Masterclass with Goetz Richter
These sessions offer students an opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in a positive and supportive environment. Masterclasses will be offered throughout the year covering various topics.
|Wednesday 4 April||James Ehnes
|Saturday 25 August||Goetz Richter
|Saturday 15 September||Konstantin Shamray
|Saturday 29 September||
Australian String Quartet
|Saturday 10 November||Dr Luke Dollman
Audition Preparation Masterclass for intermediate and advanced OMA students
In these sessions all Open Music Academy students come together to create new music in an informal and fun environment, guided by highly experienced animateur, workshop leader and performer, Julian Ferraretto. Through these sessions students will develop their natural creativity and establish ensemble skills. Students should bring their instruments and percussion instruments will also be provided. The sessions are designed to accommodate all levels of experience.
|Saturday 7 April|
|Saturday 12 May|
|Saturday 4 August|
|Saturday 17 November|
|Saturday 24 November|
Junior String Ensemble
In this group the junior string students in the Open Music Academy are invited to come together in regular ensemble sessions, in which they will learn the fundamentals of string ensemble playing. There will be a focus on key string skills such as intonation, bow strokes and tone production as well as general musicianship skills such as aural awareness, rhythmic precision and communication in a group. This ensemble session will help all students to develop their skills to the next level in a fun, supportive environment.
In these sessions, all Open Music Academy students are invited to join together in a choir, led by highly experienced vocal teacher Bethany Hill. Singing is a crucial foundation skill for all musicians- it develops aural awareness, listening skills, security of intonation and a sense of phrasing. Through these sessions all students will develop a new level of confidence and positivity in their singing skills, as well as improving their general musicianship and ensemble skills.
Junior Wind / Brass Ensemble
In this group the junior wind / brass students in the Open Music Academy are invited to come together in regular ensemble sessions, in which they will learn the fundamentals of wind / brass playing. There will be a focus on key skills such as intonation and tone production as well as general musicianship skills such as aural awareness, rhythmic precision and communication in a group. This ensemble session will help all students to develop their skills to the next level in a fun, supportive environment.
Advanced Theory Group
These sessions are designed to develop the theoretical and aural skills of students through a range of practical activities. Theory and aural skills are essential foundation elements for all musicians and provide a host of benefits across a wide range of musical activities. Memorisation becomes more secure, creativity is enriched, sight reading improves as pattern recognition and ‘inner hearing’ or ‘audiation’ skills improve, and musical interpretations become more sophisticated with a deepening understanding of phrases, harmony and structural form.
|Saturday 27 October|
|Saturday 10 November|
|Saturday 24 November|
|Saturday 8 December|