Tertiary Preparation Workshop
Stand out from the pack at your audition with our Tertiary Preparation Workshop (TPW) program. 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.
When: 2 July - 6 July 2018 - Enrol soon for 2018
Where: Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, South Bank
You will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of music theory and develop accurate listening and inner hearing skills. You can also enhance your executant skills through workshops and performance opportunities.
Our specialist lecturers will help you explore the basic principals of pitch organisation, rhythmic structure and musical form with the aim of improving your understanding of melodic and harmonic structure in music through the study of pitch relationships.
Through tutorial activities you will develop appropriate aural skills including sight-singing, improvisation and aural analysis of melody, rhythm, harmony and form. Theory, aural and listening strands are available in three levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced.
- Scales - major, minor, chromatic, pentatonic
- Tonal Relationships
- Key signatures
- Recognition and construction of intervals
- Triads, chords, inversions
- Relationship between consonance and dissonance
- Rhythm and meter
- Transposing instruments
- Structure in music
- Inner hearing
- You mean I have to talk as well?
- Tips for auditioning and interviews
- Overcoming Performance Anxiety
- Coping with stress related to performance
Performance Practice Sessions
Throughout the program you will attend Performance Practice Sessions in Voice (Classical/Contemporary/Choral), Piano (Jazz/Classical), Winds, Brass, Strings, Music Technology, Guitar (Classical/Jazz), Percussion and Drum Kit, We also welcome Composition students. During the Performance Practice Session you will have the opportunity to perform and receive feedback from a specialist lecturer. We encourage you to perform a piece that you would play during your audition. Our sessions will help you understand Queensland Conservatorium's audition process and requirements. This may include workshop-based exercises. You will also attend sessions for instruments other than your own to assist you in further developing your musical knowledge.
On completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of symbol systems in music.
- Display a conceptual and aural understanding of pitch relationships, rhythm and metre.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the stylistic characteristics of a wide range of music.
- Define structures in music from musical and historical perspectives.
- Demonstrate skills in the audition and analysis of representative musical works.
- Confidently approach performance opportunities in your chosen instrument or voice.
Limited spaces are also available to take an individual tuition lessons with Queensland Conservatorium specialist lecturers (additional costs apply).
Telephone: (07) 3735 6337
Facsimilie: (07) 3735 6366