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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.

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.

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.

Piano for Beginners Level 1

Never played piano before? Keen to learn? Piano for Beginners Level 1 is a group class designed for the absolute beginner. By the end of the course you will be able to find your way around the keyboard, play simple tunes and accompaniments and understand the basics of good piano technique. Over 8 weeks, students will be taken through an intensive course of note reading, finger training and exploration of basic piano literature, as well as basic ensemble playing. Level 1 will cover... [More]
$500 Limited inc GST
Piano for Beginners Level 1

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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.

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.

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

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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.

Songwriting 1

Songwriting 1 & Songwriting Workshop are taught by Keppie Coutts, who has over 7 years' experience teaching online 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 1 methodically introduces tools, techniques, and strategies for writing and understanding the mechanics of great lyrics,... [More]

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

Songwriting Workshop - level 2 ONLINE

Songwriting 1 & Songwriting Workshop are taught by Keppie Coutts, who has over 7 years' experience teaching online 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]

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