On Monday 12th December, AIM’s Peter Calvo Auditorium hosted the official launch of the Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre) in Melbourne. Head of Music Theatre Jennifer Murphy, Melbourne Course Coordinator Tyran Parke, other AIM staff and alumni were in attendance.
The night consisted of drinks & canapes, live performances and special announcements about the program which has run since 2005 in Sydney under the direction of Jennifer Murphy.
AIM began in 1968 as Sydney Guitar School and has since grown to become one of Australia’s leading tertiary music institutions, offering degrees and diplomas in music theatre, composition & music production, contemporary performance, audio engineering, entertainment management and dramatic arts.
From 2017, AIM is proud to be able to offer the only 2 year accelerated Music Theatre bachelor option in Victoria.
With a strong industry focus, the AIM Musical Theatre Department has become the home of
the ‘Quadruple-Threat’, creating artists who not only sing, dance and act, but also create. Students develop the ear of a musician, the body awareness of a dancer, the imagination of an actor, the vision of a director and the fortitude of a producer.
Historically, AIM Music Theatre students enjoy great success upon graduation, being seen regularly on the Aussie Main Stage and on our screens. Recent examples include Elisa Colla who has played Nessarose in Wicked, was seen in Les Miserables over 2014 and 2015 and is now working on My Fair Lady.
Past student Toby Francis is currently making his main stage debut this year in Kinky Boots as lead role Charlie, after finding success on the Australian Cabaret circuit.
Mark Vincent recently finished with the Australian production of Dirty Dancing and is currently starring in My Fair Lady under the direction of Julie Andrews.