Performing Arts

The Canterbury College Arts Academy is one of Queensland’s most awarded school Arts programs.

The Academy delivers all cocurricular and Canterbury Plus Arts activities. The Academy provides students interested in the Arts with a broad, specialised program throughout the Junior School and Senior School, giving student artists the chance to explore and excel in their chosen discipline.

Canterbury Arts Academy programs include the opportunity to take studio tuition in orchestral and band instruments, voice, guitar, piano, acting, drama and dance.  As well as studio tuition, the Arts Academy has portfolio coordinators for each of the following areas: Chamber Music, Bands, Choral, Strings, Rock School and Theatre and Dance.

The Academy also offers performance opportunities for all students from ELC to Year 12 in Dance, Drama and Music ensembles.

Students may participate in workshops, masterclasses, professional performance opportunities, medium to long term projects, tours, university early entry, certification courses and more.

Trio Bellissimo At The Strike A Chord National Music Championships

The Musica Viva Australia Strike A Chord National Music Championship Finalists have been announced!
This is the largest competition of its kind and is now in its third year.
The 2022 Championship saw a record number of 119 Senior School ensembles (representing 445 students) from all over Australia, vying for a total prize pool worth over $40,000, comprising of cash and professional development prizes, as well as interstate performance engagements.
Groups submitted a video recording of their performance, from which 12 Finalists were selected nationally.
Among the 12 Finalists chosen to proceed to perform LIVE at the Strike A Chord Grand Final in Melbourne this August, are TWO groups featuring Canterbury College students:
The IncrediBows: A collaborative string quartet between Canterbury students Haydn and George Li, and their childhood friends.
Canterbury’s very own Trio Bellissimo: Starring the incredibly talented Isabella Oxenbridge, and again brothers Haydn Li and George Li.
It’s a remarkable feat that both groups are coached by Canterbury’s Coordinator of Piano and Chamber Music – Mr Tim Li, and they are two of only three groups representing all of Queensland in the Australian Grand Finals.
Mr Li also coached the Amogus Trio who WON this competition last year, so let’s go for two years in a row…
Tickets for the Grand Final in Melbourne on Saturday 27 August are on sale now.
You can also tune in via their FREE livestream.
Ticket sales and livestream registrations can be made through Musica Viva Australia via the button below.