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Budding musos: Head to Australian Institute of Music’s info night

The Australian Institute of Music will be holding an information evening on May 1 for prospective students at their newly launched Melbourne campus in the CBD. Daniel Driscoll tunes you in to what to expect.

The Australian Institute of Music will be holding a free information evening at their newly launched King Street campus on May 1.

Prospective students, both local and international, will find a showcase of performances at the event from some of Australia’s most respected and emerging musical talents including former finalist on The Voice and AIM alumni Josh Kyle, and AIM ambassador John Foreman.

The opportunity to meet and speak with staff from the institute, most of whom are working professionals in the industry, will also be available for potential students who want to find out more about AIM’s tailor-made pathways for a successful music and entertainment career.

AIM have recently introduced a diverse range of Diploma and Bachelor Courses at their Melbourne campus and AIM’s Events & Recruitment Coordinator, Jody Millerchip says the information evening is a great way for the public to find out first-hand about these new courses.

“We have three departments that will be represented on the night through live performances and entertainment, interactive presentations, campus tours, and talks with staff and students,”  said Ms Millerchip.

“These range from composition and music production to entertainment management and contemporary performance.”

AIM ambassador John Foreman talks to prospective students at Open Day 2014. Image: Cardinal Spin via Flickr

AIM ambassador John Foreman talks to prospective students at Melbourne Open Day 2014. Image: Cardinal Spin via Flickr

Each department will be located in its own dedicated classroom so that potential students can talk with staff, ask specific questions and if they choose to, fill out on-the-spot applications to get their foot in the door sooner rather than later.

“This really is an event not-to-be-missed for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in music and entertainment, and we look forward to delivering some great music, wonderful entertainment and informative insights on the night,” explains Miss Millerchip.

AIM ambassador John Foreman, will speak and perform on the night, along with guitarist, YouTube sensation and recent AIM graduate, Sam Westphalen. 

Josh Kyle will be talking about his own experiences as the new Coordinator for Contemporary Performance at AIM Melbourne and take to the stage to perform a set of classic and contemporary jazz numbers in his own distinctive style.

Applications are now open to both local and international students and the evening will offer an excellent opportunity to gain more information. Attendees are encouraged to book their places as soon as possible as there will be limited numbers for the evening.

The Australian Institute of Music’s information/live entertainment evening will be held at 120 King St, Melbourne from 6.00 – 8.00pm. Though the event is free, bookings are essential. To book visit their Eventbrite page. For further information about the evening, visit AIM’s official website.

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