Music Courses Coming Soon

Enrich your listening • Increase your understanding

Portrait of Beethoven

Happy Birthday, Beethoven! (1 evening)

6:00 - 8:00 pm Friday 11 December 2020
Online via Zoom, through WEA Sydney

Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday on 17 December! The music of Ludwig van Beethoven is some of the most famous of the classical repertoire. And the story of the man behind the music is just as fascinating. Despite his gradual loss of hearing, he composed music that still thrills and amazes us today. Join us to spend an evening with this great genius, listening to his music and exploring his life.
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French horn

A Beginner’s Guide to the Orchestra (8 weeks)

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Wednesdays from 10 February 2021
Online via Zoom, Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney

The sound of a great symphony orchestra in full flight is one of the most thrilling sounds in all of western classical music. This course explores the instruments of the orchestra and the variety of sounds they can achieve, and examines the growth and development of the symphony orchestra. It also explores the kind of music written for the orchestra, by examining some of the greatest composers and compositions of all time. No prior musical knowledge is necessary.
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Gustav Mahler

They Joy of Choral Music (1 day)

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 27 February 2021
WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst St Sydney

From Handel’s Messiah to Orff’s Carmina Burana, choral music has always thrilled and inspired us. This course provides a guide to understanding and enjoying Western choral music, with a look at its history and its most common forms, including the Mass, the Requiem, the oratorio and the cantata. For beginners and experienced listeners alike.
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Music Theory Classes for Adults

Music Theory Classes for Adults

2021 dates and grades to be announced soon!
These intensive courses will take you through the grades of AMEB Musicianship, with added course material showing you how the theory applies to both classical and contemporary music. Learn the secrets of music, and how to use them. The courses provide an excellent background to the understanding of music for adults who are learning to sing or play a musical instrument, and lay foundations for future courses in higher grades. Learn new skills or refresh old ones.
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Calendar of future events

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Check Susan’s Calendar of coming events.
Details of 2021 courses coming soon!