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Rising Stars Audition - Piano

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Audition requirements for Piano players

Instruments welcome to apply: Piano

Applications are now open for entry into Rising Stars at the Con program for Semester 1, 2022.

Eligibility:
Applications are invited from students who have been playing their instrument for at least two years and are over the age of 6.

Round one: Video recording
Applicants are required to present two contrasting pieces of your own choice showing a range of musical and technical skill; a study and a piece are recommended. The recording should be no longer than 10 minutes and recorded within the last two months. No edits permitted. The applicant should be visible, and hands clearly displayed throughout the video. Piano accompaniment is not required.

Please email your video file or url links (Vimeo, YouTube, google share drive) to con.openacademy@sydney.edu.au. If the video is not received by 5pm on Monday 25th October, the applicant will not progress further and the fee will not be refunded.

Round two: Live audition
Applicants who pass the video auditions will proceed to a live audition round which will take place ONLINE VIA ZOOM. The current date for Live Auditions is Tuesday 9th November. You will be notified of your individual timeslots.

No piano accompaniment is required.

Music Skills Diagnostic Assessment online 2021:
In addition to the instrumental audition, all successful applicants will be required to sit a Music Skills Diagnostic Assessment, which will be held online via Zoom. Attendance at this assessment is compulsory for all successful applicants. The assessment is used to determine the appropriate level of Music Skills class for each student. The result of this assessment has no impact on whether or not the student is offered a place.

Music Skills Assessment Date:
Wednesday 1st December, 5pm-6.30pm online.

Rising Stars Student Testimonials

Leanne, piano
Rising Stars is an incredible program – it has the most dedicated, world-class teachers and lectures, practising and performance facilities, supporting staff and talented students.

Tony, piano
Thank you to the Rising Stars program for the great opportunity for me to learn music in an enviroment with like-minded peers. I have gained a holistic understanding of different types of music through music skills, advanced piano playing through instrumental lessons and refined my performance technique through multiple concerts.

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