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Audition Requirements

o Two contrasting works. (According to the grade level of the student)

  • FOR DRUM KIT - two different styles of music (eg. rock, jazz, Latin, etc)
  • FOR ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION - to include one piece on mallet percussion, the other may be on snare drum, timpani, mallet percussion or multiple percussion. Ideally at least one piece should be accompanied on piano or marimba.

o Technical work comprising of:

  • FOR DRUM KIT - four rudiments OR a rudimental study
  • FOR ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION - one major and one minor scale OR a rudimental study

o Total audition time should be between 15 and 20 minutes.

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Percussion (open to all ages/levels)
Drum Kit (open to all ages/levels)
Allen Family Scholarship (open to Seniors only. You must have different repertoire for this additional audition)
Pearl Beach Senior Scholarship (open to Senior students not awarded a scholarship in this round but deemed eligible to compete in May 2018)


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Term Dates

The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates

Term 1
Tuesday 28/1 to Thursday 9/4 
(Saturday Strings concludes 4 April)

Term 2
Monday 27/4 to Saturday 4/7 
(Saturday Strings concludes 27 June)

Term 3
Monday 20/7 to Saturday 26/9 
(Saturday Strings concludes 19 September)

Term 4
Monday 12/10 to Saturday 19/12
(Saturday Strings concludes 12 December)

Mission Statement

We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.