The Murray Conservatorium Concert band is a teaching and performance ensemble, studying original band repertoire not often played by school and community bands. We welcome intermediate and advanced players of all woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.
Each rehearsal we address musical concepts that extend beyond merely playing notes. Members are expected to learn their parts prior to rehearsals in consultation with their teachers. Full rehearsals are where musicians listen to other parts and build ensemble skills that cannot be learned alone.
Specific areas of study include: Rehearsal Etiquette, Posture, Accurate tuning, Basic Technique, Deep Listening, Intonation, Internal Pulse, Articulations, Tonal Balance & Expressive Playing.
Vocal Consort - call to find out more
Established thirty years ago the Vocal Consort is one of the Murray Conservatorium's leading choral ensembles. The Vocal Consort specialises in repertoire from the Classical and Baroque eras in addition to madrigals.
The Ensemble consists of participants singing in intricate harmonies ranging from 4- 10 parts and performs approximately 3 times per year. Audition may be required.
MC Orchestra - Thursdays 7:30pm
A large scale ensemble, the Murray Conservatorium Orchestra brings students, staff and community musicians together to perform exciting programmes from the symphonic repertoire as well as exploring new compositions, multimedia works plus classic and contemporary film scores.
The Orchestra is open to all players of string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments from approximately a 5th Grade standard and above.
Treble Makers - Wednesdays 5:00pm
Treble Makers is a select ensemble of advanced recorder players who perform music spanning 500 years of musical history.
We play in all styles, from Renaissance dance to contemporary original music and arrangements by living composers. Our group repertoire ranges from Byrd, Monteverdi, Telemann, Bach and Purcell to Warlock, Charlton and Eccles.
Members are encouraged to study recorder solo repertoire during individual lessons and perform at Treble Makers concerts. Solo repertoire includes the Baroque masters Bach, Handel, Telemann and Sammartini as well as prominent 20th Century music by Murrill, Jaques, Arnold and Ball. We also study Australian recorder music by Glanville-Hicks, Gross, Aked, Tattersall and Thorn.
Musicians with at least four years of experience on any size recorder are welcome.
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