Music News | Preparatory School

Tips on how to practise for success: 

Clap syncopated rhythms and say, sing aloud to nonsense syllables to help internalise to then be able to reproduce on the instrument

Studio Concerts

Congratulations to all the boys and Instrumental Staff for the Studio Concerts that we have had thus far. After an absence of twelve months it is vital that boys have opportunities to develop their performance skills and the Studio Concerts provide such an opportunity.  A reminder that all concerts will be held in the Mozart Room. Parents are asked to scan the QR Code on entry and please enter the Music Centre via the Llandilo Avenue staircase only.  Remember you must RSVP as spaces are limited due to COVID Restrictions.

Boys for the Thursday concerts may wear sports uniform.

Tuesday 1st June

11:45am | Mandie Vieira/Valeria Korjenevski/Lorraine Jayasinghe

Thursday 3rd June

11:45am | Jenny Swanton/Matthew Harrison/Jay Tripolone/Samantha Kelson-Gray

2:10pm | Jenny Trynes

4:30pm | Alistair Wallis

Friday 4th June

4pm | Stefano Rocco 

Gala Concert

Yesterday Trinity Singers and Jaemin Yoo (Symphony Orchestra) attended our first combined vocal and orchestra rehearsal at Summer Hill for the Gala Concert. It was exhilarating to come together with students from the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools as we prepare for this significant event in the Music Calendar. Two weeks to go!

AMEB Piano Exams

In Week 8 on Tuesday 8th June, the first session of AMEB Piano exams will be held onsite in the Beethoven Room. Best of luck to the fifteen Preparatory School students and Instrumental Music Staff as they prepare for these invaluable performing opportunities. Thanks also to Mrs Trynes who coordinates these exams for the Preparatory School. 

Chamber Orchestra/Cello Ensemble 

The musical climax of the 1st Semester at the Preparatory School was the Strings Soirée on 10th May when all ensembles performed their prepared pieces alternating with solo items.

The Chamber Orchestra prepared the Tambourin Dance from the Ballet Suite, by Jean-Philippe Rameau. The main technical challenges of this piece are the bowing technique of Staccato and the contrasting middle section of Legato. In my opinion, the boys have learned this composition very well.

The Cello Ensemble has prepared two items: Pomp and Circumstance, by E.Elgar and Fanfare by W.Duncombe. Students, who are playing in any ensemble, need to develop listening skills so they know what the other instrumental parts are playing. Ensemble members are required to learn their parts, play with good intonation and with correct rhythm and expression. All these musical goals are challenging the boys to practise and strive for improvement each week.

Upcoming Events

Weeks 7 Studio Concerts

Thursday 27th May Gala Concert Rehearsal (SH)

Wednesday 2nd June Gala Concert (City Recital Hall)

Geraldine Campbell | Director of Music Preparatory School


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