Volume 30 Issue 14 21 May 2021 10 Sivan 5781

Music Matters

Diana Springford – Head of Music

Twilight Concerts 

Our Twilight Concerts provide an intimate and formal performance opportunity for students receiving private music tuition here at school. Over the past few weeks, many of our dedicated student instrumentalists and vocalists have been preparing for a live performance in the Millie Phillips Theatre in front of family, friends and peers. Last Thursday evening, these two highly enjoyable concerts featured 29 solo or duet performances from students ranging in age from Years 2-11. 

 Thank you to Daniel Burley for organising this showcase event and for rehearsing, accompanying and supporting our students. Thank you to our team of peripatetic tutors who have prepared these students so beautifully. Congratulations and thanks to the students who have worked hard preparing their performances and to those who attended to support them. 

 We encourage students of all levels to perform regularly and to express their interest via their music tutor to participate in future concerts. The next Twilight Concerts will be held in Term 4 and preference will be given to those who missed the opportunity this time. 

Our photographs of the concert are courtesy of  Ofer Levy, a member of our parent community, who has been so generous in regularly volunteering to attend school concerts to capture such superb images of our performers.  

Music Camp (Week 8)

Our participants list for Music Camp is being finalised, with over 150 students attending. For parents who opted to pay by instalments, you are reminded that the second (final) instalment was due last week. A detailed information letter with a packing list will be sent to attendees next week.  

Parents and carers, please remember to put the Music Camp Showcase Concert in your diary for Thursday 10 June 2021, from 6.15 pm – 8.00 pm.

Music Camp Talent Quest

Show off your secret, or not so secret, talent at the Music Camp Talent Quest on Tuesday evening. Students who wish to participate should have a well-prepared act that is appropriate for Music Camp students from ages 9-18. It could be serious or funny. Students who would like to participate must register their interest with Mr Burley by the first Monday of camp. They should bring whatever gear they need and, if using a backing track, should have it fully downloaded and given to Mr Burley by the last Friday before camp.

On the Music Portal Page, you will announcements and 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

You can also find fun news and updates from us on Instagram.

Private Music Tuition and Infant Strings Program

Thank you to those who have already advised us of changes to private tuition and ISP enrolments for next term. The deadline for new enrolments, notification of changes or intention to discontinue for Term 3, is the end of next week (Friday 24 May 2021). Otherwise, students currently receiving private tuition and members of the K-2 Infant Strings Program will be automatically re-enrolled into tutor schedules for Term 3 along with students commencing lessons for the first time. To enrol or discontinue please visit our Music Portal Page and complete the relevant online forms. Formal discontinuation notice must be received to avoid being committed to the full term of lessons and liable for fees. 

Please contact Matilda Grieve if you have any questions.  

The schedules for Term 3, 2021 will be created at the end of term and emailed by early July.