School Holiday Winter Workshops

This July School Holidays we are once again presenting our Winter Workshop series. This year features loads of really fun workshops for singers and instrumentalists, with a focus on AMEB exam preparation.

For more information or to register for a workshop please contact ORC Admin on 6361 7974 or admin@orangecon.org.au

Monday 9 July

10am – 12pm Glee Club A Touch of Disney
Age 4-7yrs, Learn a Disney classic – Singing and movement, with a performance at the end of the session!

2pm – 4pm Glee Club A Touch of Disney
Age 8-12yrs, Learn a Disney classic – Singing and movement, with a performance at the end of the session!

5pm – 7pm Glee Club A Touch of Disney
Age teenagers and adults, Learn a Disney classic – Singing and movement, with a performance at the end of the session!

Tuesday 10 July

2pm – 4pm Come Sing POP!
Want to be a Pop Diva or Divo? Learn with the ORC’s new contemporary singing teacher Amelia Nell – a song, about the style, pop tricks and mic techniques.

5:30pm – 7:30pm Sing the HallelujahChorus
Have you ever wanted sing more than ‘Hallelujah’ from Handel’s famous Hallelujah chorus? Come and learn this amazing chorus in 4 parts in just 2 hours.

Wednesday 11 July

10am – 12pm Learn your ABC’s List A (Preliminary – Grade 4)
Prepare for your upcoming AMEB exams, accompanist provided, tailored to every instrument and every grade.

10am – 12pm String Improvisation Workshop
Learn how to improvise on your stringed instrument, using jazz, folk and blues patterns to create music and have fun on your instrument. Also recommended for string teachers interested in learning how to teach individuals and ensembles outside of the AMEB and classical syllabus programs.

1pm – 2pm Auxiliary Skills – Aural Skills (Preliminary – Grade 4)
An interactive session to learn and adapt to the challenges of the Auxiliary skills in preparation of your AMEB exam.

2pm – 3pm Auxiliary Skills – Aural Skills (Grade 5 – Certificate of Performance)
An interactive session to learn and adapt to the challenges of the Auxiliary skills in preparation of your AMEB exam.

2pm – 4pm Sing with Confidence
The voice is a strange instrument! It can leave us feeling very vulnerable when asked to perform. Come and join a discussion and learn to identify insecurities and how to manage them. More than just imagining that you are singing to an audience in their underwear. For all ages

3pm – 5pm Learn your ABC’s List A(Grade 5 – Certificate of Performance)
Prepare for your upcoming AMEB exams, accompanist provided, tailored to every instrument and every grade.

Thursday 12 July

10am – 12pm Learn your ABC’s List (Preliminary – Grade 4)
Prepare for your upcoming AMEB exams, accompanist provided, tailored to every instrument and every grade.

1pm – 2pm Auxiliary Skills – General Knowledge Day (Preliminary – Grade 4)
An interactive session to learn and adapt to the challenges of the Auxiliary skills in preparation of your AMEB exam.

2pm – 3pm Auxiliary Skills – General Knowledge Day (Grade 5 – Certificate of Performance)
An interactive session to learn and adapt to the challenges of the Auxiliary skills in preparation of your AMEB exam.

3pm – 5pm Learn your ABC’sList B(Grade 5 – Certificate of Performance)
Prepare for your upcoming AMEB exams, accompanist provided, tailored to every instrument and every grade.

6pm – 7pm Music Meditation
Learn the basics of mindfulness meditation and how to incorporate it into your daily life. Discover how music can be incorporated into your meditation through listening and playing. BYO instruments and playing optionalAll ages. Children welcome if accompanied by adults

7pm – 8pm Q&A – All about singing in choirs
Why does the conductor ask us to do that? What is the point of choral warm ups? Bring all your questions about choirs whether you’re in a choir or not? Plus there will be some singing too!

Friday 13 July

10am – 12pm Create A Song
Learn how to craft a song using your own instrument and/or voice. In this workshop, you will learn the principles of songwriting and how to package this into a 3-4 minute song of your own creation, and how technology such as looping can help the writing process. All instruments welcome, minimum ability one year on your chosen instrument. Acoustic instrumentalists strongly encouraged.

10am – 12pm Learn your ABC’s List C (Preliminary – Grade 4)
Prepare for your upcoming AMEB exams, accompanist provided, tailored to every instrument and every grade.

1pm – 2pm Auxiliary Skills  Sight Reading Day (Preliminary – Grade 4)
An interactive session to learn and adapt to the challenges of the Auxiliary skills in preparation of your AMEB exam

2pm to 3pm Auxiliary Skills  Sight Reading Day (Grade 5-Certificate of Performance)
An interactive session to learn and adapt to the challenges of the Auxiliary skills in preparation of your AMEB exam.

3pm – 5pm Learn your ABC’s List C (Grade 5 – Certificate of Performance)
Prepare for your upcoming AMEB exams, accompanist provided, tailored to every instrument and every grade.

 

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

Welcome to 2016

2016 will offer you a full musical year. We kick off the 2016 event calendar with The Enchanted Flute which is performed by visiting musicians Melissa Doecke and Mark Isaacs, Tuesday 1st March. All of our visiting musicians will be offering ORC students and the Orange community masterclasses or workshops. This is such an exciting opportunity for a regional conservatorium!

We are forever growing and developing our ensembles and choirs for anyone and everyone to be involved in. Being part of an ensemble is not only beneficial for your musicality and performance but also your overall wellbeing and health. Have a look at our ensemble page to find out more.

The Come Together Choir are now rehearsing at the ORC on Tuesdays 10am – 12noon, instead of the previous location of the Orange Senior Citizens Centre on Kite Street. The Symphonic Choir are pushing to be a substantial performing choir this year with lots of performances already planned about booked. They will no longer be restrained to the school terms for rehearsals and instead of $95/term ($95 x 4 = $380) is is now only $350 for a full year membership! The Symphonic Choir closed off 2015 by performing at the Sydney Town Hall with Ben Macpherson OAM and then turned around and presented a magical evening at Orange’s St James Church with an evening of traditional carols and song.

We hope that you have a fabulous 2016 and we look forward to making music with you.

Enrolments

The ORC offers enrolment all year round. You don’t need to start at the beginning of the year we are happy to find you a place in mid year or mid term.

Check out our tuition page for more information on what we have to offer or simply call the ORC Admin on 6361 7974.