Volume 30 Issue 35 19 Nov 2021 15 Kislev 5782

Music live!

Diana Springford – Head of Music

Term 4 Twilight Concert 

Over the past few weeks, 25 of our dedicated student instrumentalists and vocalists have been preparing for what, in any other year, would have been a live performance in the Millie Phillips Theatre in front of family, friends and peers. This year, Danny Burley has recorded performances of these students and they are now available online in a presentation accessible via the “Music Performances” button in the Parent Portal for us all to enjoy.

I invite everyone to view these lovely performances by all ages of Emanuel students.  

Thank you to Danny Burley for organising and supporting these students. Thank you to our team of peripatetic tutors who have prepared these students so beautifully. Recording is actually a very different experience than live performance, as any professional musician will tell you, and has its own peculiar set of pressures and difficulties. Mazal tov and thank you to the students who have worked hard preparing these sensitive performances and bravely submitted them for us to share! 

Our Twilight Concerts provide an intimate and formal performance opportunity for students receiving private music tuition here at School. 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 in Term 2, 2022.

Instrument Maintenance check day

(23 November 2021 – 24 November 2021)

If you are borrowing any school instrument (for IP, for ISP, or for your ensemble playing) please bring it into the Music Department by 8:15 am on Tuesday 23 November 2021 (or on Wednesday, if you do IP on that day) to be checked and serviced by our team. Regrettably, any instruments which are not serviced in our maintenance check will need to be taken by parents to be serviced at a music shop at their own expense. Please pick your instrument up on Thursday unless you get an email from us or are returning it permanently.  Instruments should be clean and have a student name tag attached with the instrument barcode on the reverse. If this name tag is missing, please ask Mrs De Araujo in the music staffroom to label it for you.

End of Year 6 IP (Instrumental Program) and continuing Music Tuition in High School

For parents of Year 6 students who are coming to the end of the compulsory Instrumental Program, you have received an email about the return of your School-loaned instrument and your intentions regarding private music tuition and High School ensembles. Please reply to Joanne De Araujo

Private Music Tuition and Infant Strings Program for 2022

Please note that from 2022, the cost of individual private music lessons will be charged at a rate of $48.00 per half-hour lesson (plus GST, if the tutor is registered to pay GST). This is the rate advised by the NSW Music Teachers Association. Lessons shared in pairs are only available in special circumstances and would cost $25.00 per student per half-hour lesson (plus GST where applicable). The Infant Strings Program (ISP) for students in Years K-2 will be charged at $265 per term on school fees, in addition to an instrument bond of $200.

Thank you to those who have already advised us of changes to private tuition and ISP enrolments for next year. The deadline for new enrolments, notification of changes or intention to discontinue for Term 1 is today. All students currently receiving private music tuition and students in Years K-1 who are currently participating in the Infant Strings Program will be automatically re-enrolled into tutor schedules for 2022 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 1, 2022 will be created at the end of term and emailed in late January.