For the past decade, the University of Tasmania’s Conservatorium of Music has delivered the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute (AISOI) – a two-week intensive program regarded nationally for its innovative structure and professional delivery.
AISOI’s alumni can be found in the finest orchestras across the nation and the world. Through these ties, the Conservatorium of Music and the University’s standing in classical music circles has been firmly established.
We will maintain our commitment to the delivery of world-class classical music education with strength provided by relationships such as we have with world-renowned Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) and University/Conservatorium of Music master conductor, also recently appointed as TSO Principal Guest Conductor from 2018, Johannes Fritzsch.
However, at this time, the Conservatorium’s leaders believe the time is right to refocus the institution’s efforts in building capacity within Tasmania, through greater collaboration with the TSO and Tasmanian Youth Orchestra.
The Conservatorium of Music is strongly placed within Tasmania’s broader cultural resurgence and is now readying for the delivery of the visionary $96 million Hedberg centre for music and performing arts.
We see a future in which the Conservatorium maintains a strong commitment to traditional forms while building distinctiveness in emerging fields, and between and across academic disciplines.
We would like to take this opportunity to honour the considerable achievements of the AISOI, and thank its guest conductors and participants for their contribution to its success.
Professor Kit Wise
Director and Head of School
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Associate Professor Andrew Legg
Director, Conservatorium of Music
Deputy Head, Tasmanian College of the Arts (TCotA)