Date: Saturday 1 June
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm, plus optional MYO rehearsal observation
Venue: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Southbank Campus, 234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank

Presented by Prof. Rob McWilliams

This workshop explores the key components to maximise ensemble development and music-making with limited rehearsal time. Strategies and techniques to raise the aural awareness of ensemble members so they listen more effectively as a means to developing their musicianship skills faster will be covered as well as specific strategies for dealing with common rehearsal issues. These will include: ensemble precision and pulse, tone production, blend, balance & intonation, dynamics, style, phrasing, etc. As conducting gesture and score preparation impact on maximising rehearsal effectiveness, key aspects of these areas will also be addressed.