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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]
$20 Limited inc GST
Jazz Ensembles - Audition

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For adults (minimum age 16)

THIS IS A LIVE AUDITION

JAZZ ENSEMBLES COMMENCE ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

Monday 17 October- 6-8pm (tutor - Andrew Dickeson)

Tuesday 18 October- 6-8pm (tutor - Brendan Clarke)
Wednesday 19 October - 6-8pm (tutor - Hannah James)
Thursday 20 October- 6-8pm (tutor - Michael Bartolomei)

There will be a combined concert on  the eve of Wednesday 7 December for all ensembles.

Any woodwind or brass instrument will be considered for the 'horn' positions.

The fee for the 8 week term is $530. If you enrol for an audition by 19 September, you will only pay the Early Bird rate for the term $466.40 (12% discount), providing you are successful at audition. If you are a full time student or hold a current pension/healthcare card you are eligible for a 15% discount. You can enter your ID number at checkout to receive this discount. PLEASE NOTE: We will only audition positions that are vacant. Current students have first option to re-enrol. We will inform you if there are no spots available to audition for asap and refund your audition fee.

Please let us know your instrument when you enrol.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Piano for Beginners Level 3

Taught in the keyboard lab on weighted digital keyboards, level 3 is designed for the advanced beginner, who is familiar with the notes of the keyboard, has prior understanding of note reading, and experience with basic technical work and piano pieces in varying hand positions. Over 8 weeks, students will be taken through an intensive course of technical work, finger training, sight reading skill, pedal use, basic chord symbol reading, and exploration of basic piano literature in... [More]
$500 Limited inc GST
Piano for Beginners Level 3

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For adults (minimum age 16)
This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium building
Entry: by prior enrolment in Piano for Beginners Level 2

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Rising Stars Audition - Organ

This program is for students wishing to audition for the Conservatorium Open Academy Rising Stars Richard and Doreen Wilson Organ Scholarships. Applications for entry in 2023 are now open. Eligibility: Applications are invited from advanced pianists (at least A Mus A level piano) as well as from any students already learning organ who will be in school Years 7 – 10 in 2023. Students will be required to play (on piano or organ, as appropriate): 1. A piece of your choice (max 5-6... [More]
$15 Limited inc GST
Rising Stars Audition - Organ

<p>This program is for students wishing to audition for the Conservatorium Open Academy Rising Stars Richard and Doreen Wilson Organ Scholarships.</p><p>Applications for entry in 2023 are now open.</p

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Auditions for Organ are planned to take place at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on Friday 28th October from 2:30pm. This is subject to change

1. Applications close on Wednesday 19th October at 5pm.
2. An individual audition timeslot will be allocated to you. You will be notified of your timeslot by Friday 21st October.
3. Your audition will fall between 2.30pm and 6pm on Friday 28th October (subject to change). If there is a specific time that you will not be available, please inform us immediately to aid with scheduling.
4. Students who are successful in auditioning for the Rising Stars program are required to participate in the Music Skills Diagnostic Assessment which will be held at a later date. This assessment will not impact your place in the program and will only be used to assign students to the correct Music Skills classes for 2022.

Eligibility: Applications are invited from advanced pianists (at least A Mus A level piano) as well as from any students already learning organ who will be in school Years 7 – 10 in 2023.

Students will be required to play (on piano or organ, as appropriate):
1. A piece of your choice (max 5-6 minutes duration – on piano or organ, as appropriate);
2. A prepared hymn in four-part harmony (music will be sent to you along with confirmation of your audition time)
You should play a short Introduction (“play-over”, not a spoken introduction) and then one verse of the hymn, as if accompanying a choir
3. Sight-read a hymn in 4-part harmony
4. Sight-read a very simple organ piece at the instrument (all necessary assistance will be given)

No technical work, piano accompaniment, or general knowledge is required. Applicants will be allocated an audition time within the time range indicated, and notified of this at a later date.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Jazz Harmony 2 ONLINE

Jazz Harmony 2 builds on concepts presented in Jazz Harmony 1. This course will discuss the Blues form, minor key harmony (in depth), guide tone lines, voice leading and diminished chord patterns and scales. An in-depth presentation of melodic analysis techniques will also be covered. In addition, two workshop weeks will be scheduled for composition assignments to be performed and analysed. Entry: by prior enrolment in Jazz Harmony 1. WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS COURSE A... [More]
$450 Limited inc GST
Jazz Harmony 2 ONLINE

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For adults (minimum age 16) Entry Level: Prior completion of Jazz Harmony level 1 or equivalent

