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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]
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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.

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]
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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.