School Holiday Workshops

Looking for something musical to do these July School Holidays? Are you an AMEB or HSC student? The ORC is offering a huge selection of workshops and masterclasses with something for everyone, plus some exciting guest artists.

This year will feature a special selection of workshops specifically for AMEB and HSC students. Exams are just around the corner, to help everyone achieve their best we’ve got sessions covering Composition, Aural and Technical work, Musicianship and more!

We’re also very excited to be bringing two special guests to deliver masterclasses. Tim Hansen is a renowned composer who will use his extensive experience to work with HSC composition students. Lisa Cooper will also be joining us to deliver two exciting vocals workshops, Lisa is an exceptionally talented Soprano who worked with Opera Australia for over 10 years.

See the full list of workshops below –

General Workshops:

Monday 3rd July

Glee Club Back to the 80’s!

High School students and adults will prepare song and dance in this fun 80’s inspired session.

4pm – 6pm $15

Tuesday 4th July

Glee Club Back to the 80’s!

Junior primary students will prepare song and dance in this fun 80’s inspired session.

10am – 12pm $15

Digital Recording Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of recording music and how to capture your own performances.

2pm – 5pm $20

Wednesday 5th July

Contemporary Musicianship Workshop

Covering a wide variety of topics for anyone interested in modern music theory.

2pm – 4pm $15

Lisa Cooper Singing Masterclass

AMEB singing students will learn from this acclaimed Opera Australia vocalist (2004-14).

2pm – 4pm $30

Thursday 6th July

Glee Club Back to the 80’s!

Upper primary students will prepare song and dance in this fun 80’s inspired session.

10am – 12pm $15

Monday 10th July

Performance Class

Practice performance session for HSC and AMEB students with expert feedback.

10am – 12pm $15

Tuesday 11th July

Beginner Ukulele Workshop for Kids

Primary school students will learn Uke basics in a fun filled session. BYO uke.

2pm – 3pm $15

Wednesday 12th July

Beginner Ukulele Workshop for Kids

Primary school students will learn Uke basics in a fun filled session. BYO uke.

2pm – 3pm $15

Thursday 13th July

Beginner Ukulele Workshop for Kids

Primary school students will learn Uke basics in a fun filled session. BYO uke.

2pm – 3pm $15

FRIDAY 14th July

Adult Ukulele Class

A relaxed and fun way for adults to get together, play ukulele and sing. New members always welcome and morning tea is included. BYO uke.

10am – 12pm $5

 

AMEB and HSC Workshops:

Monday 3rd July

AMEB Violin Fun with the Extras

Preliminary to grade 2 students will work on scales, exercises and pieces.

10am – 12pm $15

Tuesday 4th July

Digital Recording Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of recording music and how to capture your own performances.

2pm – 5pm $20

Wednesday 5th July

Lisa Cooper Singing Masterclass

HSC and advanced AMEB students will learn from this acclaimed Opera Australia vocalist (2004-14).

10am – 12pm $30

Contemporary Musicianship Workshop

Covering a wide variety of topics for anyone interested in modern music theory.

2pm – 4pm $15

Lisa Cooper Singing Masterclass

AMEB singing students will learn from this acclaimed Opera Australia vocalist (2004-14).

2pm – 4pm $30

Thursday 6th July

AMEB Aural and General Knowledge

Grade 1 to 4 students will cover skills essential to their AMEB exam.

10am – 12pm $15

Friday 7th July

AMEB Aural and General Knowledge

Grade 5 and above students will cover skills essential to their AMEB exam.

10am – 12pm $15

Monday 10th July

HSC Composition Workshop with Tim Hansen

Year 11 and 12 Music 2 students will learn from acclaimed composer Tim Hansen.

9am – 12pm $30

Performance Class

Practice performance for HSC and AMEB students with expert feedback.

10am – 12pm $15

HSC Composition Lessons with Tim Hansen

Individual lessons with acclaimed composer Tim Hansen for year 11 and 12 students.

2pm – 4pm

2017 Program

We are well into the second semester of 2016 and from here we are busy at the ORC providing tuition more events and preparing for 2017!

If you are a performer and are wishing to perform at the ORC for 2017 then now is the time to submit your proposals.

Have a look at the 2016 Program to see what performers and visiting artists we have previously featured in our 2016 Program.

 

Term 3

Welcome back to another exciting term at the ORC.

This term we will see many of our students complete their AMEB exams, perform in the 2016 City of Orange Eisteddfod and complete HSC Music exams. It is a very busy term for the students.

However, we do have some exciting concerts on the horizon and masterclass opportunities. Arcadia Quintet will be performing for us on Friday, 5th August. This wind Quintet will be offering a lovely wind chamber music concert. The Arcadia Quintet will also be offering a masterclass on Saturday, 6th August. For tickets and registration please give the ORC Admin a call on 6361 7974. On Saturday 10th Septembert, the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs will also be joining us at the ORC for a day workshop followed by a concert in the late afternoon which is a great opportunity of any choristers and vocal student to get involved in. We will also have Pastance offering a free workshop and concert for the Orange community. Pastance is a celtic music group brought to the ORC in association with Musica Viva Australia. This event will be held on Saturday 17th September. This weekend will be packed as there will also be a special concert with two ORC ensembles the Come Together Choir and Encore – Adult Orchestra.

The ORC Music Scholarship applications will be open from Monday 12th September. All applications must be received by the ORC Admin by 5pm Friday 14th October.

 

 

Nick Parnell Masterclass – Thursday 26th May

Parnell_masterclassPercussion Master-Class

Learn from Australia’s leading vibraphonist and percussionist all about the latest playing techniques in this interactive master-class. It covers topics from how to get started on playing tuned percussion instruments through to the latest mallet techniques. Whether you play percussion in a school band, play piano or drums at home, or are interested in learning for the first time, this class will give you detailed tips on how to sound the best you can!

 

Age Suitability: Age 5 – 100

Ideal for: Percussionists, drummers, piano players and anyone interested in percussion

Duration: 50 mins

Cost: $10

About Nick Parnell

Born in the Australian outback, Nick Parnell began teaching himself drums in his parents’ sheep shearing shed at the age of ten. Such humble beginnings ignited a passion in Parnell that has led to accolades including first place in the International Melbourne Percussion Competition, a Centenary of Federation Medal awarded by the Australian Government and the Dame Roma Mitchell Churchill Fellowship. He holds a Ph.D. in performance from the University of Adelaide.