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Piano for Beginners Level 4

Level 4 is designed for the advanced beginner, who is familiar with the notes of the keyboard, has prior understanding of note reading, and experience with basic technical work and piano pieces in varying hand positions. Over 8 weeks, students will be taken through an intensive course exploring popular and movie music. The course will include technical work, music reading, basic chord symbol comprehension, pedal technique, and basic music writing/composition to start getting your... [More]
$500 Limited inc GST
Piano for Beginners Level 4

<p>Level 4 is designed for the advanced beginner, who is familiar with the notes of the keyboard, has prior understanding of note reading, and experience with basic technical work and piano pieces in

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Rising Stars Audition - Strings

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. Eligibility: 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... [More]
$15 Limited inc GST
Rising Stars Audition - Strings

<p><strong>Audition requirements for String players</strong></p><p>Instruments welcome to apply: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp, Classical Guitar.</p><p>Auditions for the 2023 program will be

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1. Video submission dates for applicants close on Monday 24th October at 5pm. No applications will be accepted after this date.
2. Successful applicants will be notified in writing. Students may be asked to participate in a second Live Audition round on either Saturday 5th or Sunday 6th November.
3. Students who are successful in auditioning for the Rising Stars program are required to participate in the Music Skills Diagnostic Test. Dates and times will be confirmed at a later date.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Rising Stars Audition - Piano

Audition requirements for Piano players Instruments welcome to apply: Piano Auditions for the 2023 program will be held in October 2022. Please join the waiting list to be notified when audition applications are opened. Eligibility: Applications are invited from students who have been playing their instrument for at least two years and are over the age of 6. Round One: Video recording Applicants are required to present two contrasting pieces of your own choice showing a range of... [More]
$15 Limited inc GST
Rising Stars Audition - Piano

<p><strong>Audition requirements for Piano players</strong></p><p>Instruments welcome to apply: Piano</p><p>Auditions for the 2023 program will be held in October 2022. Please join the waiting list

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1. Video audition applications close on Monday 24th October, 5pm. No applications will be accepted after this date.
2. Applicants who passed the video auditions will be notified by email.
3. Successful applicants will then be invited to participate in the live auditions taking place on Monday 31st October. An individual audition timeslot will be allocated to you. If there is a specific time that you will not be available, please inform us immediately to aid with scheduling.
4. Students who are successful in auditioning for the Rising Stars program are required to participate in the Music Skills Diagnostic Test. Dates and times will be confirmed at a later date.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Rising Stars Audition - Woodwind

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. Auditions for the 2023 program will be held in October 2022. Please join the waiting list to be notified when audition dates are opened. Eligibility: Applications are invited from students who have been playing their instrument for at least two years and are over the age of 10.... [More]
$15 Limited inc GST
Rising Stars Audition - Woodwind

<p>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,

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1. Video submissions close on Monday 24th October at 5pm. Submissions received after this time will not be accepted.
2. 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. Please ensure that the video captures at least the upper body of the student, including finger combinations, embouchure, and breathing technique. Piano accompaniment is not required.
3. Woodwind applicants will also be required to present one prepared piece/excerpt, which will be sent to you on Monday 10th October. Accompaniment is not required.
4. Students who are successful in auditioning for the Rising Stars program are required to participate in the Music Skills Diagnostic Test. Dates and times will be confirmed at a later date.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Rising Stars Audition - Brass

Audition requirements for Brass players Auditions for the 2023 program will be held on Friday 4th November 2022 in the afternoon. Please join the waiting list to be notified when auditions are opened. Instruments welcome to apply are: Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Euphonium. Eligibility: Applications are invited from students who have been playing their instrument for at least two years and are over the age of 6. Students are required to play: 1. Two contrasting pieces of... [More]
$15 Limited inc GST
Rising Stars Audition - Brass

<p><strong>Audition requirements for Brass players</strong></p><p>Auditions for the 2023 program will be held on Friday 4th November 2022 in the afternoon. Please join the waiting list to be notified

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1. Applications close on Monday 24th October at 5pm. Your audition date and time will be different to the one shown here.
3. An individual audition timeslot will be allocated to you. You will be notified of your timeslot. If there is a specific time that you will not be available, please inform us immediately to aid with scheduling.
4. Students who are successful in auditioning for the Rising Stars program are required to participate in the Music Skills Diagnostic Test. Dates and times will be confirmed at a later date.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Jazz Harmony 2

Jazz Harmony 2 builds on concepts presented in Jazz Harmony 1. This course will discuss the Blues form, minor key harmony (in depth), guide tone lines, voice leading and diminished chord patterns and scales. An in-depth presentation of melodic analysis techniques will also be covered. In addition, two workshop weeks will be scheduled for composition assignments to be performed and analysed. Entry: by prior enrolment in Jazz Harmony 1. WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS COURSE A... [More]

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