A comprehensive music education involves both learning to play or sing, and an understanding of practical music theory.

Musicianship at ORC is now structured as a comprehensive and graded course. Under most circumstances, students commence in the beginner classes and progress at a grade-per-year rate. Students who come into the program with existing experience/level of achievement will be assessed before being placed in an appropriately graded class.

All musicianship students will be entered by ORC for AMEB examinations as part of the course.

New vocal and instrumental students are entitled to one term of musicianship lessons at a greatly reduced rate.

Why do Musicianship classes?

To become a holistic musician you should adopt the following:
•    a high level of technical achievement – which can only be achieved through careful, well structured practice.
•    performance – it is what musicians live for!  The constant exposure also helps to conquer the nerves and the anxieties associated with being on stage.
•    musicianship – as the word suggests, is the underlying knowledge of being a musician and the backbone behind each great masterpiece.  Musicianship is the study of music notation, harmony, analysis, history, composition, and the training of aural skills.

It is crucial to commence musicianship study – especially ear training – whilst young, so it becomes second nature. A common mistake is to leave it until exam times. This is ineffective, creates a stressful situation and all but defeats the purpose of aural training.

Tuition is available in the form of one-to-one, shared classes (maximum of three people), and group classes.  The students who have undergone musicianship training do and feel better in their music studies, examinations and performances. At Orange Regional Conservatorium, our musicianship staff are highly qualified and creative and will ensure that each lesson is interesting and fulfilling.


Fee structure;

First term of Musicianship studies – $20

Continuing Musicianship studies – $85/term

Students will be required to purchase study books which are approximately $30 each.

For further information please contact the ORC Admin 6361 7974.

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