Elder Conservatorium Access Programs
The Access Programs at the Elder Conservatorium of Music offers members of the wider community the opportunity to discover or re-discover the joy of music through a number of programs;
The Junior Percussion Ensemble provides young percussionists with the experience of playing in an ensemble and covering repertoire that may not be encountered otherwise. The Junior Percussion Ensemble rehearses on a weeknight for an hour and a half, each week during the University semester, under the expert tuition of the percussion staff of the Conservatorium.
For people wishing to revise their musical theory or fast-track their understanding prior to commencing tertiary music studies, the Music Theory Bridging Course offers the perfect solution. Run in February each year, the course offers over 20 hours of tuition across five days, covering concepts including major and minor keys and scales, clefs, intervals, chords, harmonic progression including cadences, voice-leading principles, 7th chords and simple modulation.
For advanced instrumentalists and vocalists, the Single Studies program offers the opportunity to study with Conservatorium staff members on a one-to-one basis. Open to domestic and international students, Single Studies is a non-award program which makes it entirely compatible to being studied concurrently with other tertiary courses.