Learning Opportunities

Queensland Symphony Orchestra's concerts, workshops and open rehearsals for schools, teachers, families and individuals provide an introduction to classical music and lifelong learning for budding musicians.


2017 Learning Opportunities

Professional Development 

A champion of lifelong learning and the arts in schools, Queensland Symphony Orchestra takes an active role in supporting music teachers and educators. Our musicians can present sessions on a range of topics.

2017 Music Teachers Professional Development Day
Monday 16 October 2017
QSO Studio
8.30am to 4pm

To register for this session, please click here.

For more information contact QSO Education Liaison Officer Pam Lowry at pam.lowry@qso.com.au or 07 3833 5035.

Open Rehearsals

Watch Queensland Symphony Orchestra musicians perfect their craft in readiness for a performance. In an exciting opportunity for students and teachers, 2017 Open Rehearsals will be conducted by Music Director Alondra de la Parra. Alondra will lead musicians and the audience through the journey of interpreting the score, balancing the orchestra and perfecting the tempi and dynamics.

Wednesday 26 April 2017
1.30pm to 2.45pm (arrive and be seated by 1.15pm to watch the musicians warm up)
QSO Studio, South Bank
Second rehearsal for Gershwin! Bernstein! America! (Concert: Thursday 27 April, Brisbane City Hall)
Rehearsal repertoire will span music from America’s Golden Age and works inspired by the United States.

Friday 11 August 2017
10am – 11.15am (arrive and be seated by 9.45am to watch the musicians warm up)
QSO Studio, South Bank
Third rehearsal for Mozart: Great C minor Mass (Concert: Saturday 12 August QPAC, Concert Hall)
This rehearsal focus will be on Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No.1. Note there will be no choir present.

For more information and bookings contact QSO Box Office on 07 3833 5044.

Suitable for:
Upper primary instrumental music students
Secondary students
Home School groups
Tertiary students
Adult learning groups

Learning opportunities:
Conducting technique
Rehearsal structure and technique
Instruments of the orchestra
Orchestral repertoire
Concert etiquette

School Partnerships 

Our musicians can come to you wherever you are. For information about the variety of workshops and performances available, contact QSO Education Liaison Officer Pam Lowry via pam.lowry@qso.com.au or 07 3833 5035.