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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)

JAZZ ENSEMBLES COMMENCE ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

Monday 15 October – 6.30-8.30pm (tutor – Andrew Dickeson)
Tuesday 16 October – 6-8pm (tutor – Ron Philpott)
Wednesday 17 October – 6-8pm (tutor – Hannah James)
Thursday 18 October – 6-8pm (tutor – Ron Philpott)
COMBINED END OF TERM CONCERT WILL BE MONDAY 3 DECEMBER FROM 7PM

The fee for the 8 week term is $495. If you enrol for an audition by 24 September, you will only pay the Early Bird rate of $435.60 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 the office for more info.

Please let us know your instrument when you enrol.

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

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Impro Basics Level 1

This course is designed for instrumentalists with no background in improvisation. You will need some basic level of understanding how to read music and chord charts. 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... [More]
$495 $435.60 Limited inc GST
Impro Basics Level 1

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For adults (minimum age 16)
Entry Level: Ability to read simple melody line and chord symbol charts.

PLACES ARE LIMITED TO:
2 pianos (NO SPOTS AVAILABLE)
2 guitars (1 spot remaining)
1 bass (1 spot remaining)
1 drum kit

and any number of horns or other instruments.

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

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

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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]
$495 $435.60 Limited inc GST
Impro Basics Level 2

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

PLACES ARE LIMITED TO:
2 pianos (1 spot remaining)
2 guitars (2 spots remaining)
1 bass (NO SPOTS REMAINING)
1 drum kit (1 spot remaining)
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.

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

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Vocal Horizons 3 Ensemble

In this course, students will focus on close harmony work in a small vocal ensemble, providing skills including: Pitch accuracy Clear diction Rhythmic co-ordination Following visual cues Improved dynamic range Blending voices Sharpening memory skills Aims include: To learn about vocal agility and flexibility and applying it as an ensemble Learn to integrate more in-depth theory with repertoire learning To learn ways to develop confidence in performance To develop the voice in... [More]

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

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Young Womens Jazz Workshops

About the Workshops Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA) and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Open Academy are pleased to present the 2018 Young Women’s Jazz Workshops. Now in its 16th year, the award-winning Young Women’s Jazz Workshops course teaches young women, aged 12 and up, how to improvise and get a feel for jazz and blues. Running over eight weeks, the program culminates in a public concert at which SIMA’s Media Partner ABC Jazz presents some awards. We cater to... [More]

World Music Ensemble - Audition

World Music Ensemble is intended for mid-level players who want to improve their improvisation, rhythmic, aural, sight-reading, technical, and listening skills through a diverse world music program. In addition, ensemble members gain an insight into rehearsal and performance practices, how to organize arrangements and the dynamics of working within a group. Repertoire is developed through both the oral tradition, where melodic and harmonic material is learned by ear, and from... [More]

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