Graduation ceremonies welcome in our new AIM alumni
Laughter, excitement and a lot of pride on show as AIM welcomes over 200 new alumni to its ranks at recent graduation ceremonies in March
ORCHESTRA WITH JOHN MORRISON
At the start of 2017, John Morrison – a renowned musician and Australian Institute of Music (AIM) ambassador – held the final auditions for an exciting new project: AIM’s very own Studio Youth Orchestra (SYO). Over the past few years, John’s been keeping an eye on NSW’s rising music stars, with the idea of forming one brilliantly talented group. Nineteen students from NSW state schools have been selected as members of AIM’s SYO, aged from 14 to 18. They’ve all studied AMEB-grade level music, and many have been recognised with accolades and awards within their school music programs.
AIM STUDENTS ON THE VOICE
On Sunday 28th May, the singing battle was fierce. The song was Ed Sheeran’s ‘Bloodstream’. It came down to the wire: Ellis Hall and Tim Conlon – both former AIM students – were powerful, moving and magnificent to hear. (And we’re not exaggerating.)
AIM Student Prema Yin
Music has been a part of my life for as long I remember. When I was 5 years old, I knew that all I wanted to do was to sing. I fondly recall moments where I would make up ridiculous lyrics to random things as my family and I travelled 4 hours each week to visit my brothers - who at that time were representing Malaysia for field hockey.