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INFO DAY

Deciding on which path to take after school can be a daunting decision to make.

If you are passionate about music but you have plenty of questions about pursuing a career in the music industry, we’re here to help. As the only tertiary institution in Australia dedicated to music, we’ve helped people join a creative and enriching community of musicians and creatives for over 50 years.

Our Future Students Info Day is an opportunity to get first-hand insight and guidance to a rewarding and fulfilling career in music through music education. 

During the day, you’ll get to

  • Get guidance on our courses designed for excelling in the music industry
  • Discover the thriving career opportunities for your skills and interests
  • Tour our facilities, built specifically for musicians 
  • Experience live performances from current students and staff 
  • Audition on the day for your future degree


Whether you’ve still considering your options or have auditioned for AIM, we’re here to help future musicians like you. Let’s talk about your future and potential here at AIM.

 

REGISTER TO JOIN US!

DATE & TIME

Thursday 19 January,  11.00AM to 3.00PM

LOCATION

27 Nurses Walk, The Rocks, NSW 2000

tour our campus & studios

Meet students and lecturers

explore course options

Get 1 on 1 time with teachers

listen to live performances

- open day schedule -

Saturday 27 August
10:00am to 3:00pm

welcome

10.00 AM 

15 mins

Level 6

Amphitheatre

WELCOME TO OPEN DAY

Get an overview of the day’s activities. Hosted by AIM lecturer, renowned drummer/percussionist Chris Fields 

campus tours & admissions information

10.30 AM – 2.30 PM

Every hour

Level 1

Room 1.01

Campus Tour 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 12.30 pm,
1.30 pm & 2.30 pm

Leaving every hour these small group tours of our brand new campus are led by AIM Students Advisors and Ambassadors.  Get the inside info on what it’s like to study at AIM. (approx. 20 mins long)

12.00 PM – 2.00 PM

Every hour

Level 6

Foyer

Becoming an AIM Student 12.00 pm, 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm

All you need to know about applying to AIM. Learn about the application & audition process including early entry, transferring and mature age pathways. Hosted by AIM Student Advisors. (approx. 20 mins long) 

masterclasses, workshops & talks

10.15 AM 

30 mins

Level 6

Amphitheatre

Debate - Is TikTok (S)killing music

Is TikTok making empowering artists or killing genuine creativity? Students from the Bachelor of Entertainment Management and Arts Management courses debate the merits and faults of the game-changing app.  

10.15 AM

30 mins

Level 6

Room  6.14

2030 Records Workshop

2030 Records is an entirely student run independent record label. Join this workshop to hear about some of the  projects the 2030 Team are working on – find out how to release music and at the end of the session you can even play our A&R team your demo!

10.15 AM 

ALL DAY

Level 4

Room 4.09

Music Theatre Production- Live Rehearsal

Watch our Music Theatre students as they work through a dress rehearsal of their upcoming production of Personals, a new musical revue from the creators of Friends. Join in the fun as students create some 80’s inspired musical mayhem! Drop in anytime throughout the day.

10.15 AM

30 mins

Level 4

Room 4.01

Hands on Audio Session

Get your hands on our impressive array of studio gear, including our famous SSL mixing desk, and watch how a studio session comes to life, help our staff set up for a session with AIM lecturer Adrian Bolland.

10.15 AM 

45 mins

Level 4

Room 4.04

Brass & Reeds Live Recording - Ben Gurton

Talk with one of Australia’s most talented brass & reeds performers Ben Gurton who will demonstrate the art of recording in a live studio setting.  Learn about the Brass & Reeds program offered in the Bachelor of Music – Contemporary. 

10.30 AM

20 mins

Level 6

Room 6.12

Careers in Music

Ed St John, Chairman of AIM and previous major record label MD will guide an interactive discussion on career prospects in the music industry and AIM’s many industry connections and initiatives including our start-up incubator iHub. 

11.00 AM

45 mins

Level 6

Amphitheatre

The Future of the Australian Music Industry

The music industry is an interesting beast at the best of times. Having endured the impact of a global pandemic, the industry is opening up again, as tours and festivals emerge, release schedules lock in and social media platforms joust for position with traditional media such as radio and TV – what does the future of the music industry look like?  Guest speakers Maia Bilyk,  Hugh Cruickshank,  Jamie Raeburn, Simon Moor, Christine Webby, Renee de la Motte 

11.00 AM

45 mins

Level 4

Room 4.03

Composition Workshop

Experience our studios first hand and learn about the art of music composition. These sessions are for anyone interested in the connection between composing music and the studio environment.  Hosted by Dr Mark Oliveiro & Simone East.

11.00 AM

30 mins

Level 6

Room 6.14

Vocal Ensemble Masterclass

Watch our impressive Vocal ensemble performance and learn about our elite invitation ensembles offerings. A chance to ask questions about our contemporary music courses and even have a sing together!

 

11.15 AM

30 mins

Level 4

Room 4.01

Producer Masterclass - Wayne Connolly

ARIA Award Winner producer Wayne Connolly shares his knowledge in a money-can’t-buy masterclass. He has worked with artists such as Crowded House, The Vines, Youth Group and The Living End. Wayne will talk you through his production process, and share never before heard music.

