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String Ensembles @ Open Music Academy – term 4, 2023

Thu 26 Oct @ 4:30 pm - Thu 7 Dec @ 7:30 pm

Discover the excitement of String Ensembles every Thursday from 26 Oct – 7 Dec with the Open Music Academy. For ages 8-18.

Cost: $166 + booking fees for 5 weekly sessions

String Ensembles @ Open Music Academy

When: Every Thursday afternoon – 26 October – 7 December join tutor Stephen King for String Ensemble at the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
Note: there will be no string ensemble 9 & 23 November

Venue: Bishop Hall – back of Elder Hall – North Terrace, Adelaide – see map
Time: 4.30pm-6.30pm*
* The ensembles will be split into 2 groups after application, according to experience. Group 1 from 4.30pm group 2 from 5.30pm.
Instrument: cello, double bass, viola & violin

Who can join?
You must be of school age. You should have 2-3 years of playing experience.

Why join an ensemble?
Music ensembles offer valuable benefits for learning music. They foster collaboration, teamwork, and communication skills as students work together to create harmonious performances. Through ensemble participation, musicians develop technical skills, such as sight-reading and musical phrasing, listening and reacting, leading and following. Ensembles create a sense of belonging and foster social connections, promoting emotional well-being. Overall, music ensembles provide a holistic learning environment that nurtures musical growth and a lifelong passion for music.

About Open Music Academy
The Open Music Academy opens the doors to Australia’s renowned Elder Conservatorium of Music, provides high-quality music education with access to leading educators, musicians, and events. Our program inspires and challenges students at all levels, nurturing their musical growth. We offer one-on-one lessons, ensemble sessions, and performances for school-aged children. Located in Adelaide, Australia lessons are held at the historic Elder Conservatorium buildings nestled in the University of Adelaide.

About Stephen King
Stephen King’s impressive career spans a decade as the violist of the Australian String Quartet and nine years with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Throughout his extensive experience, he has participated in numerous performances, tours, recordings, and collaborations on a global scale. Stephen’s academic accomplishments include a Doctorate in Chamber Music, with studies under esteemed quartets like the Emerson and Guarneri. He has also held notable positions in renowned orchestras, including the Boston Philharmonic and the Adelaide, Melbourne, and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. Stephen imparts his expertise by teaching viola and chamber music at the University of Adelaide, Elder Conservatorium, and regularly offering guidance at National Music Camps for AYO.


Elder Hall
North Terrace
Adelaide, 5000 AU
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