Junior Con | Accelerate! Strings

Event details


Date and time

  • 10 May - 7 Jun 2019, 5-7pm


  • Anyone who likes music
  • Community
  • A secondary school student in Year 10
  • A secondary school student in Year 11
  • A secondary school student in Year 12


  • Email by Wednesday 10 April 2019
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Accelerate! Strings

UWA Elite Performance Program

Accelerate! is UWA’s elite string training program designed for string players in years 10-12, who are looking to take their playing to the next level!

Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with acclaimed educator and Chair of Strings Suzanne Wijsman and Simon Lee Foundation Musician in Residence and Concertmaster of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Shaun Lee-Chen, as well as some very special guests!

The program will include a wide-range of practical activities including workshops and masterclasses where participants will receive expert individualised input on performance, performance skills and general musicianship.

“I ended up getting 100% for the practical segment of my exam and I think that the [Accelerate] program really helped me get there.” - 2018 Accelerate Student

Who is the program for?
The program is intended for string (violin, viola, cello and double bass) and piano students in years 10–12, who are currently performing at AMEB Grade 7 or above (or equivalent). The program is ideal for those undertaking WACE/ATAR Music, although enrolment in those programs is not essential.

Places are strictly limited and entry is via audition. Full scholarships are provided so there is no cost to participants.

Application deadline: Wednesday 10 April
Auditions: Monday 15 April, 4-7pm
Session Dates: Fridays 5-7pm 
Term 2 dates: 10 May, 17 May, 31 May, 7 Jun)
Term 3 dates: To be advised

Fee - free

Contact details: [email protected]