Composition Workshop - Romeo and Juliet Reimagined - Teacher Professional Learning

There is an opportunity for 4 government school teachers to work alongside London Symphony Orchestra animateur Paul Rissmann as he guides the students on their compositional journey.

Paul enables and inspires workshop participants to experience the thrill of making and performing their own music in a group setting, using techniques that can be directly adapted to the music classroom.

All of the musical activities undertaken will relate directly to the score of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. The students will explore the thematic material, scales, modes, rhythms and structures and use them to create and perform a new group composition. Irrespective of previous musical experience, the group will be encouraged to achieve the highest possible standard in their performance. 

Teachers will have the opportunity to work closely with, and learn from Paul, in the delivery of these workshops and help to guide and advise the students in both the composition and performance aspects of this project.

Teachers selected to participate in these workshops will be encouraged to enrol through MyPL for Teacher Identified Professional Learning that addresses the following Professional Teaching Standards: 2.1, 3.2 and 4.1.

Dates:  Saturday 5 to Wednesday 9 May 2018  and  Saturday 12 May   

(NB optional masterclasses in individual composition and performance will be held for the students on 10 and 11 May. Teachers may elect to also attend one or both of those masterclasses. Finer details to be confirmed.)

Times / Venues:  5-9 May: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm , The Arts Unit, Lewisham

                           12 May: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

There is no fee to participate in this workshop program. Participating teachers will responsible for organising their own meals, transport and accommodation and covering any associated costs. 

As part of The Arts Unit's support of the Department of Education's Rural and Remote Education blueprint for action, we are excited to be able to offer a participation subsidy of $200 to teachers from rural and remote schools (select Rural Remote - Yes then click Search and check the status of your school) to participate in this workshop program. Please note: If interest exceeds available funds, allocation of the participation subsidy will be prioritised based on remoteness. Subsidies will be confirmed with acceptance notification.

Participants will be selected based on:

  • equity of access
  • experience 
  • balance of the student ensemble and support required

Teachers should confirm their availability with their school before applying.

Nominations EXTENDED close Monday 26 March 2018

For more information please contact Mikaela Oberg

Apply here