Adult Ensembles

Classical Guitar Ensemble

This group is an exciting new opportunity for players 14 and up to experience the beauty of repertoire of 4 and 5 guitar arrangements. The pieces range form intermediate to advanced levels, and therefore the ability to read music from 3rd/4th grade minimum is essential. The music covers a range of styles from classical to contemporary music suited to the classical and flamenco type guitars.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays 5.45pm to 6.45pm

Conspirito Community Flute

Conspirito Community Flute Ensemble is a friendly and relaxed group of amateur adult flute enthusiasts of all ages who come together to share their love of music.

Current members range in ability from approximately AMEB Grade 2 up to tertiary qualified musicians, with music selected to satisfy more experienced members whilst having parts that are achievable for less experienced players.

The repertoire ranges across all styles and genres. We currently have members who play piccolo, concert flute, alto, bass and contrabass flute.

Find out more about Conspirito and how to become a member here.

Jazz Guitar Ensemble

The Jazz Guitar Ensemble plays easy to upper intermediate guitar repertoire providing ample opportunity to practice improvisation within a group environment. Applicants need a working knowledge of basic jazz chords, being able to read a chord chart and have a feel for swing, funk, and Latin type music. A working knowledge of major and minor scales as well as blues scales is required. Basic sight-reading skill is highly preferable.

Rehearsals:Thursdays from 7.00pm to 8pm

Recorder Ensemble

Central Coast Conservatorium Recorder Ensemble run by one of Australia’s leading recorder players, Joanne Arnott.

Early music specialist and Central Coast Con teacher Joanne will be taking the fortnightly Recorder Ensemble on alternate Tuesday evenings, 5.30pm-6.30pm in Robert Knox Hall.

The group will be playing mostly period music from the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods with some technical work and improvisation.

The group is open to anyone aged 16 and over with at least a year’s recorder playing experience (descant, treble, tenor or bass). Participants must have their own recorder. 

Rehearsals: Tuesdays 5.30pm-6.30pm (fortnightly)

Steve Smillie Guitar Ensemble

This Guitar Ensemble comprises guitarists on acoustic, electric and bass guitars who enjoy exploring music from a range of genres. The ensemble provides students with the opportunity to further develop sight-reading, improvisation, ensemble and rhythm section skills. Reading needs to be at least Grade 2 or 3 up to fret 12, although sight reading skills will be developed in rehearsals.

Rehearsals: Thursdays 7.00pm to 8.00pm

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