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Recorder Consort SA

The Recorder Consort SA (RCSA) is a high-performing ensemble of SA government school students of the recorder. Participating in the RCSA gives students opportunities to:

  • challenge and improve their musical and technical skills
  • perform in high-profile concerts and at venues.

The repertoire for this ensemble includes a wide range of musical styles that display the versatility of the instrument. Opportunities to experience the full range of recorders will be available for students of the ensemble.

RCSA enables students to take Ensemble Performance as a Year 12 (SACE Stage 2) subject.

City/country tours may be made throughout the year.

Eligibility

All recorder students in SA government schools, years 5 to 12 in 2018 are eligible to apply.

Auditions

Audition requirements

The audition should take approximately 7 to 10 minutes.

The standard required is beyond beginner level.

Applicants should prepare to present:

  • One scale, to be played at quaver = 60-80
    • any major scale of your choice
  • 2 pieces of your own choice that demonstrate technical and musical ability at your current level
    • at least one minute in length
    • unaccompanied
    • contrasting in style, tempo, register, or rhythm.

Booking an audition

Auditions will be held on Wednesday 13 December 2017 from 9am to 10.30am at the Klemzig Instrumental Music Office, 28 Hay Street Klemzig.

Audition bookings are now available online.

Audition form

All applicants must print and complete the audition form (Word 105KB) and bring it to the audition. All fields must be completed.

Expectations of members

Ensemble members are expected to:

  • participate in all programmed performances and events
  • engage positively with the entire team
  • attend rehearsals and learn music for performances
  • cover the costs of membership, including providing suitable clothing.

Attending rehearsals

Rehearsals occur every Wednesday, from 4.00pm to 5.00pm, at Mitcham Primary School, Hillview Road, Kingswood. Rehearsals commence in week 2, term 1 2018.

Ensemble members are expected to learn the music before rehearsals. If necessary, they should ask their instrumental music teacher for help.

If a member can’t attend a rehearsal, they should notify the conductor.

Rehearsal and performance uniforms

Members should wear school uniform to rehearsals.

For performances, members must wear quality, respectful black clothes, shoes and socks suitable for public performance in prestigious venues. A performance shirt will be provided.

Membership fee

The membership fee is $55 per year, including GST. This fee covers administrative costs and a performance shirt for each member. 

Instrumental Music Leader, Learning Pathways

Phone: 0458 185 152
EmailDECD.Ensembles16 [at] schools.sa.edu.au