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

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Wednesday 3 Jul 2019 at 11:00am
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue’ is a solo trombone recital exploring the conversations trombone creates. American composer TJ Anderson’s ‘Minstrel Man’ explores the unique and personal aspect of African American music. Prokofiev’s ‘Five Melodies’ is a vocal workout...

Guitar Perspectives Concert 1 - Meng Su

Friday 2 Aug 2019 at 7:30pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Meng Su began studying the guitar at the age of 5 and showed her talents from an early age under the guidance of Professor Chen Zhi at the Central Conservatory in Beijing. Multifaceted guitarist Meng Su is captivating audiences around the world with her stunning virtuosity and refined artistry. In a...

Guitar Perspectives - Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Guitar Showcase

Saturday 3 Aug 2019 at 1:00pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
A concert featuring current students and alumni of the MCM guitar area. These solo performances will draw on styles that are integral to the MCM guitar program, especially classical, contemporary, flamenco and Brazilian repertoire. Four works commissioned by Guitar Perspectives will be heard tog...