Congratulations – AMEB EXAMS
Congratulations go to Amelia Perry and Abigail Jones who recently completed their grade 4 AMEB piano exams and Tia Perry who completed grade 1 AMEB piano. Well done girls.
St Aidan’s School Hire Instrument Returns
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS USING ST AIDAN’S SCHOOL HIRE INSTRUMENTS
Please be advised that all school hire instruments will need to be returned to your instrumental tutor or to Mrs Figliano by the following dates:
YEAR 12 STUDENTS – Wednesday Week 6 - 14 November.
BEGINNER BAND STUDENTS – Tuesday Week 7 - 20 November.
PREP– YEAR 11 STUDENTS – Friday Week 7 - 23 November.
It is very important that all instruments are returned by the dates listed above as they need to be assessed and sent away for repairs.
Please be aware that Clarinets, Flutes and Trumpets are on short term loan only and students are encouraged to purchase their own instrument after one year of private tuition if possible. All larger more expensive instruments are on long term loan and can be re-hired at the start of 2019.
Please contact email@example.com for further information.
We are very lucky at St Aidan’s to have a harp tuition program. We currently have some openings for harp lessons and our accomplished harp tutor (see bio below) is taking new enrolments. The school owns several harps that can be used for lessons and practice. If you would like to take advantage of this special opportunity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Introducing Tijana Kozarcic – Harp Tutor
Tijana Kozarcic is a Brisbane based professional harpist. After finishing her Master of Music degree at the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade(Serbia), she moved to Australia and completed a Master of Music degree at the Queensland Conservatorium under the instruction of professors Sayo and Sebastien Lipman.
Besides teaching, Tijana performs extensively as a solo, orchestral and chamber musician. She has performed the Debussy’s Danse Sacree et Profane for harp and strings with the Revision Orchestra and Handel’s Harp Concerto in B-Flat Major as a soloist with the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a soloist in concerts organised by the Harp Society of Queensland.
She is a casual Harpist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) and one of the Next Generation Artists in the Southern Cross Soloist's Next Generation Artist Program for 2018.
Tijana has performed with many orchestras throughout Australia, such as:
Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO), Camerata Orchestra in Neil Finn’s Concert at the Home of The Arts Performance Cente, Gold Coast, and in Kate- Miller Heidke’s Concert at QPAC, Ensemble Q - the ensemble in residence at the Queensland Conservatorium, as well as with a number of orchestras including the Amadeus Orchestra, Queensland Wind Orchestra, Queensland Philharmonia Orchestra, Ipswich City Orchestra, The Ady Ensemble, Kelvin Grove Wind Orchestra, Queensland Choir and Gold Coast Philharmonic orchestra.
Beginner Programs in Instrumental Music
Junior Singers Rehearsal Schedule – Term 4
Year 4 Beginner Band
St Aidan’s has an outstanding Classroom Music Program, and the introduction of Every Day Music from Kindergarten to Year 3 means that students are not only immersed in music, but that they are developing an independent and sophisticated understanding of essential musical skills and knowledge for the level. It is clear to the classroom and music teachers that students are reaching musical benchmarks early and with greater competence. In an attempt to ensure that students receive every opportunity to learn a musical instrument, the students in Year 4 are invited to again be part of the Beginner Band Program at St Aidan’s. Rotational times for the Beginner Band lessons are as follows:
All students are welcome to participate in the Music Ensembles on offer at St Aidan’s. Students need to have some proficiency on the instrument appropriate to the ensemble but all students are encouraged to sing in the choir! Any girl who is interested is encouraged to discuss their involvement with Dr Cuskelly email@example.com Ms Trott firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs Figliano email@example.com.
Music Support Group
The St Aidan’s Music Support Group, made up of parents, students and staff, provides vital support to the school’s young musicians through its fundraising endeavours and its smooth organisation of concerts and other music events. The group regularly purchases much-needed instruments, music and other equipment, and also helps support other activities such as music bursaries, workshops and overseas tours.
The support group relies on the goodwill of parents to help with catering, publicity, and fundraising which are vital to the seamless running of concerts throughout the year. The Music Support group meets for just an hour in the Science and Technology Building meeting room (SG02).
New members are not only most welcome, but also very much appreciated. Please feel free to contact the group’s president, Paula Hodge, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, or if you would be willing to volunteer but are unable to attend regular meetings.
Rehearsal Schedule for 2018
In order to assist parents and students in planning, please see the rehearsal schedule for 2018. This schedule has been prepared in consultation with the Head of Sport and every effort has been made to minimise clashes. However, please bear in mind that there are usually a minimum of 2 sports training scheduled in any week and should there be a clash between a music rehearsal (offered once a week only) and a sport training students are to attend the musical rehearsal on the set day and attend the alternative sports training on the other.
Weekly instrumental rehearsals are held in the CHC.
2018 Rehearsal Schedule
Full Size Cello - For Sale
A family in Sherwood has a full size cello for sale for $500. It comes with a spare set of strings (value $100), a hard case and some cello music. Please phone Richard & Sarah Smith 0418 794 825 / 0408 195 110.
Ensemble Volar (auditioned)
Chorale (Yrs 9-12)
Children Crossing (Yrs 6-8)
Junior Singers (Yrs 3-5)
Community Choir (Semester Two only)
Paganini Strings (AMEB Grade Five and above, auditioned)
Corelli Strings (Yrs 7-11)
Chamber String Ensembles: Volar Strings, Da Capo Strings, Allegro Strings, Arco Strings, Four Seasons Strings (auditioned)
Vivaldi Strings (Yrs 5-8)
Dolce Strings (Yrs 2-4)
Staccato Strings (Beginner Ensemble)
Year 1 and 2 Beginner Strings Program
Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Paganini Strings)
Symphonic Winds (AMEB Grade Three and above)
Con Brio Band (Yrs 7-9)
Chamber Winds (auditioned)
Charma Band (Yrs 5-7)
Percussion Ensemble (Yrs 5 and above)
Yr 4 Beginner Band Program
Yr 3 Beginner Band Program (Semester Two only)
Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Corelli Strings)
Semester 2, 2018 School Music Calendar
Changes and additions may be made to the Calendar. Updates are provided through the Newsletter.