Nothing beats the infectious joy that is created by playing and learning together in an ensemble. In 2017 the Conservatorium comes alive with ensembles to suit all tastes and styles.
Ensembles are an affordable and highly beneficial addition to individual tuition. All of our ensembles have an informal family and friends concert during the last rehearsal of term, and have the opportunity to perform in the Conservatorium Concert at the end of year.
Ensembles run during the school terms.
2017 TERM DATES
Tue 7 Feb – Thu 6 Apr
Tue 2 May – Thu 29 Jun
Tue 25 Jul – Thu 21 Sept
Tue 17 Oct – Thu 14 Dec
The Joan Kids Chorus Tue & Fri 4.30pm-5.30pm
A new and exciting course at Penrith Conservatorium designed for primary school aged children in Years 3 to 6 and led by experienced music educators Joanne Scott and Naomi Cooper, in this course your child will learn how to properly warm up and care for their voice, sing in unison, canon, and two and three part harmony.
Opera Ensemble Tue 7pm – 9pm
We wouldn’t be The Joan without the best opera and classical music teachers around – led by Music Director and Repetiteur extraordinaire, Professor Louise Scott (who worked with the likes of Joan herself!) and Director Sussane Towers, this ensemble is perfect for all lovers of opera and operetta aged 15+, regardless of your previous experience. All are welcome to join this unique ensemble as you grow from week learning and singing the classics with the opportunity to perform at our end of year Conservatorium Concert. The Opera Ensemble runs on Tuesday evenings.
String Ensemble Tue 5.30pm – 6pm
Ensemble playing is all-important, especially for a string player. An invaluable addition to a weekly lesson, ensembles help students build on the skills they have learnt in individual lessons. String Ensemble runs Tuesday evenings, led by Conservatorium tutor, Michael O’Donnell.
Music Theatre Ensemble Thu 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Students aged 10 and up can double the learning and fun with two experienced Penrith Conservatorium teachers, Sussane Towers and Teri Hughes-Everard, as you develop your singing skills each week, learning about the ins-and-out of music theatre including the basics of stagecraft, movement, performance technique, memorisation skills as well as useful tools to prepare you for auditions. Each term you will work on a selection of pieces from popular musicals culminating in a performance at our Conservatorium Concert at the end of the year. Music Theatre runs on Thursday evenings throughout the school term. Download more information here.
HOW DO I BOOK? It’s easy! Just contact the Conservatorium on (02) 4723 7600 / (02) 4723 7611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ensemble Program is proudly supported by Celestino, our partner in creativity.