Welcome to our Music Matters page! 🎶
Here you will find announcements about our busy music program, so please check this on a weekly basis.
The Extra-Curricular Music Program is now in full swing. If you are concerned that you have missed out, please look at the Extra-Curricular Music tile on the Portal. If this page doesn’t answer your questions, please email Ms Springford
On the Portal Music Page you will find information about:
- Private Music Tuition (beginning and discontinuing)
- Ensemble and Choir membership for K-12 students
- Infant Strings Program (ISP) for K-2
- Performance opportunities
- Borrowing an orchestral instrument
Now is the time to get involved in our inaugural music competition. Anyone who sings or plays an instrument is eligible and even if you don’t want to submit a video you can enter the practice component of the competition. All entrants get Primary School or High School house points.
Our Emanuel School Music Competition is new in Term 1 for 2021.
We want to encourage the work it takes to perform at a high quality level, and reward and showcase the best quality performances and compositions our students have to offer. We want our student composers and performers to receive some formal feedback on their best work. We want to share our music with the broader Emanuel School community. For the High School this is the “other half” of House Music (T2). Primary School and High School students who participate will receive House points for entering any of the three components of the competition.
The competition has several components and is open to our young musicians from Years K-12 and culminates in a Showcase Recital in the early evening of Monday of Week 9 in Term 1. All entrants will receive individual feedback and finalists will have the opportunity to receive feedback from a visiting adjudicator.
- Music Practice Competition – Weeks 2-6: You need a yellow sheet (from the Music Staffroom or your Emanuel School tutor) and you need to record your practice minutes every week. We ask parents to please initial the practice log each week to verify that the student has indeed done that practice. There will be a small but fun prize for the student who has done the most minutes of practice from Weeks 2-6. There will be a prize for a student from each of Years K-2, 3-6, 7-10 and 11-12. Ensemble and choir rehearsals, and private lesson time, do not count toward this competition!
- Submission – by Tuesday 9 March 2021: Students should scan/photograph the first three pages of their practice log and email to Ms Springford. The subject heading for this email should be “Music Practice Competition Submission”.
- Composition and creation competition: Students should submit their composition by video by Tuesday of Week 7. This composition could be fully notated (using Sibelius or Noteflight) and submitted as a screen video of the scrolling software. The composition could be a recording of the composition being performed (for example if you have composed a song that you can sing and play for video.) This competition is open for any genre. Finalists in this competition will have their videos presented (or they can perform live) at the Showcase Recital. There will be a prize for a student from each of Years K-2, 3-6, 7-10 and 11-12.
- Submission – by Tuesday 9 March 2021: Students should put their video in their google drive, share it with Ms Springford and notify her that you have shared it with her. The subject heading for this email should be “Composition and Creation Competition Submission”.
- Performance Competition: Students should submit a video by Tuesday of Week 7, of their performance of a piece that shows them at their best. They should ask their private music tutor for help. This competition is open for any genre but is for solo performers. You may include your own piano accompanist in the video or use a backing track. Finalists in the performance competition must perform live at the Showcase Recital on Monday of Week 9 and finalists (only) will be provided with a school-based accompanist and one rehearsal before the final performance.
- Submission – by Tuesday 9 March 2021: Students should put their video in their google drive, share it with Ms Springford and notify her that you have shared it with her by email with the subject heading “Performance Competition Submission”.