Grade Five to Diploma Day

Wednesday 8th July 2015

10.00am - 4.45pm

An Exciting Holiday Course For Flute Players Of All Ages


Warm-ups with James Kortum

James Kortum is Lecturer in Flute at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Originally from the United States, James gained his Bachelor of Music (with High Honours) degree from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. He studied flute with Principal Flute Emeritus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Donald Peck.

10.00am - 11.30am

Breathing and posture

Effective warm-ups

Stage presence


Master class with Libby Pring

11.45am - 1.45pm

Experience the teaching of one of Australia's leading orchestral players. Libby brings a wealth of knowledge from the orchestra pit to the concert stage as a soloist and principal. She is currently principal flute with Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.


Coping With Performance Anxiety & Nerves with Naomi Halls

2.15pm - 3.45pm

Combining experience as a teacher, examiner and psychologist Naomi presents a workshop to strengthen performance skills and to support musicians to overcome music performance anxiety. Naomi has developed a treatment for music performance anxiety using cognitive behavioural therapy. 


Schedule (Subject to change)

9.45am -10.00am

10.00am- 11.30am

11.30am - 11.45am

11.45am - 1.45pm

1.45pm - 2.15pm

2.15pm - 3.45pm

3.45pm - 4.00pm

4.00pm- 4.45pm


Warm-ups with James Kortum

Morning Tea

Masterclass with Libby Pring


Performance Anxiety with Naomi Halls

Afternoon Tea



Early Bird Full Day

Full Day

Half Day 10.00am - 1.45pm

Half Day 2.15pm - 4.45pm

Masterclass (Auditor)

Performance  Anxiety