2022 HSC Winter School

Date: Monday 11 –  Friday 15 July 2022, 3:30-6:00pm (1 on 1 rehearsals pre 3:30pm)

Where: TBC OR SYOnline

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Presented by highly experienced music educators and regular HSC markers, the HSC Preparatory Course at SYO Winter School is specifically designed to assist students in Years 10, 11 & 12 (in 2022) to prepare for and polish their understanding of HSC Music 2 & Music Extension in a focused, supportive and engaging environment.

HSC Winter School focus is on HSC Performance, Past Examination Papers and Sight Singing.

Recommended For: All Year 11 & 12 HSC Music 2/Extension students (in 2022) as well as Year 10 students (in 2022) preparing for HSC Music 2/Extension.

Participants can expect to receive intensive training on theory, performance, essay writing, thesis development and constructive performance critique (composition focus is within HSC Summer School).

The HSC Preparatory Course at SYO Winter School will run both online and in person, giving musicians who are unable to make it to Sydney the option to participate in the program and receive this tailored program.

Performance Workshop:

There is an optional extra (for $50.00) of a one-on-one performance workshop with an accompanist and an experienced HSC marker.  You will receive direct feedback and advice on your performance.


This course is facilitated by:

James Pensini – Head of Orchestral Training and Community Engagement (SYO), Head of Music Performance P-12 (Santa Sabina College).

John Ockwell – HSC Marker, Senior Music Teacher Fort Street High School, Conductor SYO

Additional instructor – TBC


Standalone Cost: $350.00 (when enrolling for HSC Preparatory Course only)

One-on-One Performance 30 minute workshop (add-on): $50.00

Credit Card Fee: $10.50

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