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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]
$20 Limited inc GST
Soul Ensemble -audition

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THIS IS A LIVE AUDITION

** For adults (minimum age 16)

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 of $466.40 for the term (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. Call office for more info.
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 currently . For adults (minimum age 16)

SOUL ENSEMBLE start dates are: Tuesday 18 October and Thursday 20 October FROM 6-8pm.

Please let us know your instrument when you enrol.

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

Kids at the Con - Green Class

For 6-7 year olds In the Green class, children continue to experience the elements of music through singing, moving and playing. Conventional music notation is introduced including rhythm, bass and treble clef. Ensemble work broadens to 3–4 parts and aural training also reflects this with more difficult solfege and learning of songs in more than 1 part. Many of the participants in this level have already begun individual instrumental lessons but this is not a prerequisite. The Kids... [More]
$368 Limited inc GST
Kids at the Con - Green Class

<p><strong>For 6-7 year olds</strong> </p><p>In the Green class, children continue to experience the elements of music through singing, moving and playing. Conventional music notation is introduced

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Kids at the Con has moved to an 8 week term. When enroling, firstly enter your child’s details (first & last name) and your email address. Later on, you will be prompted for parent/guardian details, be sure to only include your information.

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

Contemporary Singer

This is an engaging and interactive class for singers with a passion for contemporary music of all styles. Students will learn basic singing skills and techniques designed to develop their voices and confidence, including exercises to improve their range, dynamic ability and performance skills. Students will have the opportunity to sing individually with Jo in order to focus on the areas that are most important to each student’s individual development. These individual workshops... [More]
$450 Limited inc GST
Contemporary Singer

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This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium building For adults (minimum age 16)

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

Jazz Piano: First Steps

Aimed at the the pianist and is a beginner to Jazz, this course offers students an introduction to jazz harmony, rhythm and improvisation. Over the course of an 8 week students will further develop their technical ability, performance skills and music theory knowledge through playing classic jazz tunes. In the spirit of a keyboard lab, the course embraces creativity and experimentation as well as working through concrete notated scores; students will be guided to explore their own... [More]
$500 Limited inc GST
Jazz Piano: First Steps

<p>Aimed at the the pianist and is a beginner to Jazz, this course offers students an introduction to jazz harmony, rhythm and improvisation. Over the course of an 8 week students will further develop

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This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium building

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

Vocal Horizons Level 2

This course is for singers who want to delve deeper into vocal technique, enhance practice strategies and develop a greater knowledge of solo and ensemble/part-singing repertoire with more technically advanced songs. Vocal and performance techniques covered include: • A combination of scales and warm-up exercises • Incorporating essential basic theory in ensemble repertoire • The importance of group harmony and blending • Awareness of increased vocal range and intonation •... [More]
$450 Limited inc GST
Vocal Horizons Level 2

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THIS IS A FACE TO FACE CLASS
For adults (minimum age 16)
Entry Level: Prior enrolment in Vocal Horizons 1 or by telephone interview.

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

Songwriting Workshop - level 2

Songwriting 1 & Songwriting Workshop are taught by Keppie Coutts, who has over 7 years' experience teaching through award-winning Berklee Online. Keppie has additionally pioneered remote live delivery of songwriting courses in higher education through Collarts in Melbourne, and is thrilled to offer both Songwriting courses live and online. Songwriting Workshop will build upon Songwriting 1, covering more advanced concepts in lyric, melody, chord writing, and song forms in... [More]
$450 Limited inc GST
Songwriting Workshop - level 2

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For adults (minimum age 16)

this is a face to face class

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.

Piano for Beginners Level 2

Level 2 is designed for the intermediate beginner, who is familiar with the notes of the keyboard, has prior understanding of note reading, and experience with basic scales and playing pieces in 5 finger hand positions. Over 8 weeks, students will be taken through an intensive course of technical work, finger training and exploration of basic piano literature in varying hand positions, as well as ensemble playing. The course will be taken at a speed, best supplemented with 20... [More]
$500 Limited inc GST
Piano for Beginners Level 2

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This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium buildingFor adults (minimum age 16)

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

Jazz Guitar

This course is aimed at intermediate level guitarists who want to expand on their jazz knowledge while meeting other players of a similar level. It’s a playing based course and the small class size (maximum of six) allows for a good deal of in class jamming. Topics usually covered include technical aspects of scales and jazz chords, harmony analysis, accompaniment styles, rhythmic aspects and soloing. Examples of repertoire from previous classes include Blue Bossa, Tune Up,... [More]
$500 Limited inc GST
Jazz Guitar

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For adults (minimum age 16)
This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium building
Entry Requirements: Intermediate level players with some existing jazz playing experience. Knowledge of major scales, key signatures and some jazz chords is required.
Students will need to bring their own guitar and lead. Amplifiers will be provided. Acoustic guitar is also welcome.

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

Vocal Horizons Level 1

For students with some singing experience, this course provides the knowledge and skills required to sing and perform with a well-produced voice. Students will also further their knowledge of music theory. Students will learn to: Understand and apply the fundamentals of vocal technique through: Vocal warm-up exercises Learning about the diaphragm to support singing Learning about the physiology of the voice Postural and vocal care awareness Articulation and vocal placement pointers... [More]
$450 Limited inc GST
Vocal Horizons Level 1

<p>{video type:“youtube” id:“Z1aQdrRleRA” "height:“440” width:“660”}<br/>For students with some singing experience, this course provides the knowledge and skills required to sing and perform with a

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THIS IS A FACE TO FACE CLASS For adults (minimum age 16)

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