Amber Watkins Wins First Place in Australian Marimba Competition

Amber Watkins has received first place in the 4th Australian Marimba Competition. Competing in the under 22 years old category, Amber won the event held in early August 2017. “I didn’t really know what to expect walking in there. I had only ever competed in the Australian Percussion Eisteddfod at which I was one of the […]

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Tom Hajdu to Deliver Keynote at BigSound in Brisbane

Tom Hajdu is the Director of the Sia Furler Institute, and will be giving a keynote presentation at BigSound Festival and Conference on September 8 in Brisbane. The past 20 years has proven the music industry must look at our environment, analyse how external factors could affect us, and embrace change. In this session, Tom will […]

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Postgraduate Programs in Conducting

In 2017 the Elder Conservatorium of Music and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra began collaborating on a Masters level conducting program. This collaboration, unique in the world of conductor training, aims to prepare students who aspire to be professional conductors working at the highest level. Students of the course have the opportunity to conduct the ASO […]

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Strings Open Day – Saturday, 12th August

The Elder Conservatorium of Music is holding an Open Day for strings! On Saturday, 12th August, join staff members of the Conservatorium for one of two masterclasses, a Q and A session and an open rehearsal of Holt’s St Paul’s Suite. There is no charge for students attending or performing at the Open Day, but registration […]

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Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Open Day – Saturday, 5th August

The Elder Conservatorium of Music is holding an Open Day for brass, woodwind and percussion! On Saturday, 5th August, join staff members of the Conservatorium for a set of masterclasses, a Q and A session and an open Wind Orchestra rehearsal. There is no charge for students attending or performing at the Open Day, but […]

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Congratulations to Elizabeth Koch – Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK

Congratulations to Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch, Head of Classical and Performance and Woodwind Studies, who has been made a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. Elizabeth joins Dr Joy McEntree, School of Humanities, as the University’s first HEA Senior Fellows. To learn more about the Fellowship, please visit the HEA website.

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Jazz Students Recognised at Downbeat’s 40th Annual Student Music Awards

Congratulations to the award winning jazz students that have been recognised on the international stage. The Elder Conservatorium is the only music school in the country to produce winners at these awards. We have taken out awards in two categories: Small Jazz Combo – Undergraduate College, Winner: The Oostende Quartet: Jack Degenhart – alto saxophone, David […]

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Free Screening of “Composed” Documentary

A free screening of “Composed” will be shown at the Madley Rehearsal Studio. Touted as being a documentary for every musician, the film will be followed by a question and answer panel with the director John Beder and Elder Conservatorium staff. Date: 4PM. Monday, September 11, 2017 Location: Madley Rehearsal Studio, Elder Conservatorium of Music

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