020 brochure, the 2020 application form and the draft 2020 Academy timetable are available for download in early 2020. Meanwhile the documents from the 2019 Academy are available below.

For further information, please contact: Cathie McCallum, ASQ International Music Academy Administrator,