James McCusker Orchestra

Ainslie Arts Centre
30 Elouera Street,
Braddon ACT 2612
Term Fee: $252

*Please note that term fees refer to a 10 week school term

Audition for The James McCusker Orchestra:

Entry to the James McCusker Orchestra is by audition.

Please see our Events page for updates on auditions.

Please note a Membership fee is incurred when joining a Music for Canberra program.  To find out more, click here.


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Music for Canberra's second most senior orchestra for young musicians.
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm with John Ma.

Named after one of the original founding members of Canberra Youth Music, passionate musician James ‘Jim’ McCusker, the James McCusker Orchestra (JMO) is our second orchestra in the performance pathway.

Through its rehearsal and performance of selectively curated repertoire, the James McCusker Orchestra provides an ideal environment for young players to gain exposure to the fundamentals of orchestral ensemble playing.

The James McCusker Orchestra works towards regular performances at venues and community events including at Llewellyn Hall, Floriade, the National Eisteddfod, and festivals in the ACT and wider region.

The approximate standard of JMO is AMEB 5-7 or equivalent. Participants of the James McCusker Orchestra are expected to be taking additional individual instrumental tuition in addition to the orchestra.

Music For Canberra believes strongly in the importance of performance in improving the self-confidence and musical ability of students of all ages. 
Visit our Events page to view upcoming performances.