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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. This three hour workshop includes discussion and demonstration of the process, a mock Jazz aptitude test and the opportunity for some students to have their mock audition critiqued by members of the Tertiary Jazz staff in front of your peers (this is optional). This is an... [More]

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

Opera Lab Audition

OPERA LAB 2023 - January 21 to 28 Want to sing Opera? Put your singing and acting skills under the microscope at Opera Lab. The Open Academy is delighted to again present Opera Lab in January 2023. Opera Lab is a 7-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... [More]

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Music Theatre Lab Audition

MUSIC THEATRE LAB 2023 - January 21 - January 28 Put your singing, acting and dancing skills under the microscope at Music Theatre Lab The Open Academy is delighted to be able to expand the program and present Music Theatre Lab in January 2023. Music Theatre Lab is a 7-day intensive program for aspiring Music Theatre performers aged 15 – 25. Working with a team of professional conductors, directors and choreograhers Music Theatre Lab will cover a range of skills from solos and... [More]

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Breeze through the Baroque - The Enquiring Listener

BREEZE THROUGH THE BAROQUE – THE ENQUIRING LISTENER This engaging 90 minute workshop will explore the Music of the Baroque Period. We will look at the characteristic features of Baroque music including the typical instrumental and vocal forces of the time, the types of works written and the pre-eminent composers. Using skills developed in “The Enquiring Listener” course, we will investigate the dramatic impact and technical intricacies of Baroque Music, utilising recordings and... [More]

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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]

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The Bite Size Sessions

  Bite Size Sessions is a day of diverse short workshops in niche vocal and instrumental skills giving you the tools to branch out into new musical areas you may not have experienced before or focus on a very specific skill in your field. From Melismatic singing, Jazz scatting, and Music Theatre chorus work to African rhythms, Balinese Gamelan and Healthy piano playing we invite you to taste a few workshops across the day.   Enrol in 1 workshop - $45 Enrol in 2 workshops - $80... [More]

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Voice Works: enhancing vocal control, communication & 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]

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Chord Progressions Decrypted

This workshop is designed to assist both instrumentalists and vocalists understand and master the common chord progressions that they encounter every day. Using several real-world examples from various popular genres, students will gain valuable insights into song structures that will accelerate their repertoire-learning skills and provide new options for improvisation and composition. If you’ve ever wondered “how did they come up with that?”, then this workshop is for you. If you... [More]

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Cracking Code for Choristers

Cracking Code for Choristers If you have ever been in a choir, intend to join one or just have a desire to understand written choral music more, this course is made for you! In this dynamic 90-minute Workshop Rebecca Scott will show you how to decipher a song using correct musical terminology. You will learn to sing a song using sheet music and discuss what the different musical markings and terms mean. This workshop will demystify any of your fears about how to follow musical... [More]

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Vocalizzo! Essential daily vocal drills

Vocalizzo! a Workshop in Essential Daily Vocal Drills. This online session will benefit students with a particular interest in the singing voice – choristers wanting a set of daily drills that will assist in improving tone and creating stamina for long choral rehearsals; solo singers wanting a set of essential drills they can use as a ‘gig bag’ set of pre-performance exercises and warm-ups. The Course will target: WARM-UP REGIME BREATH CONTROL TONE SUPPORT DICTION CLARITY VOWEL... [More]

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