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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 

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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 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 ABRM examinations

  • Regular performance opportunities

  • An enjoyable and fulfilling school experience

  • Music tours and performance camps

  • The best value for money musical experience in the northern region


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

  • Perform at festivals and competitions such as Generations in Jazz, State Schools Spectacular, Melbourne School Bands Festival and Royal South Street Eisteddfod

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 Values and Behaviours

Members of the Macleod Music Department aspire to be the best. It is a community of talented and committed students, teachers and parents. We provide a safe and accepting environment where students are valued and able to express their talents and creativity. When we perform we present well and are innovative. We leave our audiences wanting more.