Cuskelly College of Music

Music courses for educators, singers and school students

 

Cuskelly College of Music

Courses for teachers in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary, classroom music specialists

 

Cuskelly College of Music

Internationally acclaimed guest lecturers

 

Cuskelly College of Music

Pathway to postgraduate study at the International Kodály Institute (Hungary)

 

Cuskelly College of Music

Commitment to Music Education for all

 

Cuskelly College of Music

Accreditation with the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia (KMEIA)

World Class Music Education for All

Courses for educators, singers, school students and the community…

The Cuskelly College of Music offers courses for educators, singers, school students and the community.   Our variety of courses help all kinds of people to develop the requisite skills and knowledge for effective teaching, learning, playing or simply enjoying music.

Led by national and international experts in their fields, our internationally recognised programs include the Summer School Music Program (Brisbane) and Australian Kodály Certificate programs in Perth, Malaysia, New Zealand and Indonesia.

We offer teacher in-service programs and workshops. Successful completion of courses in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary music classroom education can lead to accreditation for the Australian Kodály Certificate.

Professional

Whether your goal is to be a concert pianist, an international singer, a recognised accompanist or you are a pre-service teacher who feels the need for a deeper understanding of Music Education, Pedagogy and Philosophy, we can help. Our professional suite of courses offer training across a broad spectrum of disciplines. You will work with superior teachers, coaches and musicians who have international reputations in their fields. In addition, you will be in classes with other skilled and highly motivated musicians and educators in a stimulating, challenging and rewarding environment.

Professional programs are offered in the following areas: Music Education (Kodály emphasis – Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary Music Education), Opera (Auditioned Performance Program), Piano (Performance, Accompanying, Pedagogy), Strings (Advanced Chamber Music Program) and Choral Symposium (for Choral Conductors and Singers).

Primary & Secondary Students

Our primary and secondary school courses are designed to provide appropriate music learning opportunities for children. There are a number of options for participation and students are able to pursue classes according to their own personal tastes and interests. Classes are delivered by highly regarded and experienced professional music educators and all students learn in a rich and stimulating environment. Importantly, every student will participate in daily musicianship classes as appropriate to their skill level and experience.

Programs in the Primary Students Suite include our Children’s Choir, Piano (Performance – Intermediate and Jazz and Popular Styles), Musical Theatre Excerpts, Strings (Intermediate Strings and Secondary Chamber Strings), and Woodwind and Brass (Intermediate and Advanced Players).

Programs in the Secondary Students Suite include: Music Theatre and Classical Acting, Jazz Studies and Jazz Choir, Piano Performance (Intermediate, Advanced or Jazz and Popular Styles), Strings (Intermediate Strings and Secondary Chamber Music), Woodwind and Brass (Intermediate and Advanced Players), Pre-Tertiary Vocal and our Youth Choir.

Tertiary Students

Our tertiary student courses are designed to provide appropriate music learning opportunities for tertiary students and musicians. There are a range of options on offer and each stream provides dedicated programs within the particular specialisation. Classes are delivered by internationally regarded and experienced professional music educators and all students learn in a rich and stimulating environment. Importantly, tertiary students have access to professional level courses at a much-reduced fee.

Programs in the Tertiary Students Suite include: Music Education (Kodály emphasis – Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary Music Education), Opera (Auditioned Performance Program, Opera Excerpts), Piano (Performance, Accompanying, Pedagogy), Strings (Advanced Chamber Music Program), Choral Symposium (for choral conductors and singers), Jazz Studies and Music Theatre and Classical Acting.

Community

The Cuskelly College of Music is proud to offer Community Access courses to all members of the public. We work with people who are already accomplished musicians and singers to others seeking the challenge of singing in a new community choir, playing in an ensemble, helping their child maximise their music potential or just wishing to work with some of the greatest teachers and musicians in the world.

Classes are delivered by internationally regarded and experienced professional music educators and all students learn in a rich and stimulating environment.

All courses in our Summer School Music Program are available for Community Access but programs of particular interest may include our Community Choir, Jazz Studies and Music Theatre and Acting, Piano (Performance), Woodwind and Brass (Intermediate and Advanced Players) and our Music Education and Choral Symposium (for choral conductors and singers).

The Kodály Philosophy

The Kodály concept is a philosophical approach to teaching music which was developed in Hungary during the mid-twentieth century by composer and educator Zoltain Kodály. Since then, Kodály’s philosophy of music education has developed into what is now regarded as a world-class method of successfully teaching music to children and adults. Kodály believed that music completes a person, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually and ideally, music education should begin as early as possible.

Summer & Winter School Music Programs

Our Summer and Winter School Music Programs are pivotal components of our commitment to Music Education. The key characteristic of both these programs is the development of requisite skills and knowledge for effective teaching and learning in Music.  Programs feature highly experienced Australian and overseas music educators and courses are offered for teachers in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary classroom music specialists. Special programs are available for secondary (years 10-12) and tertiary students as well as a childrens’ choir for singers aged 8-14 yrs. Interested members of the public are also welcome to attend our very popular Community Access Courses.

Summer School

6-17 January 2020
Brisbane Australia

Winter School

8-12 July 2019
Tenterfield, NSW, Australia