Music News | Preparatory School
Well done to Lewis Wang, Cayden Tsang and Jaemin Yoo who were selected to present Finalist videos for the Concerto Competition. All the boys have received invaluable feedback from Fiona Ziegler, Assistant Concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on their performances. Fiona mentioned she was so impressed by the standard of your students & the diligence and concentration of their presentation and performance. It was very hard to choose winners as each candidate performed so well and all deserve congratulations, especially in this difficult time of learning. Congratulations to Lewis Wang who won the Infants Section and a special mention to Cayden Tsang who was awarded a close second in the Junior Section.
Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble Audition for 2022
Auditions for new students to the above ensembles will be held in Week 1 on Thursday 3rd February from 3:15pm-4:15pm in Studio 8 (Mrs Palmers Teaching Studio) Students are asked to prepare all requirements for the auditions. If you could let Mrs Palmer (Chamber Orchestra) or Mrs Campbell (Chamber Ensemble) know before the end of this year if your son would like to audition that would be appreciated.
|Chamber Orchestra/Chamber Ensemble (new members only)||Prepare one piece of your choice + learn The Third grade Violin scales:|
B major Scale + arpeggio (2 octaves)
C melodic and harmonic minor Scales + arpeggio (2 octaves) Or
The Third grade Cello scales:
E flat major Scale + arpeggio (2 octaves)
C harmonic and melodic minor Scale + arpeggio (2 octaves)
Sight reading: will be given at audition
Instrumental Music Tuition 2022
At the end of this year we will farewell Mrs Jay Tripolone after five years working at the Preparatory School. We would like to thank her for her assistance and support of our young musicians and wish her all the best as she pursues other teaching opportunities. We are presently interviewing for a replacement teacher in this program. Vacancies exist in the Private Tuition Instrumental Music Program for piano, percussion, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn and baritone lessons. New students to the Private Tuition Program please complete an enrolment form and email to Mrs Campbell GCampbell@trinity.nsw.edu.au asap.
AMEB Theory of Music Exam Dates
After much negotiation the Grade 4 boys will be sitting their exam on Sunday 12th December at 9:30am, and Grade 3 on Sunday 19th December. Thanks so much to Mrs Trynes for continuing to support the boys in this long process. We wish them every success.
Suzuki Music String Tuition
Parents and students of new and existing violin and cello students of the Suzuki Method are invited to view the following presentation from Ms Chan and Ms Vieira. The Suzuki Method is a holistic method of instrumental teaching that is based on the philosophy that every child has the potential to develop musical ability given the right environment, just as every child learns to speak their mother tongue in the supportive environment of their family. Emphasis is placed on training the musical ear from the beginning which is especially important for learning a string instrument. Suzuki music lessons are especially effective when children start early, and boys are able to enrol in lessons from Pre-Kindergarten. Students will receive one private lesson per week during school hours plus the opportunity to participate in Suzuki Group Classes held before school. If you wish to enrol your son into this program for 2022 please contact Ms Lorraine Chan firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mozart and Beethoven Strings 2022
To assist staff in placing boys in the correct position in the ensembles going forward, to enable invaluable performance experience and to ensure boys have a performance goal and focus over the break, members of Mozart and Beethoven Strings are asked to prepare one piece of music for each other at the first rehearsal in Week 2 in 2022. If you have any further questions please contact Mrs McCluney email@example.com for Beethoven Strings and Ms Chan firstname.lastname@example.org for Mozart Strings.
Rehearsal Schedule for 2022
Please view the Music Co-curricular Rehearsal Schedule below. Trinity Singers, Primary Choir, Junior Choir and Concert Band rehearsals will be confirmed at the start of 2022 once we receive updated COVID advice from the School. I would like to express my thanks to Ms Nicole Smeulders for her work with all the choirs this year and to wish her all the very best during her time of leave to work with Opera Australia in 2022. We look forward to her return in Semester 2 and in Semester 1 will welcome Ms Isabelle Keyser who will work with the choirs and assist with Classroom Music lessons. All Ensembles will commence rehearsals in Week 2.
|Chapel Band 7:45 am – 8:30 am Mozart Room Mrs G. Campbell Primary Choir 7:45am-8:25am Beethoven Room Ms I. Keyser Suzuki Cello Group Class Studio 8 8am-8:30am Mrs A. McCluney Thanks||Chamber Ensemble 7:30am – 8:30am Mozart Room Mrs G. Campbell Percussion Ensemble 7:30am-8:30am Beethoven Room Mr A. Wallis Suzuki Violin Group Class Studio 8 Ms L. Chan/Ms M. Vieira 8am-8:30am||Trinity Singers ALL 7:30am – 8:25am Mozart/Beethoven Rooms Ms I. Keyser/Mrs G. Campbell||Trinity Singers Part 1 7:45 am – 8:25 am Mozart Room Mrs G. Campbell||Trinity Singers Part 2 7:45 am – 8:25 am Beethoven Room Ms I. Keyser|
|Guitar Ensemble Morning Break Music Studio 8 Mr S. Rocco Creative Music Ensemble Second Break Beethoven Room Ms L. Chan/Mrs J. Swanton||Cello Ensemble Morning Break Music Studio 8 Mrs L. Palmer|
|Beethoven Strings 3:15 pm-4pm Mozart Room Mrs A. McCluney/ Corelli Strings 3:15pm-3:45pm Christian Studies Ms Vieira Mozart Strings 3:15pm-4pm Beethoven Room Mrs L. Chan/Mrs J. Swanton||Concert Band 3:25pm-4:15pm Beethoven Room Mr G. Malyusz/Mrs G. Campbell Chamber Orchestra 3:15pm-4:15pm Mozart Room Mrs L. Palmer||Junior Choir Year 2 Only 3pm-3:30pm Mozart Room Ms I. Keyser/Ms Welsh|
Geraldine Campbell | Director of Preparatory School Music
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