Jazz Drummer wins Jazz Award

Elder Conservatorium of Music graduate, Angus Mason, has been awarded the Helpmann Academy’s inaugural Mike Stewart Memorial Award, valued at $7500. The Award provides an outstanding early career jazz musician with the opportunity to help establish themself as a professional musician. It will enable Angus to undertake a 10-week mentorship in New York, City, as […]

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Helpmann Academy student successes

Congratulations to our students who have received grants from the Helpmann Academy: Music Josh Belperio – emerging composer and performer and Elder Conservatorium of Music graduate will develop and present his original cabaret show I Stuffed Up with the Adelaide Art Society in May 2017. Elisabeth Beltrame – emerging jazz vocalist and final year student […]

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‘What’s happening’ in jazz!

Latin Jazz Ensemble Riverland tour The Adelaide University Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mark Ferguson, Lecturer in Jazz Piano, went on a mini-tour to the Riverland in the mid-semester break. The students held a workshop and a performance at Loxton High, a public gig at the Berri Hotel and a performance at Glossop High. The […]

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Strings Open Day 2016

The Strings Open Day was held in September 2016. The was a fantastic opportunity for students in Year 11 and 12 to participate in masterclasses given by Conservatorium staff, and to take part in an open String Orchestra rehearsal, conducted by Luke Dollman.

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‘What’s happening’ in Classical Performance!

2016 has been a busy year for our classical performance students! A number of our ensembles have been out and about in the community, and our students have been busy with masterclasses and study trips.

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Inaugural Sia Furler lecture – James Black: What Makes a Band Sound Good?

2-4pm Thursday 12 May 2016, Elder Hall James is currently the Musical Director and Music Producer for SBS -TV Rockwiz show, and has been a professional musician for 35 years. A founding member of Mondo Rock and Gangajang, he has performed and recorded with Men At Work, Tex Perkins, The Black Sorrows and an array […]

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Major Organisational Change – information for students

Read the information for current students about the Elder Conservatorium’s Major Organisational Change process, and a summary of the impact of the Staffing Restructure of the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

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Jazz student awarded James Morrison Scholarship

Third year Jazz Guitar student Nicholas Pennington has been awarded the ‘James Morrison Scholarship’ for 2015. Nick was one of six Jazz Soloist finalists chosen from all over the country to play before a panel of highly regarded judges and has won $10,000 in prize money and will also be asked to perform at next […]

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Current jazz student selected for prestigious international jazz residency

Current student and jazz vocalist Chelsea-Lee Smart was one of only 24 talented young musicians selected from thousands of applicants worldwide to participate in the 2015 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead – the international jazz residency, performance and composition project discovering and presenting the next generation of jazz greats-to-be. Participants were selected by a competitive audition […]

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Splitrec Workshop: ‘Collective Authorship – How Do You Create The Experimental With Others’

Presented by Sounding Off and the Electronic Music Unit, University of Adelaide Sunday, November 16 The EMU Space, University of Adelaide Geoffrey Barnard, Jim Denley, Amanda Stewart, Cor Fuhler, Dale Gorfinkel, and Peter Farrar represent an unbroken line of experimentation in music from the Sydney scene. Barnard was working in the early 1970s with Teletopa, […]

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