Education & Engagement

Education & Engagement

Since its inception, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra have always been passionate about the education and engagement of musicians throughout Australia. Although many will engage with the Orchestra through the annual concert series and on-stage performances, the  Orchestra is also committed to forming and training the next generation of young artists whilst sharing the treasure of Baroque music. We do this through our Brandenburg Mentorship Program, School Engagement and Workshop programs and Masterclasses with international guest artists and members of our Orchestra.

For more information on our emerging Education and Engagement programs, please email

Click below to discover more about our programs. 

Brandenburg Mentorship Program

This program is about next generation of Baroque instrumentalists and choristers. A talent development initiative pairing outstanding young musicians and composers with members of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Developing career paths for young musicians is extremely important in the preservation of early music performance practice in Australia.

The program is a combination of private lessons, workshops with tutors and leading practitioners of  Historically Informed Performance (HIP) as well as and coaching with Paul Dyer. Masterclasses with visiting international artists and directors are also incorporated into the program and participants are given access to all rehearsals, research facilities and importantly the senior members of the orchestra for lessons. Participants also have access to our period instrument collection for their study and ongoing use.

Professional performance opportunities with the Orchestra remain a key part of the program.

"I am so grateful for the opportunities that Brandenburg has given me so far. I have learnt so much and enjoyed learning, getting to know and playing with wonderful musicians.
Brandenburg has opened this amazing world of historically informed music and I really have loved every minute of it"

Aisha Goodman, former Brandenburg Mentorship Participant

Schools Engagement and Workshops Program

Understanding the importance and significance of baroque and classical music is essential for any musician. Through knowledge and education, we can understand the continual development of music through the generations.

The Orchestra has consistently worked closely with schools to teach and foster the next generation of baroque musicians through dedicated workshops and performances.

"Having members of the Brandenburg provide a quality workshop about historically informed music was outstanding. The unpacking of musical themes and the hands-on learning entrenched a deeper understanding of Baroque music for students."

Paul Howe, Head of Music, St Joseph's College Hunters Hill


For many years, distinguished visiting International artists and directors hold masterclasses with our musicians offering unique guidance on interpretation, technique and performance practise.

Senior members of the Orchestra and Choir regularly hold masterclasses in Historically Informed Performance Practice for high school and tertiary students as we tour nationally. These masterclasses aim to inspire, demystify and highlight Baroque music.

Brandenburg Kids

Immersive, imaginative and educational concert experiences to allow teachers and grandparents to help children develop an appreciation of the music and instruments of the Baroque for children aged 8-14. These concerts are designed to be entertaining, educational and accessible.