International Music Academy, September 2020

International Music Academy, September 2020


Academy Travel’s International Music Academy is a unique opportunity for Australian music students aged 14 to 19 to study internationally at two leading music education institutions in Europe – Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, and Giuseppe Verdi Conservatorium in Turin, Italy. Students will engage in individual and group tuition and gain valuable international performing experience.

Travel to Budapest, Vienna and Northern Italy where students will develop their performing, aural, composition and musicology skills. The all-inclusive 14-day program includes return flights to Europe from Australian capital cities, all tuition, all accommodation, many meals, all land transport, tipping and the supervision of one of Australia’s leading music educators. Students may travel independently, or with accompanying parents and teachers.

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Designed for young Australian musicians to participate in international masterclasses, individual tuition at leading conservatoria and international performance and feedback opportunities.


13 days with 4 nights in London, 3 nights in Perugia, 3 nights in Verona and 2 nights in Lucca.

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Academic Expertise

Tour leader: Royna McNamara

Royna is highly regarded in the field of Music Education and she has been a Director of Music in secondary schools for over 30 years. Her musical expertise continues to be used by NESA, Sydney University and the NSW AIS, where she is currently the Convenor for Music Professional Learning. Using her many years teaching experience and travel experience, Royna has developed this specialised program for teachers of Music. On tour, she will facilitate critical analysis of performances and compositions and provide theoretical and practical strategies for enhancing teaching and learning. Royna will also lead collegial discussions in analysing historical, cultural, social and musical contexts.


  • Return international airfares with Emirates
  • Vienna-Milan flight with Austrian Airlines
  • All accommodation in three-star hotels on a triple or twin share basis
  • All breakfasts
  • 8 dinners
  • All land travel by private coach
  • All tuition costs
  • All entrance fees to sites visited
  • Supervision from expert tour leader
  • All tipping
  • Certificate of completion from institutions
  • Travel wallet and luggage tag

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