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2024 Academy Programs at a glance

Autumn Academy - this event has now passed

Tuesday 2nd - Friday 5th April

UWA Conservatorium, Crawley

Regional Academy - registrations are now closed

Saturday 18th May - Sunday 19th May

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School

Spring Academy - registrations are open below

Tuesday 24th September - Friday 27th September 

St Mary's Anglican Girls' School, Karrinyup

What is it?

Four days (metro)/Two days (regional) of chamber music under the guidance of Australia's best chamber musicians.


How does it work?

Students experience tutorials and rehearsals with two small ensembles, chamber orchestra and fun and informative workshops each day. Pieces rehearsed during the week are performed at a Final Concert on the last evening.

Students receive their music 3 to 4 weeks in advance so that they can feel fully prepared for playing in their ensembles.

Students may attend as individuals or with a pre-formed group, however applications must be submitted individually.

Who is it for?

Open to students aged 10 - 17 of the instruments below:

  • Violin, viola or cello students who have been playing for at least 2 years

  • Piano students at least Grade 6 AMEB (or equivalent) - Metro venues only

Is there an audition?

No audition is necessary however registered participants will be required to submit a video recording of themselves playing one or two set excerpts (see below) and a chosen piece. This assists with placing students in ensembles. Students will be placed in one of two streams according to their level:

  • Masters stream - students up to approximately grade 6 level

  • Elite stream - students approximately grade 6+ (places in the Elite stream are limited and numbers may vary each Academy)

NB. The organisation of students into streams is dependent on numbers of participants and is at the discretion of the Director.



If registering for Spring Academy, download the SA24 excerpts here from 29 July. These recordings are due upon the closing date.

Violin excerpts

Viola excerpts

Cello excerpts

Piano excerpts


Your recordings help us to determine:

  1. Which stream you will be in (Elite or Masters)

  2. Which other students are a similar level to you so we can put you together in a group

  3. The most appropriate level repertoire for you and your ensemble

  4. Seating in the orchestra

It is important to try and reflect your best playing in these videos. 

  • Please record the student in VIDEO (phone videos are acceptable) - make sure we can see you!

  • You are to make 2 recordings - one of the set excerpt and one of your own choice piece (1 minute).

  • Please send your 2 videos to either attached directly or linked to a cloud-based sharing platform (dropbox, google drive etc), or via WhatsApp to 0410708612


Spring Academy 2024 dates, fees and enrolment options:


Spring Academy

Tuesday 24 September 9:30am - 4:00pm

Wednesday 25 September 9:30am - 4:00pm

Thursday 26 September 9:30am - 4:00pm

Friday 27 September 9:30am - 4:00pm; Masters Concert 5:00pm / Elite Concert 7:00pm

Venue: St Mary's Anglican Girls' School, Karrinyup

Early bird registration fees

Trio pack (includes discounted registration, t-shirt and bag): $405 

Duo pack (includes discounted registration and t-shirt): $395

Basic pack (includes discounted registration): $370

Half-day participation*: $200


Normal registration fees

Trio pack (includes registration, t-shirt and bag): $430

Duo pack (includes registration and t-shirt): $420

Basic pack (includes registration): $395

Half-day participation*: $200

Late registrations incur a $25 surcharge

Check out the scholarships available for this program

Check out our unique t-shirts and bags

Important dates

Scholarship and Bursary applications closing date: 15 July or until all places are filled

Early Bird closing date: 22 July

Excerpts released: 29 July

Final closing date: 12 August

Audition videos due: 12 August

Music allocated: 26 August

Compose! Submissions due: 9 September

*Half-day participation:

An option for students who have other commitments during the week or do not wish to attend all day. Half-day participants will attend the orchestra and workshop sessions across the 4 days plus perform in the Final Concert. Students aged 13+ will attend from 9:30am - 12pm and students under 13 will attend from 12:45 - 4pm.

Spring Academy

Regional Academy dates, fees and enrolment options:


Regional Academy dates

Saturday 18th May 9:00am - 3:00pm

Sunday 19th May 9:00am - 3:00pm

Final Concert Sunday 19th May 3:30pm


Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School Music Building


Enrolment fees

Trio package: $115 per student (registration + WAYACHAMP t-shirt + WAYACHAMP tote bag)

Duo package: $105 per student (registration + WAYACHAMP t-shirt) 

Basic package: $80 per student (registration only) 

Late admission: $105 per student

Check out our unique t-shirts and bags

Regional Academy

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

Important Dates

Audition excerpts released: 25 March (see information on excerpts above)

Registration closing date: **Extended to 15 April**

Recordings due: 15 April

Music allocated: 29 April

Refund and Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be offered to those wishing to withdraw after the audition deadline.

In the event that WAYACHAMP Programs are unable to operate on location due to public health measures, alternative online activities will be in operation. Those no longer wishing to participate will have the opportunity to request a full refund.

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