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Jazz Ensembles - Audition

These classes are designed for students who wish to develop confident improvisation, aural and sight reading skills. They provide an ensemble-based environment for the development of personal jazz skills, along with an understanding of the dynamics at work in a small performance group. Typically there will be drums, electric bass, piano, horns (trumpet, alto, tenor) and guitar as the usual line-up. Other instruments are welcome (vibes, flute etc). During the term: Drummers will... [More]

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Tertiary Jazz Pre-audition Workshop

Are you planning to audition for a Conservatorium tertiary degree in jazz? Be well informed about the audition requirements and process so you can achieve your best result in this highly competitive field. This three hour workshop includes discussion and demonstration of the process, a mock Jazz aptitude test and the opportunity for some students to have their mock audition critiqued by members of the Tertiary Jazz staff in front of your peers (this is optional). This is an... [More]

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The Contemporary Vocal Studio - audition

A short audition will be held for this course You will need to enrol for the audition. Please prepare: a verse and a chorus from 2 contrasting songs (eg a ballad and an uptempo song) to be sung a cappella. There will also be some vocal exercises to be given by the auditioner on the day. Should you be successful, the class itself is described here. The Contemporary Vocal Studio is designed to further develop the skills of vocal students. This class is for students who have... [More]

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Soul Ensemble -audition

These classes are designed to introduce the student to a broad range of classic Soul and Rhythm ‘n’ Blues music styles. Key features of this broad genre are revealed through the performance of historically important repertoire from the 1950s/60s/70s through to the present era. Vocalists gain experience singing both lead and harmony parts, while rhythm section players learn to create authentic grooves that will move an audience. Horn players learn to work as a section, punctuating... [More]

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Beginner Shakuhachi Workshop

If you’ve always wanted to try the shakuhachi, now’s your chance! Shakuhachi Master Bronwyn Kirkpatrick will present this workshop and demonstration introducing shakuhachi, the traditional Japanese bamboo flute. The demonstration/workshop is open to anyone 16 years of age and over and no prior musical experience is necessary. It will interest students who feel drawn to Asian music and philosophies and people who want to find out more about the shakuhachi and its tradition. It may... [More]

Kids at the Con - Yellow Class

For 5-6 year olds In the Yellow class, children continue to experience beat, pitch, tempo, dynamics and structure through playing, singing and moving. Simple notation is introduced and rhythmic and aural elements become more complex. Ensemble work is explored in more detail. Working with different parts in both singing and on instruments contributes to a wider understanding of how music comes together. Our Yellow class is suited to children who have already started school, and who... [More]

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Classical Song

Classical Song will explore the techniques, skills, and style needed to sing the breadth of classical repertoire from Art Song to Opera. This course is designed for singers who wish to develop more confident solo performance. The course will cover vocal and stylistic interpretation, working with an accompanist, language and diction, connecting with your audience and performing confidence, culminating in a concert in the final week. Singers should feel able to give a solo... [More]

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Music Composition

The aim of the Music Composition course is to provide participants with the basic knowledge and compositional techniques required to work in the style that they wish to explore. Participants will work on a range of composition activities to generate ideas and subsequently shape them into a musical work. Each week students receive feedback and advice going forward from both the tutor and fellow peers. Different topics will be discussed and explored including: • Finding inspiration... [More]

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Electronic Music Production

This course will assist students to develop skills in using technology that will enhance and inspire their composing and develop their live electronic music skills. Students will learn how to create electronic music projects with various software such as Reaper, Max/Msp, Logic, Studio One, Ableton and VCV Rack for sound design and sequencing. The course is designed to be non-DAW specific so students can use their own software or follow along with the free option (Reaper) presented... [More]

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Vocal Horizons Encore

This online 8 week course is an extension of Vocal Horizons 2 level or equivalent. We will be focusing more on challenging warm ups, deciphering technically difficult songs and applying these tools to repertoire. There will also be an opportunity for an online Masterclass session which will include feedback and advice in real time. In this course students will focus on: • Pitch accuracy • Clear diction • Rhythmic co-ordination • Sharpening memory skills • Following visual cues •... [More]

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