Applications are open for: singer/ songwriters, traditional and new country music artists and instrumentalists.
Celebrating 18 successful years the Academy of Country Music is scheduled again in 2015. The Academy is the largest and most credible country music program for unsigned and independent artists in Australia and has resulted in many major success stories from previous Students including: Jessica Mauboy, Brooke and Samantha McClymont, Drew McAlister, Adam Eckersley, Amber Lawrence, Ashleigh Dallas, Kaylee Bell, as well as 2014 X Factor contestants The Brothers 3, Caitlyn Shadbolt and The Davidson Brothers Hamish and Lachlan.
After a highly successful transition to the summer festival period in 2014, The 2015 program will be made up of four distinct streams. Singer/songwriter streams for Junior and Senior artists, instrumental and the renowned parent stream. As always the exclusive program has limited places on offer with the Academy only offering 21 positions per stream. This is the place to be to learn all the ins and outs of the country music industry as well as fine tune your performance skills.
The Academy of Country Music’s intensive course covers every aspect of building a country music career from Songwriting through to performance, vocals, harmony singing, instrumental work, chart writing and video and record production. Students will also cover industry building modules such as digital marketing, managing your career, working with the media, social media, publishing, management, working with venues and many other aspects.
The students will be led and mentored by industry leading professionals over the course of the program and have the opportunity to bond and network with other students from all over Australia whilst perfecting their musical skills.
All students will come together on the 15th and 16th of January 2015 to showcase their talent to the industry, family and friends in the prestigious Capitol Theatre, Tamworth.
The Academy of Country Music gives vital recognition, exposure and development opportunities to Australian and New Zealand country music artists who are ready to take the next step in their career. Artists that make it through the application process are selected and judged by some of the Country Music Industry’s finest.
Artists wishing to apply to one of the streams can do so online at www.academycountrymusic.com.au. Places are filling fast.
- Junior – Under 18 (Runs over 1 week) Starts January 9th 2015.
- Senior – Over 18 (Runs over 2 weeks) Starts January 3rd 2015.
- Instrumentalists – interested in working as arrangers, producers, session players and performers in concert bands (Runs over 2 weeks) Starts January 3rd 2015.
- Parent – Accompanying a junior student at the academy (Runs over 1 week) Starts January 9th 2015.
Applications Now Open – www.academycountrymusic.com.au.