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Impro Basics Level 2

For instrumentalists who have completed Impro Basics Level 1, or who have some improvisation experience, this course provides an opportunity to continue developing elementary skills in ensemble playing, improvisation and standard jazz repertoire. Classes establish practical ensemble skills by: Putting improvisation ideas into practice Learning melodies and chord progressions without music, developing memory Creating ensemble arrangements On completion of the course, a student’s... [More]
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There are 3 places available

For adults (minimum age 16)
Entry Level: completion of level 1 is advisable or equivalent experience.

PLACES ARE LIMITED TO:
2 pianos * * (NO PLACE REMAINING)
2 guitars * * (NO PLACES REMAINING)
1 bass *
1 drum kit *
and any number of horns or other instruments.

Please let us know your instrument by filling in the Additional Enrolment Information page when you are completing your enrolment.

We will update the availability of places as enrolments are received.

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Rising Stars Audition - Brass

This class is for students wishing to audition for the Conservatorium Open Academy Rising Stars Program. Students who have been playing their instrument for at least two years are welcome to apply. Applications for entry in Semester 2, 2017 are now open. Students are required to present two contrasting pieces of their choice, not longer than 10 minutes together, showing a range of technical and musical skill. One study and one piece are recommended. No piano accompaniment, scales,... [More]
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This session is for Rising Stars brass auditions only. Instruments welcome to apply are: Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Euphonium.

Your audition will fall between 3.30-4.30pm on Saturday 27th May 2017. An individual audition timeslot will be allocated to you. You will be notified of your timeslot by Wednesday 24th May. Applications close on Sunday 21st May. If there is a specific time that you will not be available, please inform us immediately to aid with scheduling.

In addition to the instrumental audition, all successful applicants will be required to sit a Music Skills test. Attendance at this test is compulsory for all successful applicants. The compulsory Music Skills test will take place on Saturday 3rd June, 3pm-5pm at the Conservatorium. Please pencil this date into your diaries to ensure you are available if you pass the audition.

Impro Basics Level 1

This course is designed for instrumentalists with no background in improvisation. It provides students with an opportunity to play in a small group and to learn elementary theoretical concepts, historical knowledge and basic skills in the art of jazz improvisation. Students will learn to: Put into practice theoretical knowledge of harmony and scales Train their ear and recognise chords and scales Perform technical exercises for improving improvisation skills Develop time and... [More]

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Jazz Ensembles or Jazzgroup One - Audition

Jazz Ensembles (intermediate level) run on Mondays -*tutored by Andrew Dickeson* as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays - tutored by Ron Philpott. Jazzgroup One (advanced level) runs on Wednesdays - tutored by Brendan Clarke. AUDITION REQUIREMENTS A 15 minute unaccompanied audition to determine which ensemble suits you best. You should be prepared to play two jazz standards of your choice, to improvise over a blues head and to do some basic sight reading of a chart. Drummers will also... [More]

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