Rising Stars Audition - Strings Conservatorium Open Academy

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Rising Stars Audition - Strings

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Audition requirements for String players

Instruments welcome to apply: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp, Classical Guitar.

Auditions for the 2023 program will be held in October 2022. Please join the waiting list to be notified when audition dates are opened.

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

Round One – Video recording
Applicants are required to present two pieces of different styles, showing a range of musical and technical skill in one continuous video without editing. Both pieces should be performed consecutively. The recording should be no longer than 10 minutes total with pieces performed one after the other, and recorded within the last two months. The applicant should be visible, and hands clearly displayed throughout the video. In the interest of fairness and consistency, Piano accompaniment is not permitted.

Videos are to be uploaded to YouTube as an unlisted video, with the student’s name and age in the title. The works being performed should be listed in the description box, including composer’s name. Please then email your url links to con.openacademy@sydney.edu.au. If the video is not received by 5pm on Monday 24th October, the applicant will not progress further and the fee will not be refunded.

Round Two: Live audition
Students who were successful in Round One may be required to perform at a live audition, currently scheduled for Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of November. Please note, the live audition Round may not be required but students are encouraged to set aside these dates. Students should play two contrasting works; a study and a piece are recommended. Students can reuse the pieces from Round One.

Music Skills Diagnostic Assessment online 2022:
In addition to the instrumental audition, all successful applicants will be required to sit a Music Skills Diagnostic Assessment. 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:

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