ANAM moves to Abbotsford Convent

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Two people playing orchestral instruments including a double bass with smiles on their faces
ANAM Orchestra by Cameron Jamieson

After a pre COVID move from South Melbourne Town Hall, their home of many years, the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) is excited to be a part of the creative community here in the City of Yarra and are offering City of Yarra residents* free ANAMates memberships!

ANAM is dedicated to training the most exceptional young musicians from Australia and New Zealand.

ANAM musicians fly between the stage and the studio; performing in over 180 events each year, receiving more than 60 hours of one-on-one training and hundreds of hours of coaching from an esteemed Faculty and impressive list of national and international guest artists. From taking meditation classes, singing Bach chorales, laying down a concerto, or building a buzz around their forthcoming gig, to learning how to work a scale, work a fugue, work a room, or work towards securing a vibrant future for classical music. They find themselves sitting cross-legged on the floor with a class of local third graders one day, to performing with the world’s finest artists on stages all across the country the next.

With an outstanding track record of success, ANAM alumni work in orchestras and chamber ensembles around the world, perform as soloists, contribute to educating the next generation of musicians, and win major national and international awards.

As an ANAMates member you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Free entry to events including ANAM Recitals, Soundbites, Masterclasses and Discussions
  • Discounted tickets
  • Invitations to ANAMates-only events such as open rehearsals
  • Member emails with behind-the-scenes updates and online content

ANAM musicians perform in over 180 public events each year alongside an impressive list of national and international guest musicians. Performance and event details are released periodically throughout the year with Term two events now open for bookings.



City of Yarra is happy to welcome the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) to the Abbotsford Convent.

*limit of two free memberships per household


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