Music Open Day
Music Open Day gives prospective students, applicants, and their families and whānau the opportunity to meet our Conservatorium of Music staff, see our facilities, experience lectures and workshops and view our current students in concert. It's your chance to experience being a Music student for the day.
- Date: Friday 15 September
- Time: 8.45am-3pm
- Location: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton campus (campus map)
To register for attendance please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 838 4380
Check out the times and locations for the days workshops and lectures
Attendees convene at Concert Chamber Foyer for a welcome and introduction to Making Your Musical Mark and the Conservatorium of Music, given by Music Convenor Dr Michael Williams.
|Concert Chamber Foyer|
|9.15am||Attendees make their way to the location of the workshop/mini lecture of choice|
|9.20-9.50am||Music History/Musicology Mini Lecture – “So, what’s music really about then? - It’s all about the bass” |
What is it? Why do we do it? What does it all mean? Composer and Musicologist Martin Lodge gets inside the fundamentals of this thing we call music. Early music and choral specialist Dr Rachael Griffith-Hughes gives a whirlwind tour of the importance of functional harmony: from Monteverdi to Meghan Trainor.
|Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Room: IG.09|
|9.20-9.50am||Chamber Music Workshop 1|
Join our active Chamber Music session to see what takes place inside the walls of the Conservatorium of Music for Performance students. Observe an instrumental or vocal ensemble rehearsal, coaching session or teaching workshop, and have the opportunity to ask questions of our world class lecturers and top level students.
|Instrumental Chamber Music - Concert Chamber or Vocal Ensemble - Playhouse|
|9.50am-10am||Attendees make their way to the location of the workshop/mini-lecture of choice|
|10.00-10.30am||Composition/Digital Music Mini-Lecture - “Creating and improvising music, from acoustic music to computers as co-creators”|
Have you ever wondered how composers and song writers put musical ideas together and turn them into finished songs? Composer Michael Williams will let you into a few secrets about how it's done and show how you can start creating your own music whether you play an instrument or not. Would you like to know how a computer might generate musical material to play along with? Composer Ian Whalley discusses an approach.
|Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Room: I1.05|
|10.00–10.30am||Chamber Music Workshop 2|
Join our active Chamber Music session to see what takes place inside the walls of the Conservatorium of Music for Performance students. Observe an instrumental or vocal rehearsal, coaching session or teaching workshop, and have the opportunity to ask questions of our world class lecturers and top level students.
|Instrumental Chamber Music - Concert Chamber or Vocal Ensemble – Playhouse|
|10.30-11.00am||Morning Tea Break|
Free time for attendees
Vocal and Instrumental Workshops
Voice – Playhouse,
Cello – Concert Chamber,
Piano – Downstairs Green Room,
Violin – Upstairs Green Room,
Percussion – IG.10
|12.15 - 1pm||Lunch Break|
Free time for attendees
|1pm - 2.00pm||Conservatorium of Music Students – In Concert|
Sit back and enjoy a concert presented by some of the Conservatorium of Music’s top students.
|2-3pm||Student Perspective and Question Time|
Open format question and answer session where teachers/parents/students can discuss Music study options with Conservatorium of Music staff, and student speakers talk about what it is like to study music at the University of Waikato, their ambitions and future plans.
|Te Whare Tapere Iti|
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Can't make it?
If you can't make it to Music Open Day but would like more information about studying music at Waikato, come along to one of our information sessions, happening throughout the North Island. Check out our events page for dates and info.