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Gamelan Workshop

Gamelan is a generic Indonesian word for ‘music ensemble/orchestra.’ Lead by Peter Dunbar-Hall, this workshop provides music educators with authentic experience of Balinese music on the instruments of the Conservatorium’s Balinese Gamelan. The workshop will present practical ideas to use in the classroom and for personal musical development. This workshop is aimed at music teachers but anyone who is interested in learning about and playing Balinese Gamelan is most welcome to enrol.... [More]
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TEACHERS: This session can count towards Teacher Identified Professional Development hours for accreditation purposes. A Certificate of Completion will be available on request.

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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]
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This is our only audition workshop for 2017 so don’t miss out!
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.

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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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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]

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Kids at the Con - School Holiday Workshops

For ages 3-10 The Kids at the Con holiday workshops are designed to help children between the ages of 3 and 10 engage with the exciting world of music. Structured workshops are presented in a challenging but non-competitive environment which encourages the development of artistic expression and creativity. For more general information, please go to the Kids at the Con page. Please note that each workshop is designed as a one-off session, and material will be repeated the following... [More]

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]

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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]