Known as "The Song Doctor", Charles Fisher has been an extraordinary producer of hits in Australia and overseas for decades. His recordings have garnered twelve Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards, three to his name including a Special Achievement for his Lifetime Contribution to Australian Music. He is at home with rock guitars (Radio BirdmanHoodoo Gurus), popular and orchestral arrangements (Olivia Newton-JohnAir SupplyThe Seekers), and many other forms including pop and electronica (Savage Garden1927). His ability to work sympathetically with female artists is clear from successful releases he produced for Judith Durham, Olivia Newton-John, Electric Pandas and ARIA-Award- winning Gyan. At the 2001 APRA Awards, Charles Fisher was awarded the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music (APRA).


This course can cater for the beginner composer/songwriter or for the student seeking early entry into the associated undergraduate degree. Students will receive an overview of composition/songwriting techniques. They also can develop their own original composition/song by the end of the course to be performed, or to demonstrate their involvement in the produced recording.

This course may offer opportunities for early entry into our popular Bachelor of Music (Composition) and Bachelor of Music (Contemporary) undergraduate degree programs at AIM*.


AIM Melbourne, 120 King Street, Melbourne CBD, Room 308


Monday, November 4th, 2019 running for 5 weeks until Monday, December 2nd 

Composition Short Course
Monday 4th of November
Monday 11th of November
Monday 18th of November
Monday 25th of November
Monday 2nd of December



6 pm - 8pm

Cost $300

*Please note:  Eligibility for early or conditional entry into AIM Degree Programs will often involve achievement of additional criteria other than the successful completion of our AIM Short Courses. These additional criteria will depend upon the particular degree program eligibility requirements.  Entry into any AIM Bachelor Degree program is always at the AIM Head of School’s discretion.  For further information about AIM Degree program eligibility in relation to our Short Courses visit:  aim.edu.au;  email enquiries@aim.edu.au or speak directly with our AIM Short Course Coordinator on 02 92195444. 

AIM 2019 Short Course: Composition

WhenMonday, November 4th, 2019 running for 5 weeks until Monday, December 2nd 2019