11.15 AM

30 mins

Level 6

Room 6.11

Learn about Arts & Entertainment Management

Meet Tim Kelly, Associate Head of Teaching and Learning to discuss what’s it like to study  Arts Management or Entertainment Management.  

11.45 AM

30 mins

Level 6

Room 6.14

Latin Ensemble Workshop

Led by AIM lecturer, renowned drummer/percussionist Chris Fields and AIM students.  Learn about what it’s like to play in an ensemble, listen to their latest work and participate! 

12.00 PM 

1.5 hrs

Level 5

Multi-rooms

Speed Dating with Music Industry Heavyweights 12.00 pm to 1.30 pm

A series of 10 minute long,  drop in information sessions where you have the chance to get up close and personal with some of the music industry heavyweights and ask them anything you want! When the bell rings, move onto your next date! Besides our wonderful academic staff, the speed dating sessions will include members of the industry such as:

Wayne Connolly – ARIA Award-winning producer, Jess Wust –  Agent, Cult Artists agency, Damian Rinaldi – Founder Sonic Lawyers, legal and business advisers to the music industry, Maia Bilyk – Publicist & Broadcaster 23 PR & FBI Radio,  Troy Barrott – Hub Music Publishing (Kobalt), Hugh Cruickshank – Founder, More to Come Artist Management agency.

12.30 PM 

30 mins

Level 6

Room 6.11

Learn about Arts & Entertainment Management

Meet Tim Kelly, Associate Head of Teaching and Learning to discuss what’s it like to study  Arts Management or Entertainment Management.  

12.30 PM 

Level 4

Room 4.01/4.04

Open Recording Session 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

You think you have the voice? Swing by our studio live room and lay down your own vocal track to take home. If you’ve never recorded in a studio before this will be an amazing experience. Drop in anytime between 12.30pm & 2.30pm

1.30 PM 

20 mins

Level 6

Room 6.12

Careers in Music

Ed St John, Chairman of AIM and previous major record label MD will guide an interactive discussion on career prospects in the music industry and AIM’s many industry connections and initiatives including our start-up incubator iHub. 

 

lunch

12.00 PM

Roofdeck

via Level 6 stairs

BBQ & Beats - 12.00 pm to 2.00 pm

Head up to our rooftop deck (via the Level 6 stairs) to grab a bite, listen to some tunes and take in the view over Sydney Harbour.  AIM student and DJ Jayden Montoya will entertain you.   

course info sessions with aim lecturers

ALL DAY

Level 4

Room 4.01 & 4.02

Audio

Learn about studying a Bachelor of Music – Audio and check out our studios.  Talk with AIM lecturers  Adrian Bolland and Ben Wood.

ALL DAY

Level 6  

Room 6.11

Arts & Entertainment Management

Learn about courses in  Arts Management or Entertainment Management.  Talk with AIM lecturer Tim Kelly. 

ALL DAY

Level 6

Room 6.10

Classical

Learn about studying a Bachelor of Music – Classical .  Talk with AIM lecturers Sam Mudie & Wen Zhu.

ALL DAY

Level 4  

Room  4.03

Composition & Production

Learn about studying a Bachelor of Music – Composition & Production.  Talk with AIM lecturers  Dr Mark Olivero,  Simone East and Ken Francis.  

ALL DAY

Level 6  

Room 6.09

Contemporary

Learn about studying our Bachelor of Music – Contemporary.  Talk with AIM lecturers  Sam Walton,  Chris Fields and Julian Gough.

ALL DAY

Level 4

Foyer

Music Theatre

Learn about studying Music Theatre at AIM. Talk with successful AIM alumni Jake Williamson.

ALL DAY

Level 6  

Dining area

Postgraduate Study

Learn about AIMs postgraduate study programs from Dr David Fenton. 

industry guests

Tom Kupers (aka MOTKRS)

Tom Kupers (aka MOTKRS) is a 18-year-old music producer/artist from Sydney, Australia. He was born in Australia and spent half of his childhood in the Philippines. He has recently moved back to Australia and has then pursued his talent in music. Tom just released his newest single named "Alive". He made the track with the intention of creating a summer, electronic tune where people could listen to it when at the beach or at a party. MOTKRS will soon be releasing more tracks in the near future, so you better keep an eye out on his Instagram for exclusive backstage content of tracks throughout his production.

Jayden Montoya

Jayden Montoya is a 19 year old DJ/Producer from Sydney, Australia. From an early age his interest in music began to show picking up new instruments every year and by the age of 15 began to produce his own music. During the 2020 lockdown, Jayden decided to fully pursue EDM music with inspiration from the likes of Martin Garrix & David Guetta. Now in 2022 Jayden is signed to Quarterpipe Records and is expected to have a big year of releases planned.

Haley Holgate

Haley Holgate is a vocalist and guitarist from the Northern Beaches, Sydney. She regularly performs at weddings, private events, and corporate events. Her live performances feature classic artists like Fleetwood Mac and Bruce Springsteen, as well as modern acts such as Amy Winehouse and Maroon 5. Haley has been performing from a very young age and her passion has only grown stronger with every gig. Between studying Contemporary Music at the Australian Institute of Music Haley has been focusing on songwriting, preparing to release her original works in early 2023.

- download the schedule -

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