Applications are now open for the 2019 CMAA Senior Academy of Country MusicAcademy Senior Course.

Please Note: Academy courses will also be open to past Senior Academy graduates.

Calrossy Campus, Brisbane Street, Tamworth East.

The singer/songwriter/performer Senior course presents a unique opportunity to create a career in Country Music. Hundreds of Academy Graduates have created successful careers in country music and continue to do so. The Graduation concert is an opportunity for the country music industry to watch you perform and this may lead to many new and exciting opportunities. The country music industry is uniquely structured to provide opportunity to new entrants at every level in live performance and recording. Please see the Alumni page to read about some careers that were started at the Academy of Country Music. This is where the whole journey starts.

About The Senior Course

Country Music in Australia covers a very broad range of music styles including Country, Folk, Blues, Australiana, Bluegrass, Bush Ballad, Traditional American styles, Pop-country, Americana, Alternative country and Singer-songwriter. All styles are fully explored, welcomed and embraced at The Academy.

The focus of the Senior course is on the singer/performer/songwriter who receives a detailed programme of tuition including songwriting, performance, and career-building modules designed specifically for the career-minded singer and/or songwriter. They are tutored and mentored by Golden Guitar winning, professional artists, songwriters, instrumentalists and country music business professionals. The topics covered will include:

 • Songwriting technique and co-writing
 • Performance
 • Musicianship
 • Writing chord charts
 • Working in a group environment
 • Arranging a song for performance
 • Career development
 • Creating recordings
 • Image and brand building
 • Social media
 • Concert Preparation
 • Much more……………..


Fees include:
 14 nights accommodation, all meals, tuition and master classes.

Location: Calrossy School Campus, Brisbane Street, Tamworth NSW.

Course Fee: Senior Course: $3,300 inc gst.

If you have any queries about the courses please contact us HERE

Applications Open: 
Applications Close: October 31st 

Late applications will not be accepted.

After successful application, students will be required to pay a 20% deposit on acceptance, with the balance payable no later than November 30th 2018.

Applications must include:

  • The Official Application Form.
  • A .jpg colour photo. This cannot exceed 2 MB in file size. Please note that this image will be used for all publicity and promotional purposes throughout your Academy journey.
  • At least 1 x MP3 files of your song, recording or live performance. Applicants should consider the quality of their recording as you will be assessed on these recordings. A good quality studio recording with acoustic guitar and vocal is often preferable to a ‘live’ recording.
  • YouTube URL and/or Website URL for upload as per online instructions.
  • Songwriters will also need to have attached lyrics.
  • If possible -a referral letter from a well-known country music practitioner (producer, songwriter,teacher, Festival organiser, performer) can be a valuable resource to assist your application.


CLICK HERE for a ‘How to Apply Application Kit’ PDF