Volume 31 Issue 17 10 Jun 2022 11 Sivan 5782

Music Matters

Diana Springford – Head of Music

Welcome to our Music Matters page!¬†ūüé∂

Recent student performances

Mazal tov to our student performers from the Klezmer Ensemble for their incredibly exciting performance in High School Assembly on Tuesday. Playing Mashi’ach by M Rosenblum and M Ben David were Ella Bortz, Suzi Garbuz, Maya Hersch, Johnny Menczel (Year 8) and Aaron Berkowitz, Ben Fram, Josh Ottaviano and Ariel Solomon (Year 9).

Thank you to Mrs Spira for her inspiring leadership of this new ensemble.

The video of this is now available on the Music Performance page of the Parent Portal.

Music Camp 

The anticipation is mounting for Music Camp in Week 9. A detailed information letter with a packing list was emailed to the parents on Tuesday 24 May 2022 and is attached to the event in the Edumate calendar for reference. Please arrive at School no later than 7.00 am as we must board the buses very promptly and be on our way before the start of go-with-the-flow. All students must enter the Waxman Gate and line up on the grass with their luggage and instruments where our signs will be placed. All campers should do a Rapid Antigen Home Test (RAHT) on the Sunday. If your child is sick on the day, please notify Reception on 8383 7333 by 6.45 am and they will pass a message to our supervising staff. 

Parents and carers, please remember to put the Music Camp Showcase Concert in your diary for Thursday 23 June 2022, from 6.15 pm – 8.00 pm. Please note that we have such a large group of campers who will be performing in the concert, that we will need to limit the audience to two persons per student. We will video the performance and make that available afterwards to the parents and carers of performers. Audience members are encouraged to wear masks as the hall will be full on the night.

Music in Week 9

There will be no IP for Years 3-6 in Week 9 because of Music Camp and no Emanuel Music Ensembles will take place for the same reason. However, some private music lessons will continue as normal, because not all tutors are going to camp. Please check with your private tutor if you are in any doubt.

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 today. 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

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