Jazz and Improvisation

Jazz and Improvisation at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

We balance the development of technical skills with creativity and encourage the development of personal voice through contemporary performance practice and original compositions. Our students embrace a diversity of music genres including; world music, popular music, folk music, experimental music, electronica, crossover media, acapella and multimedia.

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Our students participate in a range of concerts, events and interactive projects, reflecting our commitment to music making in a broad range of musical styles and media.

Our Interactive Composition and Jazz and Improvisation students collaborate with each other and also with other students across the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music to develop arts projects in a variety of mediums and styles, while students from across the University can participate in our range of breadth programs.

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The course was five days a week, with a performance-based/practical subject pretty much every day, which was great. I would practise every day, and would rehearse with both small and large ensembles at least three days a week too. We also had great theory-based classes and so each day would bring a variety of different material to work on and practise, all relevant and related to each other. Alex Czarnecki-Roper

Bachelor of Music, specialisation in Jazz & Improvisation
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Conservatorium Events

Meet the Orchestra: University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra pre-concert reception

Saturday 25 May 2019 at 6:00pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Join students and staff from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music for a special pre-concert reception for secondary school music students and music teachers. This event will feature a pre-concert talk and give you the opportunity to meet with Richard Davis (Conductor), Professor Gary McPherson (...

University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 25 May 2019 at 7:30pm
Melbourne Recital Centre
The University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s second performance for 2019 takes us to the heart of Europe as the Orchestra plays orchestral showpieces from that region. The Orchestra opens with Dvorak’s vibrant Carnival Overture and Brahms’s St Anthony Variations. Finally, the Orchestra plays ...

Sense and Sensibility

Monday 27 May 2019 at 1:00pm
Melba Hall
German music of the middle of the 18th century was undergoing rapid stylistic change, with many composers caught up in the 'empfindsamer Stil' (sensitive style), aiming for expression of natural feelings in intimate and subjective ways. But the best of these composers remained strong contrapuntists,...