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APPLY | Head of Violin at Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)

The Melbourne-based high-performance music institution is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to fill the role, to commence in July 2023


The new Head of Violin at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) will provide exceptional violin pedagogy at Australia’s pre-eminent music performance training institution.

An ideal candidate is someone with an outstanding reputation and demonstrable success as a violin pedagogue, an inspiring vision for violin pedagogy, and an understanding and passion for the Australian classical music sector.

ANAM is also looking for a pedagogue who can develop chamber music and orchestral skills in young musicians, attract top violin students to ANAM, and identify talent and potential in applicants to ANAM.

The successful candidate will need to be based at ANAM in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for a material portion of the year, especially during ANAM term dates.


ANAM’s home is at the South Melbourne Town Hall — in Central Melbourne


For more information on the job and its requirements, click here.

Applications will close at 5 PM on January 6, 2023.

Applications to include:

  • a written response to the selection criteria and attributes required
  • a detailed professional resume
  • three (3) professional referees, who will not be contacted without the applicant’s approval

Inquiries and requests for a candidate information pack may be directed in confidence to ANAM’s People and Culture Manager, Charlotte Cassidy via email at [email protected].


The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) is dedicated to training the most exceptional young classical musicians from Australia and New Zealand. With 60 students, it is the only professional performance training institute of its kind in Australia. Current ANAM violin professors include Dr. Robin Wilson and Zoë Black. Current students of Dr. Wilson at the academy include, Menuhin Competition top prize winners, VC Rising Stars Christian Li and Edward Walton.




ANAM accepts just 60 international-standard students in total and currently has partnerships with the Bavarian State Opera and the Berlin Philharmonic's Karajan Academy.


“Today’s music world is craving musicians who are creative, independent, and ready to be the torchbearers for the art we all love," ANAM Artistic Director Paavali Jumppanen said. "At ANAM we delve into study of instrumental craft and musical sensibility. On a journey sponsored by curiosity and fuelled by inspiration, we explore the sounds of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Our faculty are expert pedagogues and their commitment and integrity ensures that every aspiring musician joining our community gets a chance to reach their maximum.”







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