ASQ International Music Academy 2018

...I couldn’t really hope to hear a more engaging, more deeply touching, and more understanding reading of this incredible music. Very great honour to the Aroha Quartet and to Andrew Joyce for giving us such a memorable experience....
(Peter Mechen - Middle C)

ASQ international Music Academy 2018 - 23-28 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 Academy e-flyer, the full brochure, the application form and a timetable.

Follow the links here to see videos of the string ensemble at the 2017 ASQ International Music Academy play works by Lilburn, Vivaldi, Sibelius, and Mendelssohn.

The 2018 ASQ International Music Academy will take place at St Andrew’s on the Terrace in Wellington and will begin on Monday 23 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 masterclasses.

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 28 July. There will be two public lunchtime concerts: a participants concert on Wednesday 25 July and a tutors concert on Thursday 26 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 and workshops as well as other social events.

The ASQ International Music Academy is ideally suited to musicians with a minimum standard of Grade VI. In 2018, 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 23–28 July may apply for the short course from 26–28 July, beginning at 9:30am on Thursday 26 July. A maximum of three pianists will be accepted, for the full course only.

An informational flyer, the full Academy 2018 brochure, application form and draft timetable are available for download from the links below.

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