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In memory of Rosemary Stimson, the Elder Conservatorium of Music will be offering a scholarship of $12,000 for an oboe or bassoon student beginning a music degree in 2019.

Teachers include Celia Craig (Principal Oboe, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, former Principal, BBC Symphony Orchestra) and Mark Gaydon (Principal Bassoon, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra).

Applications close Friday 30 November 2018 – Double Reeds Scholarship application form.

Double Reed Scholarship flyer

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Elder Conservatorium of Music is hosting a series of Performance Sessions to provide a taste of each area of classical and jazz performance.

Each session will include a Master Class, Q & A and an Open Rehearsal, giving students the opportunity to experience what it would be like as a music student at The Elder Conservatorium within the University of Adelaide. These sessions are held in small groups, with limited spots available.

Please see below the applicable event timetable and registration instructions. Registrations required.

 

Saturday 11th August 2018

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Keyboard Day

Percussion Day 

 

Wednesday 15th August 2018

4.30pm – 8.00pm

Woodwind Brass and Choir Day 

 

Saturday 18th August 2018

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Jazz Day

 

Wednesday 22nd August 2018

4.30pm – 6.30pm

Strings Day

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On Friday, 23rd March, a number of outstanding students at the Elder Conservatorium were recognised for their excellence.

 

2018 Elder Prize Ceremony - Austin Zilm -winner Jiri Tancibudek Scholarship

Austin Zilm, winner of the Jiri Tancibudek Scholarship

2018 Elder Prize Ceremony - Frank Sullivan and Imala Konyn

Frank Sullivan and Imala Konyn

2018 Elder Prize Ceremony - Bob & Gayle Cowan with students

Bob and Gayle Cowan with students

2018 Elder Prize Ceremony - Christopher & Wendy Moten with Anna Freer

Christopher and Wendy Moten with Anna Freer

 

2018 Elder Prize Ceremony - Callum McGing - winner Lucy Josephine Bagot Prize

 

Callum McGing, winner of the Lucy Josephine Bagot Prize

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  Visit to Royal Academy of Music, January 24th: “It was really great to see how the Royal Academy of Music Orchestra rehearsed. It was interesting to observe their rehearsal process, and to watch how the conductor, Olivier Knussen tackled problematic sections of a work. His ears are incredible – he was easily able to identify missing or slightly flat […]

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Students from classical performance ( flute, clarinet, bassoon, percussion, saxophone, harp, violin and cello) have arrived in London to participate in a three unit study tour led by Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch AM. Tomorrow the course begins at the Royal Academy of Music, London with observation of a rehearsal of works by Stravinsky and Rimsky Korsakov with the Royal Academy […]

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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 eldest. Here I was the […]

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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 look more broadly at how […]

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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 in Masterclass situations and work […]

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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 is essential. Please see below […]

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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 registration is essential. Please see […]

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