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Performance Sessions Invitation

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 […]

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The 2018 Elder Prize Ceremony

On Friday, 23rd March, a number of outstanding students at the Elder Conservatorium were recognised for their excellence.   Austin Zilm, winner of the Jiri Tancibudek Scholarship Frank Sullivan and Imala Konyn Bob and Gayle Cowan with students Christopher and Wendy Moten with Anna Freer     Callum McGing, winner of the Lucy Josephine Bagot Prize

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Classic London Study Tour – Barbican Centre, Royal Academy of Music and Sylvain Blassel Masterclass

  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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The Classic London Study Tour Begins!

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 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 eldest. Here I was 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 look more broadly at how […]

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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 in Masterclass situations and work […]

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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 is essential. Please see below […]

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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 registration is essential. Please see […]

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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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