The Junior Academy

We are NOT taking applications for 2022 and are instead running a JUNIOR SONG CAMP.  Junior Academy will resume in 2023.


About The Junior Academy (incorporating the Parent course)


The Academy places emphasis on nurturing different creative styles within the broad definition of country music today.  This course runs for seven days culminating in a Graduation concert in front of a live audience (Covid restrictions permitting).  Students will receive intense tuition in every aspect of country music including performance, songwriting, musicianship, working in a group and harmony singing.

There are opportunities to co-write in one-on-one sessions with professional songwriters, co-write with fellow students, network with professional artists and get a first class foundation course in country music, as well as creating an extended friendship network that is unique in the music industry.

Topics for Junior Students include:

  • Performance
  • Songwriting
  • Musicianship
  • Career building
  • Working in a group environment
  • Stagecraft
  • Concert preparation
  • Harmony singing
  • Music tech


Parents and guardians also receive a unique foundation music business course suited to managing your child’s musical future.

As students in the Junior course are accompanied by a parent or guardian, a separate course especially designed for them is available while they are with their children in Tamworth at The Academy.

The course is aimed at helping parents/guardians understand the music industry and how best to help their talented children develop their skills.

For Junior students who want to develop a professional career, this course is invaluable for parents.  The keynote talks and the networking with other parents helps to understand how to assist their children in developing a career path.

Topics for The Parent Course include:

• Managing your child’s career and expectations

• How to write a bio and a media release

• What a venue expects of an artist

• When is your child ready to record?

• Self management

The course is educational, informative and interactive. Parents are encouraged to contribute ideas, share experiences and develop a support network for the future.

This unique parent course at the CMAA Academy of Country Music has been universally acclaimed by parents as a hands-on, down to earth, common sense, eye-opening course for self management.


Fees include: 7 nights accommodation, for the student and a parent or guardian, all meals, tuition and master classes.

Location: Liberty College Campus, 582 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth NSW.

Dates:  TBA.

Fee: Junior Course: $3,465 inc GST

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

After successful application, students will be required to pay a deposit on acceptance in order to hold your place.  The balance will be payable prior to TBA.

Applications must include:

  •  Official Application Form
  • A medium resolution .jpg colour photo. This cannot exceed 2 MB in file size. Please note that this photo will be used for all publicity and promotion 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
  • A reference from an existing country music practitioner (producer, songwriter, performer, festival organiser, teacher) is a valuable asset when applying

CLICK HERE for detailed information on How To Apply.