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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 6 May 6-8pm (tutor - Andrew Dickeson)
  • Tuesday 7 May 6-8pm (tutor - Brendan Clarke)
  • Wednesday 8 May- 6-8pm (tutor - Mariela Mulder)
  • Thursday 9 May6-8pm (tutor - Michael Bartolomei)

Any woodwind or brass instrument will be considered for the 'horn' positions.

The fee for the 8 week term is $560. If you enrol for an audition by 8 April (end of early bird offer) you will only pay the Early Bird rate for the term $492.80 (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.

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 $560. If you enrol for an audition by 8 April (end of early bird offer), you will only pay the Early Bird rate of $492.80 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)

Classes will be on:

Tuesday nights from 7 May with Darren Heinrich

Thursday nights from 9 May with Nick Hoorweg

PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT INSTRUMENT YOU ARE PLAYING FOR THE AUDITION

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

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]
$480 Limited inc GST
Contemporary Singer

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This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium building For adults (minimum age 16)

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Jazz Piano: First Steps Level 1

Aimed at the pianist who is a beginner to Jazz, this course offers students an introduction to jazz harmony, rhythm and improvisation. Over the course of 8 weeks students will further develop their technical ability, performance skills and music theory knowledge through playing classic jazz tunes. The classes are held in our keyboard lab and the course embraces creativity and experimentation. As well as working through notated scores; students will be guided to explore their own... [More]
$530 Limited inc GST
Jazz Piano: First Steps Level 1

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This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium building

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

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]
$560 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 (1 space left for this term)
2 guitars  (2 spaces left for this term)
1 bass (1 space left for this term) 1 drumkit ( 1 space left for this term)

We can also accept 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.

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 Harmony 1 ONLINE

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]
$480 Limited inc GST
Jazz Harmony 1 ONLINE

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This is an ONLINE class taught in real time For adults (minimum age 16) Entry level: Must be able to read music, have an understanding of how to construct chords, and an understanding of the major and minor scales and keys. Suggested minimum: Music Fundamentals 3 or equivalent. Participants will need: a device with a webcam and mic (laptop, tablet or phone all have these as part of their internal systems a desktop or laptop is preferred) a quiet spot in your home away from distractions an internet connection access to your email address you use to register to this class from the device above

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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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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. Sydney Con Jazz Festival 2024 line-up of artists is drawn from the cream of Australian jazz plus some of the best international musicians currently staying in Australia. The festival is designed to be affordable, accessible and show case the best of Jazz... [More]

Talking Jazz - Roots and Swing

Enhance your playing by learning how the language of Jazz was developed. Join drummer, bandleader & educator Andrew Dickeson for a “hands-on” journey through the history of Jazz. The classes this term will focus on the early evolution of Jazz music – from its roots, the melting pot of New Orleans and through to the swinging sounds of Chicago, Kansas City and New York in the 1930s. With a practical focus on listening and watching the great artists of this music, and group... [More]

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