Australian Institute of Music
|Sydney Guitar School|
|Founder||Dr. Peter Calvo|
|Location||Sydney CBD, New South Wales, Australia
The Australian Institute of Music (AIM) is a nationally recognized private not-for-profit institution, with campuses in Sydney and Melbourne. Founded in 1968, AIM delivers innovative education for careers in the Australian music, entertainment & performing arts industries, with a reputation as a leading independent education provider. Its music & performing arts courses offer accredited undergraduate and graduate studies in Contemporary Performance, Classical Performance, Audio Engineering, Composition & Music Production, Musical theatre, Theatre Performance and Acting, Arts Management and Entertainment Management.
AIM has two campuses in Australia. The main AIM Sydney campus is located in Foveaux Street, Surry Hills, with the AIM Melbourne Campus located at King Street, Melbourne. Both campuses offer a wide range of music degrees & diplomas.
- Dramatic Arts, formerly the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art (AADA) acquired by the Australian Institute of Music in 2006.
Productions and performances
- Tommy The Musical - opened September 2007
- Promises,Promises - opened 3 September 2008
- Dusty – The Original Pop Diva - opened 3 September 2009
- YARN The Musical - opened 3 September 2010
- Henry Purcell's The Fairy-Queen - Performed by the Classical Department in October 2013
Showcase Events - Each Year in May, AIM stages its major annual Showcase event, featuring the talents of students across many of its departments, such as 50 Years of Motown (2009) and A Day In The Life (2010).
In January 2015 there were 1600 students enrolled at AIM.
- Balawan (I Wayan Balawan): Innovative musician and educator
- Priyanka Bhanushali: Indian singer and songwriter
- Chris Brooks: Australian rock, metal and fusion guitarist most noted for his debut instrumental album The Master Plan
- Casey Donovan: Winner of Australian Idol (season 2)
- Tamara Jaber: Australian Recording Artist
- Bianca Moon: Emmy nominated composer of CBS-TV Hollywood's "Bold and the Beautiful"
- Amanda Palmer: Director, Journalist
- Palmy: (Eve Pancharoen) Thai-Belgian pop singer
- Celia Pavey: Australian Singer
- The Preatures: Australian band
- Chris Sorbello: Australian singer, songwriter and dancer signed to the Ministry of Sound label in Australia
- Evgeny Ukhanov: Ukrainian-Australian pianist and winner of 3rd prize in the Sydney International Piano Competition in 2000.]].
- Mark Vincent: Australian tenor
- Tarisai Vushe: Australia – Zimbabwe-born singer in the 2014 production of The Lion King
- Three Wishez: Australian band
- Tiffani Wood: Australian singer-songwriter and former member of Bardot (band)
- "About AIM". Australian Institute of Music. Retrieved 2017-05-17.
- "Australian Government GoingToUni website". Archived from the original on 14 March 2011.
- Music degrees & diplomas, www.aim.edu.au
- "Home > Courses > Dramatic Arts". Australian Institute of Music. Archived from the original on 9 June 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
- "Hopp!, Vol.21, No.1" (PDF). Dalcroze Australia. August 2007. Retrieved 2016-12-26.
- YARN The Musical Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- 50 Years of Motown Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- A Day In The Life Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Casey Donovan" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-06.
- "ABC TV Sunday Afternoon, 8 April 2001 > 1:30 Sydney International Piano Competition Awards: Evgeny Ukhanov". abc tv. 2001-04-08. Archived from the original on 2012-11-11. Retrieved 2010-06-12.
- Tarasai Vushe, www.aim.edu.au