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VCE Music Teacher’s Conference 2018

It’s wonderful to be invited back to this amazing conference by aMuse that is the one-stop-shop for all things to do with VCE music. 

I will be holding a teaching strategy workshop on unpacking the performance criteria for instrumental lessons, sharing some of the activities that have had success with my students. Beyond simply learning how to play their program, students will learn how to draw out the key elements of each work to showcase their understanding of the criteria.

Registrations are available on the aMuse website.

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Music Education Lecture

I’m looking forward to working with the next generation of music teachers at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education.

My guest lectures will cover different approaches for learning in instrumental music lessons, explore curriculum design and the benefit of powerful assessment practices.

I was impressed with the new facilities for teacher training at studioFive and wish all the students success with their studies under the expert guidance of Sue Arney.

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Lunchtime recital at the Basilica

Take a moment out from your busy daily schedule and head over to the Basilica at St Mary’s for some enchanting saxophone music. I’ll be performing a selection of solo Caprices by Sigfrid Karg-Elert in one of my favourite acoustics in Geelong.

Highly regarded as an organist and composer, Karg-Elert developed a love of the saxophone during his military service in Germany and composed a set of caprices as a bold challenge to develop technique and musicality. A caprice can be defined as a humorous, fanciful or bizarre composition, often characterised by an idiosyncratic departure from current stylistic norms. Influenced by impressionism but grounded in historical polyphonic styles these works are coloured by Karg-Elert’s unique harmonic and rhythmic language.

Today’s performance will present thirteen of the series:

Preambolo, C major
Valse Languide, C minor
Consolation, Dbmajor
Corrente, C# minor
Giga, D major
Rag, D minor
Toccata (in tre parti), Eb major
Ondina, Eb minor
Arlecchino, E major
Cubana, E Phrygian
In modo lidio, F Lydian
In modo misolidio, F# Mixolydian
Tarantelle e Sizilienne, A major

February 21st, 12:30pm to 1pm
Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels 136 Yarra Street, Geelong
Free admission

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Geelong Summer Music Camp 2018

I love being involved with this camp each year and I am always amazed by how much is accomplished by the students in such a short time. We have another stellar line-up of conductors including Sean Rankin for the Hood Concert Band, Ingrid Martin (my conducting mentor) for the Galloway Strings and Malcolm John Symphony Orchestra and education superstar and University of Melbourne lecturer Sue Arney with the Gardner Concert Band.

Auditions commence on Sunday 14th Jan at the Geelong College Middle School with rehearsals Monday to Thursday and the amazing final concert in Costa Hall on Friday 19th. 


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