Volume 31 Issue 16 03 Jun 2022 4 Sivan 5782

Music Matters

Diana Springford – Head of Music

Welcome to our Music Matters page! 🎶

You will find announcements about our busy Music program, so please check this regularly. 

Recent student performances

Our Twilight Concerts provide an intimate and formal performance opportunity for students receiving private music tuition here at School. Please see the Principal’s Report for more about this week’s concert. I’d like to echo the congratulations and thanks to Mr Burley, the students who 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 in Term 3 and preference will be given to those who missed the opportunity this time.

Our photographs of the concert are courtesy of Mr 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:

Last Friday, the Primary School Music Leaders ran a Music Assembly, featuring performances from Sophia Rule (Year 5), Tamar Granot (Year 6) and one of the Year 4 IP String Groups (Jacob Weinstein, Joshua Marishel, Leo Fisher, Claudia Kaplan, Emma Kaplan & Eden Marczak). The performances were of a very high standard, and all performers should be proud. It was great to have live music in assembly, and the Music Leaders are looking to include more music in future Primary School Assemblies so look out for invitations from them to perform!

Mazal tov to the Music Leaders, Zachary Salamon and Jonah Bloom in Year 6 and thanks to Mr Owen for supporting their successful project.

Kol Hakavod to our student performers from the Senior Jazz Ensemble who entertained guests with an energetic and toe-tapping session at the recent Welcome to New Parents’ Evening this week. Daniel Langman, Coby New, Jamie Schneider and Jake Sharp (all Year 11) and Oren Levin-Kahn (Year 10) were accompanied by their ensemble conductor, Mr George Nikolopoulos. As an unexpected bonus, Myles Cohn, Sacha Rosen and Matthew Lowy (all Year 12) along with other Madrichim joined in for an impromptu jam session at the end.


Congratulations also to the Senior Choir for their beautiful rendition of True Colours at High School Assembly, conducted by Mr Danny Burley (accompanied by Steven Kramer).

Please look at the Music Performance Tile on the Emanuel Parent Portal, for videos of the following performances from this week:

  • Senior Choir at the High School Assembly on Tuesday (Week 6 Term2 2022)
  • The Primary School Music Assembly on Friday (Week 5 Term 2 2022)
  • Years 3-6  IP Chamber Music Performances from Week 6 Term 2 2022

Private Music Tuition and Infant Strings Program

Thank you to those who have already advised us of changes to private tuition and Infant Strings Program (ISP) enrolments for next term. The deadline for new enrolments, notification of changes or intention to discontinue for Term 3, is Friday 10 June 2022. All students currently receiving private music tuition and students in Years K-2 who are currently participating in the ISP will be automatically re-enrolled into tutor schedules along with students commencing for the first time. To enrol or discontinue please visit our  Music Portal Page and use the links to the relevant online forms. Formal notification of intention to discontinue must be received now to avoid being committed to the full term of lessons and liable for fees.  Please contact music@emanuelschool.nsw.edu.au if you have any questions.  

The schedules for Term 3 will be created at the end of term and emailed during July term break.

Please visit our Music Portal Page for 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