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What We Offer

Students enrolled in the Macleod College Music Academy are

provided with access to:

  • Tuition in all areas of strings, wind, brass, percussion and voice

  • Tuition by highly experienced and practising musicians

  • A wide range of innovative and quality performance ensembles

  • Study of a second instrument

  • Programs in leadership and teamwork

  • Access to AMEB and ABRSM examinations

  • Regular performance opportunities

  • An enjoyable and fulfilling school experience

  • Music tours and performance camps


The Macleod College Music Academy (MCMA) program is available to all students from beginners to advanced, providing the Northern Region with outstanding specialised music education.



What We Achieve

Macleod students regularly:

  • Are among the top VCE Music students in the state, consistently achieving scores of 40+ and being invited to perform at Top Class

  • Receive their first preference at tertiary institutions such as Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), West Australian Performing Arts (WAPA), Monash University and Ballarat Academy of Preforming Arts

  • Participate in many quality performances including Spring Arts Gala, Groovin' @ the Austrian Club, Victorian Education Excellence Awards, Rosanna Library, The Block Arcade, Rockin' the Rails, Awards Night, Election Days, Macleod Community Market. Primary Schools and Youth Fest. 

  • Perform at festivals and competitions such as Generations in Jazz, State Schools Spectacular, Victorian School Music Festival, All State Jazz, Essentially Ellington and Royal South Street Eisteddfod

Regular student participation in:​ 

  • State Schools Spectacular Orchestra 

  • Generations in Jazz Super Band

  • VCE Top Class

An outstanding program with top places at:


  • Generations in Jazz 

  • Royal South Street Eisteddfod

  • Victorian Schools Music Festival 



Our Facilities

Macleod College has a purpose built 330 seat performing arts complex, complete with dedicated instrumental teaching rooms, rehearsal and performance spaces. We provide a full range of percussion and instrument hire, a grand piano and recording equipment.

Our Mission: Culture and Growth 

We are an inclusive community that encourages and supports each other. We value each other, our family culture and the music we make together. We aspire to help each other grow as musicians, ensembles, and individuals while working hard to achieve our best. We are committed and enthusiastic, and we aim to impress by looking good and sounding great. 



How we live our school values


Behaviours - What can we do each day to achieve our mission?


Be committed

Learn our parts, bring a pencil, show up for each other - attend all rehearsals/performances.


Encourage others

 Mentor less experienced students, celebrate growth, cheer on others.


Be enthusiastic 

About everything we do. Yes, let's!


Our environment, equipment and each other. Be present in rehearsals.

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solid old man south street
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Macleod College Junior Jazz Ensemble Junior Jazz Band
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Rathmoreby Hugh
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symphony in riffs
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