Composer of the Week  – Moving Classics TV

We would like to acknowledge Mr Cameron Speirs, a  Piano instrumental Teacher here at Mount Waverley Secondary College.  Cameron will be featured as ‘composer of the week’ on the channel from Friday 25/5/18.   Congratulations Cameron, this is exciting news!

A video performance of Cameron’s Prelude in C for piano will be featured performed by Russian concert pianist – Anna Sutyagina, and can be viewed by clicking onto the moving classics link above, as well as full details of Cameron’s interview.  

VCE recitals

Over the past 2 weeks the Unit 1 and  Unit 3 Music Recitals have taken place. With students playing advanced repertoire, both classes featured students across a range of instruments. These recitals are enjoyed by an audience of friends, family and teachers who come along to enjoy the music and support the students involved. Each students is marked by a panel of music examiners, made up of members of the MWSC Music Faculty to give them feedback on their performance.

Congratulations to the students on their performances, and thank you to all of the MWSC school community to came along listen.

Lunchtime Concerts

The Music Leaders Committee, made up of selected music students Years 9 -12 hosted their first Lunchtime Concert in the Fishbowl at the Senior Campus. Featuring, Year 12 soloists, Julian (vocals) and Georgina (guitar) as well as Jazz Group “You’re Out of the Band”, the students enjoyed playing to a support audience. The music committee intend to host these events throughout the year to promote more performance opportunities for out musicians at the college.

Upcoming Soiree concerts – Get your tickets 

Each year the college hosts two Soiree Concerts that feature small groups and soloists from Year 7-12.  Please see the details below and come along (Note: only selected students are performing at this concert. Students performing will be notified by their instrumental teachers and parents will receive permission and further information through Compass)

Date/s:             19  June (Percussion/Brass/Woodwind Students) at 7pm

                            21  June ( Strings/Piano/Guitar/Vocal Students) at 7pm

Venue:             Ashwood High School, Performing Arts Centre
                           50 Vannam Drive, Ashwood

Cost:                $5 – Purchase tickets via trybooking link: MWSC Soiree Concerts

Everyone is welcome. Hope to see you all there.   

Mrs Tijtje Keatley
Music Director

On Tuesday 22 May some of our music students took part in the North Eastern Region Youth Concert.  It was a fantastic performance held at one of Melbourne’s best concert venues – Hamer Hall.  Our students took part in the Rookie Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Winds and the Symphony Orchestra.

I had the privilege of managing the Concert Band this year and I loved witnessing the students camaraderie and success over the rehearsal and performance period.  Special thanks to Mr Joseph Yu and Ms Melissa Knowles for assisting in tutoring and performance.

Ms Alahana Somerville
Head of Woodwind
Classroom & Instrumental Teacher