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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 the University of Sydney.

Music Appreciation Course: Classical Genres

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. Ever wondered what a symphony actually is? Can’t tell a suite from a sonata? Love going to concerts, but not sure what to listen for? This course is designed for classical music beginners and long-term listeners who want to know how to better understand the music they listen to. Aims The most common types of classical music will be explored, including... [More]
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Music Appreciation Course: Classical Genres
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Exploring Music Course: Chamber Music

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. Chamber music is one of the most intimate forms of classical music. It combines the wealth and richness of classical music structures with the intimacy of being able to see each performer, and hear what each one is playing. Aims This music appreciation course explores the structures and development of chamber music, and the great composers who contributed... [More]
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Exploring Music Course: Chamber Music
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Music Course in Beethoven's Time Part VIII: Late Works (1822-1828)

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. Through the first 39 lectures of this extended course, Beethoven’s life and music has been presented in a loosely chronological manner, with his achievements in each period forming the high points of a rich and complex musical tapestry created by weaving the music of other composers into the overall picture. As we come to the eighth and final instalment of... [More]
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Music Course in Beethoven's Time Part VIII: Late Works (1822-1828)
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Music Course: Music in Beethoven's Time Part VI: Beethoven and Schubert 1815-1820

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. This music course, focused on Music in Beethoven’s Time, seeks to present Beethoven’s life and music in a rich historical and musical context. In this Music in Beethoven’s Time course Part VI, the Napoleonic Wars finally come to an end with the Battle of Waterloo and Europe attempts to return to the ‘status quo ante bellum’. In ‘Biedermeier’ Vienna,... [More]
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Music Course in Beethoven's Time Part VII: Composing for Posterity (1820-1824)

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. 'Music in Beethoven’s Time' seeks to present Beethoven’s life and music in a rich historical and musical context. As we begin the penultimate section of this course, Beethoven enters the final stage of his epic struggle to gain control of the fortunes of his beloved nephew. He is also now profoundly deaf, and although composing fewer works, what he does... [More]
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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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Music Appreciation Course: A Beginner's Guide to Classical Music

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. Aims Interested in classical music but don’t know how to start? Been listening for a while but need some guidance? This course provides a framework for understanding classical music, examining the major periods of music history, the music of the great composers, and the main classical genres. Each week we will listen to some works and examine their... [More]
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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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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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Exploring Music Course: The Baroque Period

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. The Brandenburg Concertos, Messiah, and the Four Seasons: the Baroque period has given us some of the most dramatic and beautiful compositions of music history. This study day unravels the rich complexity of Baroque music, providing insight into the works of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi and their contemporaries, in their social and historical context. Learn... [More]
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