Open Academy at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Term Two Program

  • Sat Apr 30 - Sat Jun 18 2022
  • Preschoolers
  • From: $317.00

The Kids at the Con is designed to help children between the ages of 3 and 10 engage with the exciting world of music. Structured classes are presented in a challenging but non-competitive environment which encourages the development of artistic expression and creativity.

Term 2 commences 30 April - 18 June 2022. 

Kids at the Con - Red Class

For 3-4 year olds 

In the Red class, children focus on basic musical elements through exploring music with differentiation in pitch, beat and tempo. Motor skills are also improved using music games. This class is perfect for pre-schoolers and parents are encouraged to join in.

Kids at the Con - Orange Class

For 4-5 year olds

Building on the foundational elements developed in the Red class, children are introduced to the first 5 solfa notes (doh-soh). Activities for group interaction are also encouraged as well as some exploration into improvisation. Our Orange class has a slightly faster pace than the Red class and begins to investigate rhythmic notation. As parents/guardians do not join in the class, it also encourages independent music-making.

Kids at the Con - Yellow Class

For 5-6 year olds

In the Yellow class, children continue to experience beat, pitch, tempo, dynamics and structure through playing, singing and moving. Simple notation is introduced and rhythmic and aural elements become more complex. Ensemble work is explored in more detail. Working with different parts in both singing and on instruments contributes to a wider understanding of how music comes together. Our Yellow class is suited to children who have already started school, and who can read simple letters, numbers and words.

Kids at the Con - Green Class

For 6-7 year olds

In the Green class, children continue to experience the elements of music through singing, moving and playing. Conventional music notation is introduced including rhythm, bass and treble clef. Ensemble work broadens to 3–4 parts and aural training also eflects this with more difficult solfege and learning of songs in more than 1 part. Many of the participants in this level have already begun individual instrumental lessons but this is not a prerequisite.

Kids at the Con - Blue Class

For 7-10 year olds

The participants in this level bring a diversity of musical experiences to class as some have started learning a specific instrument, but others have not. All students share equally in experiencing and making music. In the Blue class, conventional and graphic notation are explored, and a range of rhythmic and pitch concepts are used, they make music through 3-4 part ensemble playing and part singing. Building on solfege (singing with letter names) of previous levels, more challenging ensemble and aural activities are presented using voice, keyboard percussion and untuned percussion. Many participants in this level have already begun individual instrumental lessons but this is not a prerequisite.

Where:   Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, Macquarie Street
When:    30 April -  18 June 2022 - 8 Weeks
Cost:      $317 (for 3-5yrs) - $368 (for 6-10yrs)

For more general information, please go to the Kids at the Con page.

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