ASQ International Music Academy 2017

...The audience could not have been more satisfied with this debut concert of the Aroha Quartet....
(Margot Hannigan, Nelson Mail)

ASQ international Music Academy 2017 - 1-6 August

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.

This year is the third ASQ International Music Academy. Last year’s course was attended by over 40 musicians from China, Australia and New Zealand. You can watch a video of the string orchestra performing at the 2015 gala concert in St Andrew's here and the 2016 Academy here.

The 2017 ASQ International Music Academy will begin on Tuesday 1 August at 9:30am. Each day from 10:00 to 4:00 participants will be busy with chamber music coaching and rehearsals taken by members of the Aroha String Quartet, and string orchestra and masterclasses led by guest tutors.

Applicants who are unable to attend the whole course may enrol for the short course in the final three days. This short course commences at 9:30am on Friday 4 August.

The ASQ International Music Academy is designed for adult non-professional and student string players and pianists of a minimum standard of Grade VI. Pre-formed chamber music groups are welcome to apply. Participants not in existing groups will be organised into chamber ensembles for coaching, with music sent out in advance where appropriate.

You can read about the tutors for the 2017 Academy in the web brochure available here or downloadable from the link below.

The ASQ International Music Academy will culminate in a participants’ concert in the wonderful acoustic of St Andrew’s on the Terrace church on Sunday 6 August at 4:00pm.

The timetable includes time to practise, relax and socialise with other participants and to enjoy the wonderful scenic and cultural attractions of the Wellington region. There will be informal concerts, a tutors' concert and social events in the evenings.

To register for the 2017 Academy applicants must complete an application form (available from this link here or below) and pay a deposit (refundable on non-acceptance). The deadline for applications is Sunday 30 April.

Fees for the Academy are:
Full Course: 1 - 6 August - $800
Short Course: 4 - 6 August - $400

Please use the links below to download our brochures and an application form. Once downloaded the application form should be completed electronically, saved and e-mailed. Please note the application form may not be able to be completed electronically using an iPad or tablet.

Academy Downloads:

For further information, please contact: Cathie McCallum, ASQ International Music Academy Administrator, +64 (0) 22 473 4082,