The new senior Music syllabus allows our students to engage in performance, composition and musicology. This is a rewarding experience for the girls as they are able to apply their knowledge and skills across the three dimensions of music. In composition, girls are asked to create their own work, or significantly rearrange existing repertoire applying their understanding of compositional devices.
This week, Year 12 student, Hannah Waterfall was able to work on her composition with the support of a live chamber ensemble. Hannah’s composition titled, Journey, was written for Chamber String Ensemble and piano and was recorded with members of staff and students. It was a rewarding experience for all, working with the composer of a piece and for Hannah to edit her work on the spot with responsive musicians.
A big thank you to staff and students involved in bringing this piece to life: Genevieve Dean and Chelsea Armstrong (Violin), Mrs Tonia Paroz and Gabby Kleidon (Viola), Emma Anderson and Mrs Vicki Bravery (cello), Louise Anderson (double bass) and Mrs Lorraine Fuller (Piano).
The Glennie School has a long tradition of high achievement in composition. Applications for the Harley Mead Memorial Award for Excellence in Composition will open in Term 2. All Senior students looking to apply should keep an eye on notices for submission requirements.
Mrs Jayne Davidson
Director of Performance - Middle and Senior Years
Acting Head of Department - The Arts
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