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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)
THIS IS A LIVE AUDITION
JAZZ ENSEMBLES COMMENCE ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

Monday 19 July - 6-8pm (tutor – Andrew Dickeson)
Tuesday 20 July – 6-8pm (tutor – Brendan Clarke)
Wednesday 21 July- 6-8pm (tutor – Hannah James)

The fee for the 8 week term is $520. If you enrol for an audition by 21 June, you will only pay the Early Bird rate of $457.60 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. You can enter your ID number at checkout to receive this discount. 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.

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

This course is designed for musicians 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 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 to recognise chords and scales Perform technical exercises for... [More]
$520 Limited inc GST
Impro Basics

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For adults (minimum age 16)
This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium building
Entry Level: Ability to read simple melody line and chord symbol charts.

PLACES ARE LIMITED TO:
2 pianos (no spots available)
2 guitars (no spots available)
1 bass ( no spot available)
1 drum kit(no spots available)*

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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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]
$440 Limited inc GST
Contemporary Singer

<p>{video type:“youtube” id:“ci6rB_k3HYQ” "height:“440” width:“660”}</p><p>This is an engaging and interactive class for singers with a passion for contemporary music of all styles. Students will

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This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium building
For adults (minimum age 16)
$440 Limited inc GST
Contemporary Singer

<p>{video type:“youtube” id:“ci6rB_k3HYQ” "height:“440” width:“660”}</p><p>This is an engaging and interactive class for singers with a passion for contemporary music of all styles. Students will

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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.

Blues Guitar Level 2

Blues Guitar 2 is an extension of Blues Guitar 1. It will focus on open tunings, blues slide guitar playing, chord voicing, right hand strumming technique and the playing styles of a few notable blues guitar players. Topics will be presented through class discussion, listening exercises and transcribed solos. [More]
$490 Limited inc GST
Blues Guitar Level 2

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Suitable for ages 16+ This is a face to face class
Entry Level: Prior completion of Blues Guitar Level 1. Suitable for intermediate players. All styles welcome.
Students will need to bring their own guitar and lead if applicable. Both acoustic and electric welcome.

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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]
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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.

Jazz Harmony 1

Jazz Harmony focuses on the study of chords and their relationship with each other. This class will review some fundamental harmonic concepts before exploring major and minor scale harmony in depth. The course will also discuss diatonic reharmonization, dominant chord types, modal interchange and the Blues form, through the study of a selected number of Jazz standards presented in class. This course may be particularly useful for students wanting to apply for the tertiary jazz... [More]

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Blues Guitar Level 1

Blues Guitar will look into the Blues Form and discuss the cadence, primary chords, associated scales, tensions and stress points of the harmony and melody. This course will look at variations to the basic progression and discuss the various sub genres such as Delta, Chicago, Texas Blues and more. The course will also present and analyse transcribed solos and look into the sounds and effects created by a few notable Blues guitarist players. In addition, a presentation of more... [More]

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Jazz Harmony 2

Jazz Harmony 2 builds on concepts presented in Jazz Harmony 1. This course will discuss the Blues form, minor key harmony (in depth), guide tone lines, voice leading and diminished chord patterns and scales. An in-depth presentation of melodic analysis techniques will also be covered. In addition, two workshop weeks will be scheduled for composition assignments to be performed and analysed. Entry: by prior enrolment in Jazz Harmony 1. WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS COURSE A... [More]

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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]

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Sydney Con Jazz Festival

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL Held over one day the Sydney Con Jazz Festival is a boutique jazz festival presented in conjunction with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Open Academy at the Con and Sydney Improvised Music Association. After the cancellation of the 2020 Festival we are delighted to be able to present the festival again in 2021 with a line-up of artists drawn from the cream of Australian jazz plus some of the best international musicians currently staying in Australia. The... [More]