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Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate.

Music courses at the Centre for Continuing Education are designed for music lovers wanting to gain a greater appreciation of their favourite music styles. From baroque to Beethoven, from impressionism to opera, there’s bound to be subjects in our range to interest you.

Backed by the University of Sydney, all our educators are experts in their fields. Get a fuller appreciation and knowledge of your favourite types of music in fun, interactive classes. You’ll also have the chance to meet other like-minded music fans in a relaxed and friendly environment.

If you’d like to take a closer look at the music you love, then music courses at the Centre for Continuing Education are for you. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Music Appreciation Course: A Brief History of Music

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. How do the great composers fit into history? How are they influenced by their times, and how do they influence those who come afterwards? This music appreciation course explores the history of Western music, from medieval times to the 21st century, by linking musical examples to the arts and society of their times. Whether you are a long-term listener or a... [More]
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$247 Limited inc GST
Music Appreciation Course: A Brief History of Music

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Exploring Music Course: The Classical Period

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. 18th century composers believed that music should be understood and appreciated by all, regardless of class or education. It’s little wonder then that the music of this period, composed by such greats as Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, is so popular. This day examines the music of the classical period, its structures and forms, its historical and social... [More]
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$132 Limited inc GST
Exploring Music Course: The Classical Period

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Exploring Music Course: Understanding the Symphony

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. What is a symphony? For more than two centuries the symphony has represented the summit of a composer’s ambition. But what actually defines a symphony, and how do you listen to one? Learning more about symphonies can deepen your enjoyment of some of the most wonderful music ever composed. This music course gives you an understanding of what to listen for,... [More]
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$132 Limited inc GST
Exploring Music Course: Understanding the Symphony

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Exploring Music Course: The Romantic Period

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. “Who can do anything after Beethoven?” Composers in nineteenth century Europe had a daunting predecessor, but the music they wrote is some of the most beautiful and dramatic of all classical music. Examining the music of the Romantic period in its historical and social context, we look at the works of composers such as Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Liszt,... [More]
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$132 Limited inc GST
Exploring Music Course: The Romantic Period

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Music Appreciation Course: Eight Great Composers

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. This music course aims to enhance your understanding and appreciation of classical music, by introducing you to the lives and music of some of the greatest composers of all time. Classical music can be a source of great enjoyment and life enrichment. You can enhance your listening and gain a deeper appreciation by understanding the great composers, who... [More]
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$247 Limited inc GST
Music Appreciation Course: Eight Great Composers

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Russian Music History Course

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. This course covers the development of music in Russia from the late 18th century to the demise of the Soviet period (1990). Unlike European nations, which can date the development of art-music to the Renaissance, political, social and religious aspects of historical Russia curtailed the establishment of an autochthonous tradition until the early 1800s.... [More]
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$208 Limited inc GST
Russian Music History Course

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Exploring Music Course: Understanding the Concerto

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. What is a concerto? Since the 17th century, the concerto has been one of the most popular genres of classical music, combining the virtuosity of a soloist with the glorious power of an orchestra. Learning more about concertos can enrich and deepen your enjoyment of some very exciting and beautiful music. This music course aims to enhance your understanding... [More]
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$132 Limited inc GST
Exploring Music Course: Understanding the Concerto

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Music of North America Course

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. Being a ‘new’ nation with some similarities to Australia, North Americans sought to define their identity through the establishment of musical traditions. This course covers the development of American music from the 1830s to recent times, and touches on the development of Jazz, musicals on Broadway, and music for Film. Beginning with Stephen Collins... [More]
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$208 Limited inc GST
Music of North America Course

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Music Appreciation Course: Another Eight Great Composers

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. This music course aims to enhance your understanding and appreciation of classical music, by introducing you to the lives and music of some more of the greatest composers of all time: who they were, what they were trying to achieve, and what makes their music so wonderful. What makes a composer ‘great’? Why does the work of some composers still resonate,... [More]
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$247 Limited inc GST
Music Appreciation Course: Another Eight Great Composers

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Exploring Music Course: The Impressionist Period

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. The period from around 1880 to 1920, sometimes described as Impressionism, elicited some of the most beautiful and bewitching compositions of western music history. Composers such as Sibelius, Elgar, Mahler, Debussy and Ravel gave the world exotic and rich new sounds, in the last moments before many composers abandoned ‘normal’ music and went atonal. This... [More]
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$132 Limited inc GST
Exploring Music Course: The Impressionist Period

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