What’s on

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JAHL HESHI TOUR

Nov 8 – Dec 12

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End of Year Concert

Dec 13 – Double Bill: Sumire Kuribayashi & Niran Dasika + Matt Ottignon Quartet

Festivals

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Sydney Int'l Women's Jazz Festival

That’s a wrap!

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Orange Winter Jazz Festival

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Sydney Con Jazz Festival

Coming Soon

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Jazz: NOW Summer

Feb 11 – Mar 19, 2023
On sale Dec 15

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Regional Tours

Taking jazz on the road

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Freedman Fellowships

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Ruby's Outdoor Music Club

Education

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Young Women's Jazz Workshops

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Music Business

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Sonic Futures

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Cool for School

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Emerging Composers' Mentorship

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EDUCATION PROGRAM

Cool for
School

Give your students an unforgettable taste of improvised music

Jazz happens once,

It is improvised in the moment it is made.

Cool for School is an interactive performance-workshop program that give your students an unforgettable taste of the magic of improvised music.

In a high-energy, entertaining atmosphere, students gain valuable insight into composition and improvisation, ensemble work, aural skills, stagecraft, music as a vocation and the Australian music industry.

Complementing the NSW secondary school music syllabus, through this program your students will be introduced to the pivotal styles of jazz. They will experience leading musicians at work, and hear first-hand that the process and creation are one.

The Cool for School program is faciliated by our Regional Touring artists – enabling SIMA to offer workshops throughout NSW. Get in touch, and we’ll give your students an unforgettable music education experience.

SIMA is committed to supporting all schools across the state, and we can create an individualised program that suits your needs.

 
Workshop details

Cost: $23 per student (flexible)

Duration: 90 – 120 minutes (Including concert, workshop and Q&A)

Inquiries: Amy Curl – gm (at) sima.org.au

NSW STATE CURRICULUM LINKS

Stage 4
Music: The Concepts of Music: Duration, Dynamics and Expressive Techniques, Structure.
Contexts: Australian Music, Jazz Music, Art Music of Various Styles, Periods,
Genres and Cultures. Other Content: Improvisation in Music
Outcomes: 4.7, 4.8, 4.10, 4.11

Stage 5
Music: The Concepts of Music: Duration, Dynamics and Expressive Techniques, Structure.
Contexts: Australian Music, Jazz Music, Art Music of Various Styles, Periods,
Genres and Cultures. Other Content: Improvisation in Music
Outcomes: 5.2, 5.7, 5.8, 5.10, 5.11

Stage 6
Music – Course 1: Musical Concepts: Duration, Dynamics and Expressive Techniques, Structure.
Topics: Australian Music (Jazz), Music for Small Ensembles
Outcomes: P4, P6, P7, P8, H4, H6, H7, H8

Music – Course 2:  Musical Concepts: Duration, Dynamics and Expressive Techniques, Structure.
Topics: Music of the Last 25 Years, Australian Music
Outcomes: P2, P5, P7, P8, H2, H5, H7, H8

Slip into the zone, where nothing exists other than the music being made, right there, for the first and only time.