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COVID-19 Update 


Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Music for Canberra will be closed until further notice.

All MfC classes are now online.  If you have not already received a link to our online lesson platform via email, please email info@musicforcanberra.org.au.   This email will be monitored 7 days a week.

Return to Face-to-Face 


At this stage, Music for Canberra will return to face-to-face learning from Week 5, Monday 1 November.  This will require implementing a number of COVID safety rules, listed below: 

  • Masks need to be worn at all times by all staff, tutors, students and parents (unless a relevant ACT Health exemption applies). Children under 12 do not need to wear a mask
  • Masks can only be removed when playing a woodwind or brass instrument, drinking or eating food
  • Tutors and conductors must wear a mask for the duration of lesson/rehearsal unless they need to play a woodwind or brass instrument
  • Masks must be worn when singing
  • All group activity, including orchestras, cannot exceed 20 people (excluding tutor or conductor or manager) and must maintain a social distance of 1 person per 4 sqm
  • All other activity must maintain a social distance of 1 person per 4 sqm
  • There are currently no rules that suggest music stands or sheet music cannot be shared
  • In terms of Saturday morning tea break, students need to bring their own food and this cannot be shared
  • Everyone over the age of 16 who enters Ainslie Arts Centre, Gorman House or ANU must use the CBR check-in app
  • Hand sanitiser will be available throughout all venues used by MfC


Online Auditions 2022 

Auditions for Peg Mantle Strings, Sinfonietta Strings and String Ensemble in 2022 have now been postponed until January 2022.   

Submission for CYO and JMO auditions are due at 5pm Monday 18 October. 

See the Online Auditions 2022 event page for more details on the audition process. 

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