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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.

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 three years and are over the age of 6.

Audition Requirements: Video recording
Applicants are required to present two pieces of different styles, showing a range of musical and technical skill in one video without editing. 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.

Please email your video file or url links (Vimeo, YouTube, dropbox or 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.

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

Jasmine, violin
Rising Stars gives students the opportunity to develop their music skills in a warm, nurturing environment. Each student is cared for individually and receives constant inspiration from fellow musicians and mentors.

Stephanie, violin
My time here has been one of the best experiences – which has only been made possible by the teacher’s hard work and dedication... thank you Rising Stars.

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