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Small group classes at

Ainslie Arts Centre


Fridays 9:30am

For students with prior theory knowledge, Composition & Arranging  explores the language of music through applied score analysis, investigation of form and compositional technique, arranging and writing music. 

Goals & outcomes: To be able to identify, understand and construct musical elements, functions and forms. The aims of this course are to extend basic theory knowledge by developing a stronger comprehension of musical language, building blocks and structure, knowledge of how to organise and arrange elements of sound, and confidence in exploring and applying a variety of compositional techniques. 

Prerequisite knowledge: Music Reading & Theory, or equivalent. This class is suitable for adults of any age, who have some prior theory knowledge encompassing the fundamentals of rhythm, major and minor scales, basic chord formation and notation. ​

Both composing and non-composing students are welcome. 

About the classes: Classes include: (a) weekly one-hour face-to-face group lessons; plus (b) weekly online delivery of progressive course content, over a term. Terms generally coincide with ACT school term dates. Enrolment is on a per term basis, with progress being tailored to suit the class. Classes are highly participatory and take on a workshop format, wherein:

  • Students collaborate on in-class examples and techniques as a group.

  • Students' works may be performed or presented for discussion and critique.

Full class fee: $285 plus $15 text fee per term

Term 1 2020

Mon 3 Feb - Fri 9 Apr

Term 2 2020

Mon 27 Apr - Fri 3 Jul

Term 3 2020

Mon 20 Jul - Fri 25 Sep

Term 4 2020

Mon 12 Oct - Fri 18 Dec

"Music is for every single person that walks the planet." 
- Robert Plant


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30 Elouera St, Braddon



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