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Rising Stars Audition - Woodwind

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

This class is for students wishing to audition for the Conservatorium Open Academy Rising Stars Program. Instruments welcome to apply are: Flute/Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Cor Anglais, Saxophone.

Applications are now closed for Semester 1, 2022.

Applications are invited from students who have been playing their instrument for at least two years and are over the age of 10.

Audition Requirements: Video recording

1. Applicants are required to present two pieces of different styles, showing a range of musical and technical skill. One study and one piece is recommended.
2. Woodwind applicants are also required to present one prepared piece/excerpt (music will be sent to you by Monday 11th October).
3. The recording should be no longer than 10 minutes total and recorded within the last two months. No edits permitted. The applicant should be visible, and hands clearly displayed throughout the video.

No piano accompaniment, scales, sight-reading or general knowledge is required.

Please email your video file or url links (Vimeo, YouTube, dropbox or google share drive) to 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 Testimonals

Yiting, flute
Having been presented with many opportunities to explore different aspects of music through weekly Music Skills classes, electives and recitals, I have not only grown as a musician but gained essential skills applicable to both artistic and academic pursuits.

Suzy, flute
The magnificent facilities to practice and perform in have proved invaluable in enhancing my musical ability, ensuring I retain motivation and direction

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