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Vocal Pop-shop

Vocal Pop-shop is a fun and engaging school holiday workshop for teens to explore all things contemporary singing: from vocal health and techniques, solo and group singing, and audition preparation. Discover how to feel confident and well prepared in solo live performances, how to develop a stronger singing voice and gain musical awareness as you learn about harmony and genre stylings through group work. The 3 day workshop will show you how to: • develop your singing voice •... [More]
$390 Limited inc GST
Vocal Pop-shop

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Entry Requirements: The workshop is for students who are currently at high school (13-18 yrs). Some singing experience is recommended but not essential. Once you’ve enrolled you need to nominate a song you would like to perform solo, we will give you guidelines on how to select something appropriate after enrolment. Attendance at all three days is expected as the sessions build on material learnt previously. There will be an opportunity to invite family and friends to watch a performance on the final day.

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

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]
$80 Limited inc GST
Tertiary Jazz Pre-audition Workshop

<p>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

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Please email us after you enrol to let us know your instrument and if you want to do a mock audition and we will try to accommodate your request. PLEASE NOTE there are limited spots for mock audition so not everyone will get a chance to get up. Make sure you read the audition requirements on the Conservatorium’s page. Link has been provided below.

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

Sydney Piano Teachers Festival

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October 9am – 6pm each day The Sydney Piano Teacher’s Festival is back at the Open Academy! This year’s Festival will focus on teaching Bach Polyphony and Debussy Impressionism for the keyboard through a program of demonstrations, masterclasses and recitals from International and Australian presenters. We also have an exploration using reduced sized keyboards. Aimed at intermediate level teaching the Festival is an opportunity for studio and school piano... [More]
$150 $125 Limited inc GST / $50
Sydney Piano Teachers Festival

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$250 $215 Limited inc GST / $100
Sydney Piano Teachers Festival

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$150 $125 Limited inc GST / $50
Sydney Piano Teachers Festival

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Voice Works: enhancing vocal control, communication and care

One in three of the working population are considered professional voice users who need their voices to work effectively. Healthy, efficient and enduring vocal use is based on practical techniques that are common to both good speaking and singing. This practical skills-based workshop aims to provide teachers, professionals and anyone else who would like to use their voice more effectively with the fundamentals of how the voice works, how to use it better and how to look after it.... [More]
$125 Limited inc GST
Voice Works: enhancing vocal control, communication and care

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If you are a teacher and your school requires an invoice to pay for you to attend, please ask them to email us at con.openacademy@sydney.edu.au or call 9351 1208. For school invoiced enrolments, payment must be received 1 week before the workshop to ensure that the staff member can attend the workshop.

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

Sydney Con International Jazz Festival 2018

SUNDAY 3 JUNE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL Held over one day the Sydney Con International Jazz Festival is a boutique jazz festival presented in conjunction with the Sydney Conservatorium Open Academy, The Sydney Conservatorium and the Sydney Conservatorium’s Jazz Division. This year’s Festival is on Sunday 3 June and is designed to be affordable, accessible and show case the best of Jazz from Australia, Sydney and the World. The festival uses all five of the Conservatoriums' beautiful... [More]

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.

CONverge

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 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]

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]