Paul Sarcich - composer - arranger - conductor

events and teaching

events and teaching


Four Monteverdi Realisations

The Press, Play ensemble will include contemporary realisations of Monteverdi arias in their program Sweet is the Torment for the Melbourne and Port Fairy Festivals, in conjunction with artworks of Anna Cavalieri. These works have been especially written for these Festivals for an ensemble of soprano and mezzo voices, piano, flutes and percussion.

Port Fairy Festival
Sun 11 Oct 2pm
Reardon Theatre
Port Fairy

Click here for the concert page

Melbourne Festival
Tue 13 Oct (3pm), Tue 20 Oct (12pm & 3pm), Wed/Thu 21/22 Oct (3pm & 5pm)
45 Flinders Lane

Click here for the festival brochure page, or here for the flier.


Click here to hear:
My Baby Just Cares for Me  arranged for 8 harps




Paul Sarcich is scheduled to teach the following courses at  Morley College, London, in the 2015-16 academic year:
(Times are subject to confirmation)

Click on the course titles to go the the Morley website page for that course.
Please note that A,B,C indicate Terms 1,2,3, and that all courses are one-year continuous.

Orchestral Conducting
A one-year course focusing on laying the foundations of a solid conducting technique. Classes comprise Friday night “theoretical” sessions and practice with a volunteer orchestra on Saturday afternoons.
Entrance by interview – candidates should show a solid knowledge of music reading and theory.

Fridays 6-8pm, Saturdays 2- 5pm

Downloadable PDF file of the term 1 2016 orchestral schedule

Musicianship 1
A one-year course in music literacy skills, covering reading, writing, performing and listening.

Mondays 11am-1pm 

Musicianship 2
A one-year course focused on Harmony and Counterpoint, including melodic writing. Students' own writing will be developed alongside analysis of  repertoire works and exercises in specific harmonic and contrapuntal techniques.
Candidates should have a good basic knowledge of chords and scales, and be reasonably fluent in reading and writing standard music notation.

Mondays 2pm-4pm
Course closed for 2015-16

Musicianship 3:  This will be for students who have a solid theoretical background (have done the Musicianship 2 course, or have ABRSM Grade 6+ or equivalent). It will cover devices, techniques and styles in music in a categorical rather than chronological way, for those wishing to equip themselves to travel into composition, arranging and songwriting; or to gain greater insight and analytical tools to understand how music works. 

Thursdays 2.30pm-4.30pm

Orchestration and  Arranging

A one-year course in orchestration and arranging/transcribing for small and large ensembles, encompassing symphonic, chamber, jazz and commercial styles.
Entrance by interview – candidates should show a solid knowledge of music reading and theory

Thursdays 5.30-7.30pm












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