Welcome to the James Morrison Academy of Music @UniSA, the most innovative and exciting place to undertake jazz studies in Australia.
We offer a unique experience to aspiring musicians where they can work with some of the finest jazz educators in the world. This is performance-based education at its best, where students don’t just learn about music – they learn how to make music.
Pursue your passion with our one year Diploma course in Jazz, including dedicated pathways for aspiring music teachers. Already have a Degree? Explore our Post Graduate program.
The James Morrison Academy of Music exists to help people follow their passion to make Jazz music. If you, one of your friends, or one of your students is interested in attending in 2020, simply click on the 'Apply Now' button below.
Our one year diploma course is a perfect choice for anyone who loves Jazz. Whether you're not sure yet that music will be your career, or you're single-minded in pursuing your goal – it offers the chance to explore the highest levels of jazz performance and play with the very best players - leaving you with a life-long passion. If you are wanting to pursue a Degree in music this course is also the ideal foundation.
We also offer a variety of Post Graduate study options, with unique opportunities for creating a career as a jazz musician.
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Our admissions process is by audition, and while our courses include all of the academic rigour you would expect, an applicant’s musical skills are more important than any specific high school results.
Time For a Break
We had a fantastic end of year concert at the Robert Helpmann Theatre, with all of our ensembles performing and the traditional Choir recital as a finale.
It's been a big year and as always we're sad to see a number of our graduating students play their last notes at JMA. We wish everyone a wonderful Christmas, a well earned break and we look forward to seeing all our continuing and new students back in 2020.
28th February 2020
2nd March 2020
Start of Semester 1
3rd March 2020
Tel: +61 8 8725 9027
The Old Town Hall
6 Commercial Street
Mount Gambier SA 5290
PO BOX 175
Mount Gambier, SA 5290
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Why in Mount Gambier?
Find out why James has chosen Mount Gambier as the home of the JMA.