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AMEB Results

Congratulations to the following boys for outstanding AMEB results 

Arjun (3Fo) for receiving honours for preliminary violin 

Adam (4La) for receiving a credit for third grade cello 

Aidan (4Yo) for receiving a High Distinction in Grade 5 Piano 

Ethan (5La) for receiving honours for third grade piano

Eisteddfod prizes

Congratulation to Mimo (1Yo) and Clancy (4Yo) for their recent Eisteddfod Awards.

Mimo played Tambourin by Francois-Joseph Gossec and The Boy Paganini by Edward Mollenhauer and received the following Prizes:

  • First prize in the Orchestral String Solo 7 & Under section
  • Highly Commended in the String Solo level not higher AMEB Grade 4

Watch Mimo’s performance entry here.

Clancy played Spanish Dance by Manuel de Falla and received second prize in the 9 years old Strings Section.

Watch Clancy’s performance entry here

2021 Concerto Competition

The Director of Co-Curricular Music, Dr McGregor is calling for applications for the TGS Concerto Competition.

During Week 4, students will be able to upload a 3 minute section of their concerto which will constitute the Heats. Students should submit this as a video to, as a Google or Cloud share. The closing date will be Friday 29th October.

Heads of Sections and Dr McGregor will judge these over the course of week 5 and announce the finalists.

The Finals will take place in Week 7 or 8. There will be a confirmation of the date once we are clear about whether this will be a video submission where accompaniment can be used, or not, within the then Covid restrictions.

2022 Donald Holder Scholarship

Applications for the 2022 Donald Holder Scholarship will open in Week 4. Students currently in Year 5 who learn an instrument either internally or externally are encouraged to apply. The Scholarship entitles the recipient to one weekly half hour instrumental lessons during term time only. To apply for the scholarship, students are asked to prepare two contrasting pieces, preferably with piano accompaniment. The adjudicators would like to see your interpretation of the music you choose in terms of musical concepts and the character of the pieces. The opportunity to perform will be in Week 8.

An application form will be released in the Week 3 Junior School Newsletter.

In the meantime, please speak to your private instrumental teacher about suitable pieces you can prepare to enter the competition.

Term 4 Lunchtime Concerts

If you would like to perform in a lunchtime concert during your class music lesson, please submit your recording via this link. If you choose to participate a link to your performance will be placed in the class remote music lesson for your friends to watch.

Instrumental Programme for individual lessons

Online instrumental lessons are available on Microsoft Teams. The Director of Co-Curricular Music (PreK-12), Dr McGregor has communicated with families about the protocols in place for lessons. If you have not received the communication, please contact your Instrumental (individual tuition) teacher.

Hungry For More?

Music Co-curricular Ensemble activities are posted each week in Hungry for More Music in Canvas. Mr Adams will post activities for the Junior School Choir, Mrs Korjenvsky will post activities for the String Orchestras and Mr Mályusz will post activities for the Concert Bands. All students can participate in the Annual Junior School Practice Challenge. Participation in the various activities is entirely voluntary and not a compulsory commitment. Simply visit Canvas and navigate to Hungry for More. If you have any music news to share, please visit this link to let us know.

If you have any further inquiries for music, please contact the Music Department on 9581 6042.

Trevor Adams | Director of Junior School Music

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