The Accelerando Program provides an opportunity for exceptional young artists to take their music to the next level.

A tailored learning program, passionate students with an advanced musical ability on solo instrument or voice will undertake a year-long program working in collaboration with Australia’s premier music facility.

Accelerando musicians will have the opportunity to receive instrumental lessons with leading industry professionals, access world-class concerts, attend Master Classes, participate in music workshops with the highest quality resources and technology, and perform in an end of year recital in Melbourne Recital Centre’s Primrose Potter Salon.

This free program is open to Victorian Government Secondary School students in years 10, 11 and 12 who experience geographic, financial or other barriers to accessing high quality music experiences.

Students must also have a performance level of AMEB Grade 5 or higher, and a demonstrated commitment and passion to study music at tertiary level and pursue a creative career.


Applications for the 2022 Accelerando program are now open, and will close on Friday 8 October 2021 at midnight. Before applying, please read the Accelerando Application and Audition Guidelines.


The Accelerando Program is supported by the Peggy and Leslie Cranbourne Foundation.