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Professional Development

The Confident Conductor

Free Workshops with Anthony Hunt

State Opera Studio

27 Jul - 18 Aug 2021



Session Times

All session will occur at our Netley Studios from 5pm – 7:30pm

CONDUCTING 101 – One Session Only
Tuesday 27 July – RESCHEDULED TO Monday 2 August

CONFIDENT CONDUCTOR 1: Preparation and Rehearsal Technique
Tuesday 3 August OR Wednesday 4 August

Tuesday 10 August OR Wednesday 11 August

CONFIDENT CONDUCTOR 3: A Helping Hand Workshop
Tuesday 17 August OR Wednesday 18 August

For any questions please email

Our much acclaimed The Confident Conductor professional development series is returning in 2021.

State Opera South Australia is excited to invite teachers to develop their conducting skills in a warm and supportive environment. Designed specifically for primary and high school teachers who are relatively new to music ensemble leadership, these workshops will deliver basic conducting skills and techniques that can be used across choral, band, instrumental ensemble and classroom music groups. Whether you have been asked to conduct the choir at assembly, or lead the weekly recorder ensemble, this is an opportunity for you to come together with a group of colleagues and practice coordinating the rehearsals and performances, setting up and leading the group. Learn how to conduct music in multiple time signatures, how to cue entrances, cut offs, as well as tips and tricks for warm-ups, tuning and how to arrange your choir. Led by State Opera’s new Head of Music Anthony Hunt, this is a fun and relaxed way to develop and improve your music skills. Places for each session are limited.


Pianist and conductor Anthony Hunt is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, and was Chorus Master for Opera Australia between 2013-2019, before being appointed Head of Music at State Opera South Australia, and Director of Music at St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide. He has many years’ experience leading different choral groups, and a deep commitment to education.