The Con's ensemble program is designed as a holistic approach to supplement students' individual tuition. One fee per term entitles the student to play in any number of ensembles and also includes access to music theory / aural classes. Ensembles regularly perform in the area and tour both within Australia and overseas.
- Llewellyn String Orchestra
- Powell String Orchestra
- BlueScope Youth Orchestra
- Friday Camerata
- Jazz Band
- Introduction to Jazz Improvisation
- Latin Jazz Ensemble
- Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra
Jazz Combos are also available as part of our program of classes (see below).
- Children's Choir
- Youth Theatre Chorus
Single Instrument Ensembles
- Brass Ensemble
- Conservatorium Guitar Ensemble
- Beginner Band
- Junior Band
- Concert Band
COMMUNITY MUSIC ENSEMBLES
- The Con Artists
- Curious Rendition Orchestra
- Conservatorium Community Orchestra
- The Conchords (Community Choir)
- Junior Theory (primary school age)
- High-School Theory
- HSC Support
- Jazz Theory
- Theory for Adults
High-school theory classes are run at elementary, intermediate and advanced levels. HSC support is offered for students taking Music 1 or Music 2 in the HSC.
Classes in Music Theory and Aural Musicianship are available for students of all ages and all stages of Music Education. Instruction is provided in groups or on an individual basis. It is recommended that students begin theory classes once they have reached AMEB 3rd Grade or equivalent in their practical studies. Students can study for AMEB theory exams or as an HSC extension activity. Composition classes / support can also be arranged.
The Music Theory / Aural Musicianship class program is included free for all students enrolled in the ensemble program.
Theory classes are included in our Enesmble Program and are listed above. Individual lessons in theory or composition are charged as for any individual lesson.
Wollongong Conservatorium of Music has three qualified Music Therapists on staff who can offer individually tailored program to suit most student's needs. These programs are available by consultation with our therapists and can be adjusted to cover a variety of different situations. For further information please contact Janet Andrews on 4228 1122.
In addition to the individual Music Therapy programs the Conservatorium offers our highly successful Pathways to Music rock program. For more information please contact the Conservatorium.
Jazz Combos provide students with an opportunity to work in small groups to develop their skills in jazz performance under the close supervision of a professional musician and educator.
Speech and Drama
The Conservatorium offers a Speech and Drama program that can be taken either as group classes or individual lessons. Focusing on the individual needs of the student, Speech and Drama can be used to develop skills in public speaking, debating, characterisation, mime, improvisation, and recitation of prose and poetry. Speech and Drama is perfect for those struggling with speech impediments or accents as it works towards developing confidence and clarity of speech. A good basis upon which to build a career in the dramatic industries, it can also be taken as a leisure course for those students just wishing to embrace their creative and extrovert personalities.
The Speech and Drama program participates in many Eistedfodds around the local and state areas and, whilst participation is not compulsory, all students are encouraged to attend to develop key performance skills. Speech and Drama teachers offer considerable support leading up to the Eisteddfod period, and the Conservatorium's students are often featured in the prizes.
To apply for any of these classes, please use our online form.
If you are unsure what to apply for, you can contact us on [email protected] For most ensembles, you are welcome to come and try out for a couple of weeks before committing. Or if you apply immediately, the information we collect in the application process will help us to determine which ensembles will be suitable before confirming your enrolment.