Happy New Ears - Education Program

Arcko Symphonic Ensemble offers student workshops, professional development and interactive concert incursions to help music teachers and students expand their musical horizons and music-making potential.

The workshops are hands-on, involving students and/or teachers. Tailored workshops for specific requests or themes can also be arranged.

Book a workshop or concert incursion: email artisticdirector@arckosymphonicensemble.org.au or call Timothy Phillips on 0400 866 789.

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Graphic Scores Explored: compose and perform your own graphic score

Expanded Soundscapes: understanding and using extended techniques, for strings, percussion, piano or woodwind

Conducting New Music: beat patterns, interpretation of graphic or complex scores, pathways to rehearse new music

Interactive Concert: Arcko Symphonic Ensemble performs a concert at your school with explanation of works and question time

Our core group of workshop facilitators are award winning professional musicians and music educators:

Zachary Johnston (violin/strings)

Ben Opie (oboe/woodwinds)

Timothy Phillips (percussion, conducting)

Caerwen Martin (cello/strings, composition)

Phoebe Green (viola/strings)

Karen Heath-Mann (clarinet/woodwinds)