Stand out from the pack at your audition with TPW.

Whether you're in your final years of high school or a mature-age student applying for entry to a university music degree, this program can help you better prepare for the theoretical and practical requirements of the audition process.

TPW is hed every year at the end of June/ beginning of July.

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2020 Schedule & Sessions

Monday 29 June

10 am - 11.30 am Theory Fundamentals with Dr Julie Kirchhubel & Samuel Dickenson

Dr Julie Kirchhubel and Samuel Dickenson guide participants through Queensland Conservatorium’s expectations ​of the theory skills of those auditioning for tertiary studies and what to expect during your first year of BMus Theory (this will involve the demonstration of sample theory activities and the recommendation of useful resources).

11.45  am - 1.15 pm Aural Fundamentals with Julie Kirchhubel & Juanita Simmonds

Julie Kirchhubel and Juanita Simmonds provide an insight into Queensland Conservatorium’s first year program of Aural studies within BMus studies. This will include of a selection of written and practical activities and the sharing of useful resources that you can use to help you prepare yourself for first year.

1.30 pm - 3 pm

Stage fright with Karin Schaupp

In working with students, Karin Schaupp combines her academic research findings with her personal experiences as a concert guitarist on the international circuit. The program developed by Karin is a combined approach aimed at musical performers of all levels. Using a number of self-help techniques, including cognitive techniques, relaxation and imagery, this session will assist in preparing you for your auditions, interviews and future performances.

4.30 pm - 6 pm Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University FAQ for Parents & Caregivers

Join Queensland Conservatorium Heads of Area as they discuss the Bachelor of Music degree and the future of the working life of a musician.

  • Associate Professor Peter Morris, Deputy Director (Engagement), Head of Ensembles & Orchestral Conducting
  • Associate Professor Donna Weston, Acting Deputy Director (Learning and Teaching) and Head of Popular Music
  • Dr Leah Coutts, Acting Bachelor of Music Program Director, Lecturer in Music Learning & Teaching, BMus First Year Coordinator
  • Mark L’Estrange, Manager, Student Connect, Student Life, Griffith University

Tuesday 30 June

Instrument specific sessions with individual Heads of Area (Tuesday 30  June - Thursday  2 July)

Join with Queensland Conservatorium Heads of Area and Senior Lecturers for a course overview, audition tips (including choosing music), presentation and performance techniques, audition preparation and what to expect during your first year.

10 am - 11 am

Composition with Dr Gerardo Dirie, Head of Composition, Senior Lecturer

11.45 am - 1.15 pm

Classical Voice with Associate Professor Margaret Schindler, Head of Voice

1 pm - 2 pm

Creative Music Technology with Dr John Ferguson, Head of Creative Music Technology, Senior Lecturer

3 pm - 4 pm

Percussion with Professor Vanessa Tomlinson, Head of Percussion, Deputy Director Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Program Director DMA, Co-Director Clocked Out (Ensemble in Residence)

Wednesday 1 July

10 am - 11 am

Winds with Paul Dean, Head of Winds

1 pm - 2 pm

Brass with Sarah Butler, Head of Brass, Lecturer in Trumpet

3 pm - 4 pm

Strings with Associate Professor Michele Walsh, Head of Strings

Thursday 2 July

10 am - 11 am

Popular Music with Associate Professor Donna Weston, Acting Deputy Director (Learning and Teaching),  Head of Popular Music, International Convenor

12 pm - 1 pm

Guitar with Karin Schaupp, Head of Classical Guitar

2 pm - 3 pm

Classical Piano with Natasha Vlassenko, Head of Keyboard, Senior Lecturer in Piano, and Oleg Stepanov, Senior Lecturer in Piano

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Jazz with Dr Stephen Newcomb, Head of Jazz, Senior Lecturer in Jazz

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