Education

The Mackay Chamber Music Festival is committed to music education in the region, with multiple workshops and masterclasses taking place around the festival.

Sunday 19 July, 9:00am
Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music
Boundary Road, Ooralea

Local piano and strings students are invited to apply for masterclasses with some of Australia’s finest classical musicians.

If you’d like to develop your skills as a musician and instrumentalist, these masterclasses are the perfect opportunity! Our festival artists are some of the best musicians and educators in the country, and will facilitate masterclasses which will focus on efficiency of playing, technique, musicality, practise techniques and address any issues or questions you might have.

We look forward to working with you!

Information for applicants

Please note that preference is given to those that apply early, and if your application is unable to be scheduled, it is by no means an indication or reflection of your abilities, but rather due to the complications of scheduling as many participants as possible. For example, higher graded students generally require more time with the facilitator, and therefore the remaining time will be lessened. We encourage you to apply as early as possible, to increase chances of being accepted. Places are strictly limited, and you will be advised if your application is successful in due course.

We will use TryBooking as our application platform, and payment is due at the time of application. When purchasing your ticket, you will be asked to advise your name, instrument, approximate AMEB grade and proposed repertoire. If your repertoire is yet to be decided, please write TBC.

If we cannot accomodate your participation, we will give contact you to give you the option to refund your application fee in full, or place you on a wait list, or give you the option of changing your ticket to an observation ticket, and will refund $10.

Information for observers and parents

Observation tickets are available, but please note – piano and string sessions are being held concurrently. If you wish to observe some of both, please feel free – the sessions will be held in the same building. Parents can observe their children free of charge, and holders of the Whole Weekend Package have observation included in their ticket.

Registration and Tickets for the masterclasses will go on sale in May.