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Young Music Society “Try An Instrument Day”

What a great event to motivate kids to learn an instrument by letting them blow, scratch , bash, touch and feel nearly all the instruments of the orchestra plus more. The day was a great success after all the hard …



YMS Summer Music School 2017

Thank you to the amazing 40 staff and 338 students who all gave so much toward making the 48th Annual Young Music Society Summer Music School a great success. Although the temperatures soared there was a great sense of co-operation, …



Munro’s Place

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I can’t believe it has been 21 years since Jane Greenwood wrote the beautiful words which I was privilidged to set to music. And here is it is masterfully spoken by Jane and played by my two very great friends, …



YMS Belco50 Community Choir

Thank you to the wonderful singers of the YMS Belco50 Community Choir for a moving performance. Your voices built up a fitting climax to the burning of the bird. Looking forward to our next venture together – soon.

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Congratulations Radford College Chorale! Sept. 2016

Congratulations to the wonderful singers of the Radford College Chorale last Friday for taking out the Platinum Award at the Australian National Eisteddfod Under 20s Open Section. You guys make me proud….sometimes 🙂 Congratulations also to the Radford Camerata who …



Saint Angelo Choral Festival, Bandung, Indonesia, August 2016

Thank you to Roni Sugiarto and his dedicated team of singers for mounting such a wonderful, well organised event that linked singers from all over Indonesia in song. The choirs were fabulous, the food delicious and the many friendships that …



Young Music Society Winter Music School 2016

WOW! What a great week was had at the Winter Music School. Excellent staff, excellent student and excellent learning in a fun and creative environment. Thankyou Jim Sharrock, Kimberley Steele, Sally Whitwell and Heather Percy for sharing your amazing talents …



KMEIA Workshops, 2016

Thankyou to the great KMEIA team led by Catherine Findlayson, who invited me to give workshops in Canberra last Saturday. It was great to see such a good turnout on such a blustery, cold and overcast day.  I hope the …



Musica Viva in Schools Teachers Forum May 2016

It was great to meet and share some ideas with the 75+ teachers who rolled up to the first Musica Viva Teachers Forum for the year. Much fun was had by all and I think from the reactions I have …



Young Music Society Autumn Music School 2017

Over the April school holidays the Young Music Society in Canberra ran its inaugural Autmn Music School. The school was the first big project that I undertook in my role as Artistic Director/Manager of the society and by all accounts …