Centre for Young Musicians
Through this program school-aged students are offered high quality, sequential tuition in instrumental performance, led by the performance staff of the Elder Conservatorium. In addition to weekly tuition on their instruments, students also participate in regular ensemble sessions, masterclasses, workshops and performances throughout the year. At each stage of their development students are offered opportunities that extend and inspire, with talent identified and fostered at an early age.
Alongside a focus on developing individual technical and performance skills there is an emphasis on developing each student into a confident, well rounded musician, within a positive musical peer group. Core teaching takes place at the Elder Conservatorium’s historical North Terrace buildings on Saturdays during school terms.
Weekly sessions held in Elder Hall teaching rooms 1-4pm, performances held in Elder Hall.
Instrumental/voice Lessons Term Dates Term 1 Saturday 10 February - Saturday 24 March (8 weeks) Term 2 Saturday 7 April - Saturday 30 June (8 weeks) Mid-year performance Friday 6 July Term 3 Saturday 28 July - Saturday 22 September (8 weeks) *Note: no lessons Saturday 18 August Term 4 Saturday 20 October - Saturday 8 December (8 weeks) End of year performance Sunday 16 December
Instrumental/voice Lessons Per term Per year Beginner $400 $1600 Intermediate $560 $2240 Advanced $720 $2880
Siblings can enjoy 25% discount on fees
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Junior Percussion Ensemble Program
The Open Music Academy Junior Percussion Ensemble Program gives young players the opportunity to improve their ensemble and individual performance skills in a supportive and challenging environment. The ensemble is designed to develop musicianship, technical proficiency, creativity, and aims to support the learning of highly motivated students of percussion.
Under the direction of Amanda Grigg, the ensemble will rehearse weekly with a view to presenting a short performance alongside the Elder Conservatorium's Undergraduate Percussion Ensemble. Rehearsals are conducted in the Elder Conservatorium Percussion Studio, giving students the experience of performing on a wide range of percussion instruments. Students not only have the opportunity to find out what university life is like, but also contribute to, and benefit from the diverse musical life of the University of Adelaide.
Weekly sessions held in Madley Percussion Studio, concert held in Madley Rehearsal Studio.
Percussion Ensemble Sessions Date Time Monday 19 February 6-7.30pm Monday 26 February 6-7.30pm Monday 5 March 6-7.30pm Monday 19 March 6-7.30pm Monday 26 March 6-7.30pm Monday 9 April 6-7.30pm Monday 30 April 6-7.30pm Monday 7 May 6-7.30pm Monday 14 May 6-7.30pm Monday 21 May 6-7.30pm Monday 28 May 6-7.30pm Monday 4 June - Concert 6-10pm
Percussion Ensemble Per semester $250
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