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 2021, 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.

For more information click on the COURSE button above.


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.


We're Online!

Due to the current health crisis UniSA have taken the precautionary decision to cease all face to face teaching on all campuses. 


At JMA we have the entire program happening now online. Apart from tutorials and lectures, we are using innovative ways to still continue with our large ensemble work - including being able to stream performances for our fans. We wish everyone well during these troubling times and look forward to seeing all our students back in person once it is safe to do so.  

April 18th

Mid Semester Break

May 4th

Restart of Semester 1

June 18th

End of Semester Concert





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.



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