Music Academy

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.

2020 Enrolment

Step 1: Expression of Interest

Fill out Expression of Interest

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure Tuition for 2020. Payment can be done via Course Confirmation on your Compass Parent Portal, at the General Office, or by phone.

(If you are paying via Compass it may take up to 24 hours after you have submitted the form for the charge to appear in Course Confirmation.)

Step 2: Letter of Offer
Successful applicants will receive a letter of offer with allocated Instrument/s, applicable charges and a link to the Enrolment Form.

Step 3: Payment
Payment of Instrumental Music charges or an active payment plan must be in place in order for your child to commence lessons at the beginning of 2020.
Please note: Any 2019 outstanding Instrumental Music Charges must be paid in full before 2020 Tuition commences.

Student's participation in the Music Academy is by choice and the charges associated with the program are compulsory. All monies collected go directly towards supporting the music program. Please help us to maintain the excellence of our program by paying in a timely manner.


If you have any concerns regarding the payment of charges, please contact the Business Manager, Nina Nigro, on 9459 0222.

Macleod College

Carwarp Street Macleod
PO Box 805, Macleod Victoria 3085 AUSTRALIA
TELEPHONE +61 3 9459 0222

CRICOS Provider Name: Department of Education and Training

CRICOS Provider Code: 00861K

Macleod College is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K). For further information refer to