Rising Stars Audition - Woodwind Conservatorium Open Academy

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Rising Stars Audition - Woodwind

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

Instruments welcome to apply are: Flute/Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Cor Anglais, Saxophone.

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 two years and are over the age of 10.

Audition Requirements: Round One: Video recording, Round Two: Live Audition

1. Applicants are required to present two contrasting pieces, 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 2 weeks before the closing date).
3. The recording should be no longer than 10 minutes total, including the prepared piece sent in October. No video edits are permitted, with all pieces performed consecutively in a continuous video (one after the other). The applicant should be visible, and hands clearly displayed throughout the video.

No piano accompaniment, scales, or general knowledge is required.

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 [email protected]. If the video is not received by the closing date, the applicant will not progress further and the fee will not be refunded.

Round Two: Live Audition
Students who are successful in the Video round will be invited to attend a live audition at the Sydney Conservatorium. This will take place afterschool on a weekday between the 6th and 17th November. Dates will be confirmed once the First Round of auditions is complete.

Music Skills Diagnostic Assessment:
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.

The Music Skills Assessment Date will be sent to successful applicants

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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