From the Head of Music, Chris Balkizas
Meet the Music 1 featuring Kate Miller-Heidke
Students in Years 11 and 12 attended the first of four concerts at the Sydney Opera House last Thursday. This series of concerts features three Australian female vocalists, Kate Miller-Heidke, Megan Washington and Katie Noonan along with the cartoonist, Michael Leunig in concert with the SSO.
Kate Miller-Heidke was the artist featured in the first concert which was conducted by Benjamin Northey and also featured Keir Nuttall on guitar. Kate is classically trained, however her style crosses many genres including contemporary pop, folk and opera. Her songs are stamped with witty humour and poignant insight. In her first collaboration with the SSO, she performed her most popular hits, favourites from recent albums, songs from The Rabbits, covers and some brand new songs, including Last Day on Earth, O Vertigo!, Sarah, and highlights from The Rabbits.
Music Camp,Week 2, Term 2
In term two, week two, Wednesday May 3 until Friday May 5, students who are members of school ensembles, choir, band, guitar ensemble, string ensemble jazz band and those who wish to join these ensembles may attend our yearly music camp at the Elanora Conference Centre, Elanora Heights, Sydney.
Apart from the intensive music program there are opportunities for recreation – a swimming pool, bush walks, volleyball and table tennis We have nearly reached our quota of students. If you are interested please download the application form and return it to the music department. Details about the venue can be viewed HERE.
The application form can be downloaded HERE.
European Music and Cultural Tour 2018
Expressions of interest for the European Music and Cultural Tour 2018 are still open.
For further information, please CLICK HERE
George Rummery Scholarship
George William Rummery was a student at Waverley whose life ended in tragic circumstances in 1982. At the time he was enrolled as a student in Year 8. George showed great interest in music and hence his family have bestowed on the College a Music Scholarship in his memory. Applications are open for the 2017 scholarship.
Applications close on Friday 31 March.
To apply, please CLICK HERE
Private Music Tuition
Students wishing to take up instrumental lessons will need to complete the Private Music Tuition form. For further information on private music tuition, including fees and the application process, please CLICK HERE.
- Fri Apr 7: College Band ANZAC Commemoration, Centenary Quadrangle, 1.30 pm.
- Tues Apr 25: WCCU Cadet Band and contingent march in the City.
- Wed 3 to Fri 5 May: Music Camp
- Sun 7 May: Choir and Brass Ensemble – May Procession
Waverley College Bands and Choir rehearsal schedule are available to download below.