This program is for students in years 11 and 12 in government, independent and Catholic schools and colleges who demonstrate significant skills in music performance or composition. The program is at Diploma level and provides significant challenges for young musicians. The course coordinator is Assoc. Prof. Andrew Legg (Program Director, Conservatorium of Music) and is managed by Frank Bansel and Brian West (Lecturers – Music Education Programs).
This program is available to all students in State, Independent and Catholic schools and colleges that undertake a music theatre production, who participate on stage in a dramatic, singing or choreographic role or who play in the orchestra/band. Schools and Colleges apply to participate in this program and usually conduct an audition process. Selection for enrolment is based upon the student’s perceived capacity to work at the required standard and admission is formally supported by the teaching staff and Director.
Course Coordinator is Assoc. Prof. Andrew Legg (Program Director, Conservatorium of Music) and is managed by Frank Bansel and Brian West (Lecturers – Music Education Programs).
The program aims to recognise and accredit high achievement in musical theatre performance for which little extrinsic reward currently exists. It recognises and seeks to enhance the high standard of senior secondary theatre music productions by supporting them financially and artistically (for example, by providing opportunities for master classes undertaken by music theatre professionals).
The UTAS College project is providing a forum for the wider discussion of university preparation and pathways including raising aspirations of school students to attend university and an opportunity to further develop future preparation and pathways initiatives. It is also providing an opportunity to emphasise the University of Tasmania’s commitment to work in partnership with the wider community.
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
22 February, 2013