The UWA Conservatorium of Music and West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) offers a unique master’s course, giving participants industry experiences through training and musical development opportunities in a context that is akin to the professional orchestral environment.
Applications are sought from exceptional musicians looking at a career in orchestral performance.
What can you expect?
The program focuses on orchestral training, community outreach and career support for the next generation of musicians. Through this masters, program participants will hone their craft as an orchestral musician, acquire the skills and knowledge required to become a 21st Century orchestral musician of the highest calibre.
WASO Musicians will share their expertise and experience with the next generation of orchestral musicians, participants will gain greater confidence and understanding of what is required to reach the highest standards in the profession.
Orchestral experiences: Repertoire and performance training – Including side-by-side, repertoire read throughs, sectional rehearsals and observation opportunities. Up to 4 weeks audition and trial preparation and practice
Portfolio Career Skills: develop skills in fundraising, self-promotion and administration management alongside gaining the self-care and resilience attributes required.
Academic Skill Development: Work with expert musicians and researchers to develop technical, musical and research skills. Join a thriving community of musicians and scholars, gain advanced-level creative, communication, research and analytical skills
Education and Community Engagement: Build skills through direct involvement in WASO’s Community Engagement & Education programs across a variety of outreach engagement settings
Mentoring from a WASO Musician (up to 15 sessions): Working close with a WASO musician to develop skills required for the orchestral experiences you will have throughout the year.
Music skill development: Work with expert musicians to develop technical and musical skills. Principal studies development, leadership position in UWA ensembles, involvement in Chamber Music and Masterclasses, develop reporting, writing and academic skills.
The holistic approach to orchestral training allows a new generation of highly trained musicians to develop the experience, skills, knowledge, and insight to develop sustainable careers as an orchestral musician. The master’s is available on all orchestral instruments.