Audition now for 2017 entry

Set up a FREE pre-audition interview

Auditions are now open for 2017 entry into JMI’s accredited music courses.  To find out more about JMI’s accredited music courses, including how to apply and entry requirements, please visit the Accredited Courses page.

JMI is offering a FREE pre-audition interview for all prospective students to come and speak with JMI facutly, ask questions regarding the course and get tips on what we’re looking for in an audition.  To arrange a FREE pre-audition interview, please send an e-mail through to or call (07) 3216 1110.  We also offer private music lessons to any prospective student looking to prepare for an audition.


JMI @ QPAC Green Jam

green-jam-preferred-imageJMI in conjunction with QPAC will be programming “JMI Jazz Sunday’s” once a month in the Green Jam space at QPAC. This will see JMI students, alumni and staff performing alongside each other. The first event will be on Sunday the 18th of September from 2pm to 4pm. Kicking off the program will be JMI’s Head of School, Dan Quigley and his band ‘Boplore’.

‘Boplore’ play well-groomed swing inspired from the late 50’s night life where pencil skirts and fedora’s were the fashion – with a twist of the vintage 20’s. Featuring Dan Quigley on Trumpet, Kerri Buchanan on Sax and Clarinet, Asher Douglas on guitar, Ben Van Jole on piano, Aaron Nolan on Bass, Sam Castan on drums and Tenille West on vocals.

Come and enjoy the sun and good music at the JMI JAZZ SUNDAYS

Street Parades in Queen Street Mall – 1st Saturday of each month

12745897_10154017974468413_3307878764576170162_nJMI will be running a New Orleans-style street parade through the Queen St Mall on the first Saturday of each month.  The next street parade will be held on Saturday 3rd September from 11am at the Main Stage in the Queen Street Mall.  All are welcome to bring your instruments, percussion or join in the second line! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information.

Essentially Ellington Down Under Regional Festival

August this year, JMI and Jazz at Lincoln Center brought Essentially Ellington to Australia to deliver the first nationwide Essentially Ellington Down Under Regional Festival (EE Down Under).  With Jazz at Lincoln Center clinicians Vince Gardner and Reggie Thomas, EE Down Under featured a high school big band festival in Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney where each participating ensemble received a workshop from either Vince or Reggie.  These were followed up by a full day professional development workshop aimed towards music teachers and band directors in each city.  In total, the festival involved over 600 high school students, 30 high school ensembles, over 100 teachers and directors in 4 cities – a fantastic result!

JMI Open Day – Saturday 10 September

JMI_OpenDay_Ad_190x64JMI will be holding an Open Day on Saturday 10th September from 11am to 2pm.

11am – Introductions/Greetings

11:30am – General Course Information

12pm – Auditions… what we’re looking for and how to prepare

12:30pm – Getting into jazz

1pm – BBQ and jam session

Register your interest in attending the Open Day by e-mailing