At Melbourne Recital Centre, we are here to provide support and resources to help you nurture your exceptional young musicians.

Programs such as Accelerando and the annual Bach Competition provide opportunities for your students to shine and grow into tomorrow’s music leaders, whilst initiatives like Share the Music allow those with barriers to experience inspiring performances at the best place to hear.

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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.


Regional Master Classes

Running alongside our Victorian Touring program, the Centre takes a range of acclaimed musicians and presents them in schools across the state for the highest quality tutelage through our Regional Master Class series.



As part of out Exceptional Young Artists program, the Centre offers a range of opportunities to support and inspire the next generation of talented musicians, including annual competitions that showcase tomorrow’s music leaders on the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall stage.


Professional Master Classes

Join some of the world’s finest musicians for a revelatory master class and discover more about the music you love. Melbourne Recital Centre’s Master Class program provides essential artistic development opportunities that benefit young Australian artists and offer insights and learning for patrons as well.


Music Talks

Melbourne Recital Centre is a place of discovery and enrichment. Simply experiencing a live performance reveals new insights, details you might never have noticed and the chance to watch the performer or ensemble react to the music and each other. If you want to go deeper into what makes music work or the effect it has on our mind and wellbeing, Melbourne Recital Centre regularly presents informative and entertaining talks.


Share the Music

Research reveals that both children and adults benefit emotionally, intellectually, socially and even physically from the shared experience of live music. Here at the Centre we take pride in being able to create engaging live music experiences for people of all ages with diverse music interests and different backgrounds. Launched in 2010, our Share the Music program aims to enrich the lives of children and adults in our community who face barriers to access.


Free Music in the Salon

Melbourne Recital Centre opens the doors of its intimate Salon on one Monday each month from March to December for FREE open rehearsals featuring the very best of Melbourne’s chamber musicians.

2019 details will be announced soon.

Musical Explorations

This series of lively illustrated talks presented by experts in the field is designed to introduce you to key figures and concepts in music history, complete with live musical demonstrations.