The Confident Conductor

Confident Conductor

ANTHONY HUNT

THE CONFIDENT
CONDUCTOR

FREE WORKSHOPS

Terms 1, 2 & 3
State Opera Studio
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In 2020 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 conducting music in multiple time signatures, how to cue entrances, cut off-s, 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.

Term 1

Conducting 101
Saturday 14 March, 2pm-5pm

Learn the basics about how to start a choir, encompassing simple warm ups, developing harmony and building a balanced, pure choir sound.

Conducting Tips and Tricks

Term 2

Conducting Progressive 1
Tuesday 9 June, 5pm-7.30pm
Wednesday 10 June, 7pm-9:30pm
Thursday 11 June, 5pm-7.30pm

Conducting Progressive 2
Tuesday 16 June, 5pm-7.30pm
Wednesday 17 June, 7pm-9:30pm
Thursday 18 June, 5pm-7.30pm​​

Conducting Progressive 3
Tuesday 23 June, 5pm-7.30pm
Wednesday 24 June, 7pm-9:30pm
Thursday 25 June, 5pm-7.30pm​​

Each week, these practical workshops will work on conducting techniques, learning tips and tools of how to develop and shape musical elements with your choir. Workshop participants will learn through singing and leading in a choir setting. Teachers can work progressively through the three sessions, or may choose one or two sessions.

Term 3

How to conduct a musical
Saturday 12 September, 2pm-5pm

Is your school putting on a musical? Need help with the music? This workshop will guide you through teaching the vocal score, working with soloists and chorus, and include ways to develop the voice for non-singers, along with tips for performance conducting.

  • Attendance and participation is FREE.
  • Applicants are welcome to register for one or more workshops.
  • Certificate of attendance will be provided to all participants.
  • Teacher resource notes in a handout will be provided.

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State Opera is so proud of partners @shinglebackwine and their phenomenal results today at the McLaren Vale Wine Show. Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉

Posted @withregram • @shinglebackwine WOW! ...What a day!! We just won 8 TROPHIES at the McLaren Vale Wine Show! We couldnt be more grateful... 

🏆 2020 MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR 
5 years in a row!! 

🏆 BEST SHIRAZ
Shingleback Davey Estate Shiraz 2019

🏆 BEST SINGLE VINEYARD SHIRAZ
Shingleback Davey Estate Shiraz 2019

🏆 BEST SHIRAZ ONE-YEAR-OLD OR YOUNGER
Shingleback Davey Estate Shiraz 2019

🏆 BEST SHIRAZ TWO-YEARS-OLD
Shingleback The Gate Shiraz 2018

🏆 BEST SHIRAZ THREE-YEARS OLD OR OLDER
Shingleback Davey Estate Shiraz 2017

🏆 BEST CLASSIC AUSTRALIAN BLEND
Shingleback The Gate Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2018

🏆 BEST SINGLE VINEYARD VITICULTURIST
Our very own Paul Rowdy Mathews

A big congratulations to the other trophy winners and especially to our 2020 Bushing King & Queen from @chalkhillwines 👏🏼Image attachmentImage attachment

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Every layoff season, Roo brings Olive a kewpie doll, holding onto the dolls keeps Olive from having to face the reality that the layoff seasons of her youth are over.
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Youll see Kewpie dolls all over the set of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. 

Every layoff season, Roo brings Olive a kewpie doll, holding onto the dolls keeps Olive from having to face the reality that the layoff seasons of her youth are over.

7 days ago

State Opera South Australia

Week 1 of rehearsals for Summer of the 17th doll done and dusted!

Tickets still available for Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at Her Majesty's Theatre 14-20 November: stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

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John Mather

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Summer of the 17th Doll. ....... what memories. It must be 40 years since seeing it for the first time.

Can’t wait to see and hear this terrific cast! 🎶🎉

Love the set. Can’t wait to see it.

Looks fabulous

Fantastic!

Looking forward to this.

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Part of the thrill of Seventeenth Doll, like any great opera, is the ensemble writing for the singers - Anthony Hunt Delves into the ensemble writing in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Richard Mills.

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll comes to Her Majesty's Theatre from 14-20 November: stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/
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