Young Artists

At Melbourne Recital Centre, we are dedicated to the development of young artists throughout Victoria.

Our programs for exceptional young musicians provide a range of high quality learning, engagement, and performance opportunities, to ensure you are supported throughout your journey to reach your full musical potential.

See the drop down menu below to discover more.


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.



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.

Free Music in the Salon

Melbourne Recital Centre opens the doors of its intimate Salon on one day each month from March to December for FREE open rehearsals featuring the very best of Melbourne’s chamber musicians returning in 2024.

Click here for upcoming rehearsal dates.

Making Waves

Presented in partnership with Virtual School Victoria, the Making Waves program provides digital compositional workshops, professional mentoring, and a showcase concert at Melbourne Recital Centre for budding young composers.


Learning Resources

In order to discover, engage, learn and grow, we encourage you to explore our learning resources, with something that will enhance the music experience for everyone, no matter your age or interest.


Student Memberships

Become a Student Member for only $15 per year and get exclusive access to Student Rush tickets.

Are you a student? Amplify your time off with $15 Student Rush tickets to hundreds of great concerts each year.

All Melbourne Recital Centre Student Members are eligible. Become a Student Member now for only $15 per year and get exclusive access to Student Rush tickets, plus loads more discounts and benefits. Your first Student Rush ticket is FREE when you sign up.

Not already a Student Member?


Student Rush tickets are subject to availability and can be purchased at the Box Office from 48 hours prior to the performance when you have a Student Membership.