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'Barossa Campus', Nuriootpa

The Open Music Academy is partnering with the ‘Barossa Campus’, which launched on July 11 as one of sixteen new government funded Regional Study Hubs.  The nationwide network of Regional Study Hubs links regional students with the resources of their local tertiary institutions and aims to increase equity of education access to students in remote and rural communities. The Open Music Academy is working with Regional Development Australia and Country Arts SA to provide impactful, high quality music education opportunities to the Barossa community through the new Barossa Campus. The program of study includes creative music workshops, masterclasses, open rehearsals, informal performances and ensemble coaching, with the sessions delivered by some of South Australia’s leading performers and music educators.  We hope to develop this program further through 2020 and beyond with the provision of regular specialised tuition in strings and other areas, supporting local music students and teachers.

Playford 10

The Elder Conservatorium's Open Music Academy is partnering with the City of Playford in the innovative ‘Playford 10’ project. The Playford 10 Project was designed from the research report Playford Youth – A New Story, which highlighted the need for young people in the north of Adelaide to be offered opportunities to develop their life skill forge strong connections with the community. The Open Music Academy supports the delivery of music education, music performance and music exposure for the region.The first phase of the partnership is to trial the delivery of music education experiences within the Playford 10 project site, Elizabeth Grove Primary School, with the aim to expand to other schools in the region. The partnership will work together to draw on existing resources where possible. The pilot program is currently being finalised and will include immersive experiences such as creative music workshops, string workshops and regular small group music tuition. Through these experiences students are introduced to a range of instruments, explore fundamental musical elements of pitch and rhythm and are encouraged to think of themselves as creative and expressive musicians. The Open Music Academy is proud to support the ground breaking Playford 10 project with staff and instruments and looks forward to developing the program further.

Instruments of Change

Commencing in October 2019, The Elder Conservatorium of Music's Open Music Academy is partnering with the local music education organisation ‘Instruments of Change’ to deliver high quality music tuition to schools currently lacking in music education opportunities. The pilot program will begin at Prospect Primary in October 2019, with students provided with wind and brass instruments, small group tuition and ensemble coaching, as well as linking students with the activities of the Open Music Academy at our North Terrace Campus.

Children's University Adelaide

The Open Music Academy works with Children’s University Adelaide as a Learning Destination to provide music education experiences to students, supporting the Children’s University in their central goal to encourage children to explore ‘free range’ learning through a variety of stimulating experiences. The Open Music Academy offers regular Creative Music Workshops to Children’s University students in which they create a new piece of music collaboratively together in under an hour in a fun, energising musical jam session. Students are also offered opportunities to be part of the Open Music Academy’s events and workshops, including open rehearsals and short performances.

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