5 days


Autumn 12 – 16 April 2021
Winter 5 – 9 July 2021
Spring 20 – 24 September 2021


Melbourne, Sydney






12 to 18 years only


Early Bird 10% discount


AIM offers 5-day school holiday intensives in Sydney and Melbourne. The 5-Day Intensive is a series of collective and collaborative face-to-face practical classes focused on different aspects of music, taught by AIM’s professional staff and guest artists.

Over the course of the week, students will come together for large group exercises and masterclasses, as well as streaming into their specialisation classes for music performance, music theatre performance and music production. The week ends with a celebration of the students’ music and performance work in one of AIM’s venues, where family and friends are welcome to attend.

Monday – Friday 10am-4pm during school holidays.

Book 30 days in advance for 10% discount. Apply EARLYBIRD10 promo code.

Aim Youth School Holiday Intensive 800 X 600 (1)

Music Performance (Classical or Contemporary)

Young classical or contemporary musicians will work with instrument specialists on individual and collective exercises, engage in guest masterclasses and daily performance practice, ensemble and jam sessions towards an end-of-week public showing.

Music Theatre

Young music theatre performers will work with singing, dance and acting specialists on individual and collective exercises and engage in guest masterclasses and daily performance practice and rehearsals towards an end-of-week public showing.

Music Production

Young composers and producers will work with specialists on individual and collective exercises around developing materials, recording, arranging and mixing; engaging in guest masterclasses and daily performance practice including listening workshops to refine the elements and ensemble work towards an end-of-week public showing.

There is no audition process associated with this course.

Learn more about how AIM helps you to succeed VIEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


To reach your potential as a musician, you need to learn from experts. Explore who you will study under.

Academic Lecturer
Candice Boyd has been teaching singing and violin since age 18, specialising in contemporary singing and violin, as well as classical violin. In 2010, she began teaching the choirs and small vocal groups at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. In 2013, she began teaching private vocal lessons and vocal ensemble groups at the Australian Institute of Music.
Academic Lecturer
Dr. Brieley Cutting is an Australian pianist whose playing has been critically praised for its “myriad of colours” and technical expertise. Throughout her career, she has combined her performing with her work as a piano teacher, academic lecturer, accompanist, artistic director, and artistic researcher.
Academic Lecturer

Wendy Dixon is a New Zealand-born pianist, cellist and singer.

Wendy began her professional career at the age of 18 as Eve in Haydn’s The Creation. Over the next 11 years in New Zealand, Wendy performed an average of three operas a year, numerous oratorios and concert engagements and national tours as a vocal recitalist.

Open Programs and Industry Engagement Manager
Peta Downes is a theatre director, producer and tertiary arts educator with over twenty-five years’ of experience. Prior to her appointment at AIM, Peta was the Course Manager – National Short Courses for NIDA’s Open Program (2010-11).
Academic Lecturer
Jo Elms is a singer, songwriter, musician and actress. Born and raised in New Zealand, Jo’s first single, Closest Thing to Heaven was released through Warner Music New Zealand and went to number 5 on the NZ pop charts.
Academic Lecturer
Sydney based drummer/percussionist Chris Fields hails originally from the USA where he grew up in the busy music scene of Atlanta, Georgia. Chris performed extensively in the USA, Mexico and Caribbean before moving to Australia in 2001.
Academic Lecturer
Danielle is a performer and educator with a passion for collaborative creation. Her qualifications include a Masters of Advanced Theatre Practice from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, a Bachelor of Performance from the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art, and a Diploma of Theatre Performance from Sydney Theatre School.
Academic Lecturer
Australian violinist Wen Zhu was born in China and began learning violin at age five. She was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing before moving to Australia, where she has studied at AIM, Tasmanian Conservatory of Music and the Sydney Conservatorium.


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