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.

Important Information

Dates: Monday 28 June to Friday 2 July 2021

Venue: Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, 140 Grey Street, South Brisbane

Fees: $495 incl GST

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2021 Sessions and Schedule

Monday 28 June 2021, 9 am – 4 pm

WelcomeTPW 2021 starts off with a welcome from Associate Professor Peter Morris who will give you an overview of the next five days.
Aural & Theory Participants Skills Evaluation

During this workshop, your current aural and theory skills will be evaluated and from there on you will be put into either beginner, intermediate or advanced sessions for theory and aural.

Theory Fundamentals

Theory Fundamentals will take place for 5 days throughout TPW. Participants will be given in-depth knowledge to Queensland Conservatorium’s expectations of theory skills and what to expect during your first year of your Bachelor of Music. Throughout the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate and apply your theory and will be given recommendations on useful resources.

Aural Fundamentals

Aural Fundamentals will take place for 5 days throughout TPW where participants will be given in-depth knowledge to Queensland Conservatorium’s expectations of aural skills within the Bachelor of Music. Throughout the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate a selection of written and practical activities and you’ll be given useful resources that you can use to help prepare yourself for your first year at the Conservatorium.

FAQ for Parents and Caregivers

Join a panel from Queensland Conservatorium’s faculty as they discuss the Bachelor of Music and the future of the working life of a musician. This is the perfect opportunity for parents and caregivers to engage with the Conservatorium’s faculty and ask specific questions.

Tuesday 29 June 2021, 9 am – 4 pm

Theory Fundamentals

Participants will be given in-depth knowledge to Queensland Conservatorium’s expectations of theory skills and what to expect during your first year of your Bachelor of Music. Throughout the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate and apply your theory and will be given recommendations on useful resources.

Stagefright

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.

Aural Fundamentals

Participants will be given in-depth knowledge to Queensland Conservatorium’s expectations of aural skills within the Bachelor of Music. Throughout the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate a selection of written and practical activities and you’ll be given useful resources that you can use to help prepare yourself for your first year at the Conservatorium.

Wednesday 30 June 2021, 9 am – 4 pm

How to practice your instrument effectively/ Musician Health

During this session, you’ll be guided through setting up an effective practice routine and tips and tricks to practicing your instrument effectively. This session will also focus on your mental and physical health as a musician so you can thrive in your studies and your career.

My Life as a Musician 

Unique to Queensland Conservatorium, My Life as a Musician is a course offered to all students who are enrolled in a Bachelor of Music. This session will introduce the course and give you an overview of the career possibilities, skills needed to be successful in the industry and foundations on developing your identity as a musician.

Performance Practice or Solo Presentations

Be sure to bring your instruments! You’ll have the opportunity to practice and perform within your specialty and receive feedback from faculty at the Conservatorium.

Thursday 1 July 2021, 9 am – 4 pm

Theory Fundamentals

Participants will be given in-depth knowledge to Queensland Conservatorium’s expectations of theory skills and what to expect during your first year of your Bachelor of Music. Throughout the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate and apply your theory and will be given recommendations on useful resources.

Aural Fundamentals

Participants will be given in-depth knowledge to Queensland Conservatorium’s expectations of aural skills within the Bachelor of Music. Throughout the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate a selection of written and practical activities and you’ll be given useful resources that you can use to help prepare yourself for your first year at the Conservatorium.

Warm-Up Methods For Auditions/ Q&A with Heads of Area

During this session, you’ll be grouped in your choice of specialty with your Head of Area to focus on best practices for warming up before your audition. You’ll also be given the opportunity for a Q&A with your Head of Area.

Audition & Interviews Q&A

During this panel Q&A session, you’ll have the opportunity to ask Queensland Conservatorium faculty questions on the audition and interview process.

Friday 2 July 2021, 9 am – 3 pm

Theory Fundamentals

Participants will be given in-depth knowledge to Queensland Conservatorium’s expectations of theory skills and what to expect during your first year of your Bachelor of Music. Throughout the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate and apply your theory and will be given recommendations on useful resources.

Aural Fundamentals

Participants will be given in-depth knowledge to Queensland Conservatorium’s expectations of aural skills within the Bachelor of Music. Throughout the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate a selection of written and practical activities and you’ll be given useful resources that you can use to help prepare yourself for your first year at the Conservatorium.

QCGU Student Centre Presentations

Representatives from Queensland Conservatorium’s Student Centre will give you more information on how to apply, scholarships, accommodation, tips for submitting an application and life as a student.

Final Q&A with Queensland Conservatorium Faculty

Panel to be announced!

Certificate PresentationsEach participant will receive a certificate at the end of the workshop.

Sessions and times may vary, a detailed schedule will be released closer to the date.

I definitely recommend students to participate in TPW, especially if you are uncertain about where your theory and aural levels are at. Once I started at the Con, I noticed many similarities between TPW and first year at the Con, such as the staff and the content of the workshop. It was a good workshop to do to find our strengths and weaknesses and to learn and engage with other hardworking applicants.

Cara Daily

Bachelor of Music (Percussion)