Hatched Academy

Ensemble Offspring Hatched Academy

What is Hatched Academy?

Hatched Academy is Ensemble Offspring’s emerging artist development program, designed to provide practical experience to the next generation of innovative young performers and composers from around Australia. These opportunities are available to Australian residents only.

The program draws on the skills and expertise of our Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes, our core instrumentalists and guest mentors. It offers an in-road into the exciting and vast world of new music-making by providing participants with the opportunity to gain valuable new skills and insights into areas such as:

  • Compositional and performance techniques
  • Artistic planning and programming
  • Production, funding, marketing and audience engagement

‘Emerging’ is defined here as an artist in the early stages of their career or someone who has yet to be significantly recognised.

Hatched Academy consists of 3 streams; Associate Artist, Open Mic & Summer School.

Hatched Academy 2014-2017

2017 Hatched Academy Participants

2017: Participants Ciaran Frame (composer NSW), Jasmin Leung (composer QLD), Kieran Welch (viola QLD) and Luke Carbon (clarinet VIC). Guest Mentors Cathy Milliken (composer/mentor) and Jessica Aszodi (vocalist/mentor).

Participants joined the ensemble in concert at Sizzle, BackStage Music and Hatched at The Red Rat.

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2016 Hatched Academy Participants

2016: Participants Mary Rapp (cellist NSW), Julia Reidy (composer/guitarist NSW), James Bradbury (composer WA) and David Moran (cellist SA).

In November we held a week-long intensive creative development and rehearsal session at the beautiful Bundanon Estate in Riversdale, in preparation for our new music micro-festival, Kontiki Racket.

2015 Hatched Academy Participants

2015: Participants Dan Thorpe (composer SA), Samuel Smith (composer VIC), Jodie Rottle (flute QLD), Jacob Abela (piano, VIC).

Meet the 2015 Hatched Academy participants

2014 Hatched Academy Participants


Hatched Academy is supported by the APRA AMCOS Music Grants Program and Rode Microphones.