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Tertiary Jazz Pre-audition Workshop

Are you planning to audition for a Conservatorium tertiary degree in jazz? Be well informed about the audition requirements and process so you can achieve your best result in this highly competitive field. Craig Scott, Chair of the Conservatorium’s Jazz Studies Unit, leads this three hour workshop, which includes discussion and demonstration of the process and the opportunity to try a mock audition in front of your peers (this is optional). This is an invaluable opportunity to... [More]

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

Beginner Shakuhachi Workshop

If you’ve always wanted to try the shakuhachi, now’s your chance! Shakuhachi Master Bronwyn Kirkpatrick will present this workshop and demonstration introducing shakuhachi, the traditional Japanese bamboo flute. The demonstration/workshop is open to anyone 16 years of age and over and no prior musical experience is necessary. It will interest students who feel drawn to Asian music and philosophies and people who want to find out more about the shakuhachi and its tradition. It may... [More]

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


The Smith Family is one of Australia’s best known charities. The University of Sydney is proud to be a partner in The Smith Family’s emotional literacy programs. Since 2005 the CONverge program, presented by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, has been helping disadvantaged students explore their creative side and build confidence. CONverge seeks to help students explore and develop their musical identities, creatvity and potential by inviting them to participate in an 8 week... [More]

From Studio to Stage: psychology for performers

Many of us play well when we practice yet worry, tremble, feel sick, make mistakes or just feel our performance is not “up to scratch” in recitals and exams. We are not alone. Chopin dreaded performing, Pablo Casals often threw up back stage and Barbara Streisand did not perform for twenty years after experiencing a memory lapse in a New York concert. It is estimated that up to 70 percent of musicians believe their public performances are not at the same level as their studio... [More]

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

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 2017 Young Women’s Jazz Workshops. Now in its fifteenth year the Young Women’s Jazz Workshops is a short course aimed at young women who are interested in pursuing skills in jazz and improvised music. The course offers exclusive opportunities for participants including ongoing performance and touring prospects. Participants also create new... [More]

Opera Lab

Want to sing Opera? Put your singing and acting skills under the microscope at Opera Lab Opera Lab is a 6-day intensive program for aspiring operatic singers aged 15 – 25. Working with a team of professional conductors, directors and music coaches Opera Lab will cover a range of skills from operatic ensembles to interpretation of texts, singing in a foreign language to stage and acting fundamentals. The program will be challenging, exciting and stimulating as you develop operatic... [More]

Orff: Piano Teachers' Workshop

Imagine transforming your teaching for AMEB exams and reinvigorating your studio and your students' enjoyment of learning piano? Here is your opportunity to combine both exams and a creative approach to teaching where students can develop foundation music skills as well as enhancing their learning for the future. Introducing a workshop combining the new Series 4 AMEB Piano for Leisure Syllabus and the Orff Schulwerk approach to Music Education. Explore new strategies for teaching... [More]

School Workshops

Conservatorium Open Academy can provide your school with a fun, engaging music workshop here at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Our workshops are designed for High School students but some can be adapted for primary students. We’re keen to be flexible so take a look at the standard options below or contact us with a brief description of your dream workshop for your students and we’ll see what we can do. GAMELAN WORKSHOPS Led by local experts in the music of the Balinese gamelan... [More]