Music News | Junior School

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We congratulate our two Donald Holder Scholars announced last year at the Annual Awards, Harry Hartzenberg (6Ta) and Benjamin Loughnan (6Yo). We also congratulate the 2021 Trinity Grammar School Primary Music Award Recipient, Thomas Henry (6La). We look forward to their Assembly performances over the coming weeks. Solo performances from David Miller (6La), Maxwell Munday (5Fo), Geoffrey Olsen (5Yo), Ezekiel Turner (5La), and Emerson Urbano (5Ta) will also be a highlight of the Term 1 Assemblies.

We welcome the new Director of Co-curricular Music (PreK – 12), Dr Michael McGregor. The 2021 Music Leaders will introduce Dr McGregor in a future newsletter edition.

Congratulations to Clancy Liu-Tian (4Yo), who has been busy during the holidays. He achieved High Distinction in his Grade 8 Comprehensive Exam for Violin. He also was admitted to Rising Stars Program – Emerging Stars and will learn with Professor Ole Bohn starting from the end of February. Clancy has also progressed in the Finals of the 2021 International Strings Competition, which will be held in Zhuhai, China in August after receiving very impressive places in the Heats in two categories. Congratulations Clancy! 

Term 1 Key Music Dates

Family Service Choir performances:

21 March Family Service (meet in the Choir Room at 8:30am)

28 March Family Service (meet in the Choir Room at 8:30am)

Soloist Competition

The first School of Music concert of the year is the Annual Soloists’ Competition, to be held on Wednesday 10th March 2021. Heats will begin in the week commencing Monday 1 March. Details for entry are available from Music Reception with a closing date of Monday 22nd February.

Music Instrumental – Private Lessons

Enrolment forms are available at or from the Junior School front office for students who would like to be involved in the Instrumental Music Program. Lessons times are negotiated between the Instrument Music and Classroom teachers. Parents are billed at the end of each term. All 2020 enrolments in private tuition roll over into 2021, except if notice has been given to discontinue.

Co-curricular Music

We welcome all members back to their ensembles in Week 2. Membership of all enrolments for Music Co-curriculars are by invitation. If you were a member of a Music Co-curricular Ensemble in 2020, your enrolment automatically rolls over into 2021. All rehearsals are socially distanced to be COVID safe.

Choir, String Ensembles and the Concert Band are available for students to gain an invaluable ensemble experience. If your son wishes to be involved, please ask your private teacher at school or please inform us of the instrument your son plays. For the String Ensembles, new invitations are sent by the Head of Strings, Ms Kate Morgan. For the Concert Bands, invitations are sent by Mr Gergely Mályusz.

Voice trials will be held for all new boys and any other student interested in joining the choir over the next week. The Junior School Choir is for boys in year 3 – 6 and invitations to join are sent home individually beginning from Week 4.

All ensembles resume in Week 2.

Ms Kate Morgan, Head of Strings is responsible for String Ensembles

Mozart Mondays (2:15 – 2:45pm) – Junior School (J1.9 and RoR)

Intermezzo Mondays, 3:15 – 4:00pm – School of Music Band Room (M1.2)               

Vivaldi Thursdays, 7:15 – 8:20am – School of Music Band Room (M1.2)

Mr Gergely Mályusz is responsible for the Allegretto, Allegro and Prestissimo Concert Bands

Allegro Concert Band

Mondays (3:15 – 4:15pm) – School of Music Orchestra Room (M1.3)

Thursdays (7:30 – 8:20am) – School of Music Orchestra Room (M1.3) 

Mr Trevor Adams is responsible for Voices

Junior School Choir

Treble I, Tuesdays (3:15 – 4:00pm) – School of Music Choir Room (M1.1 & M1GA)

Treble II, Fridays (7:30 – 8:20am) – School of Music Choir Room (M1.1 & M1GA)

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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