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Hosted by Santa Sabina

Date: Monday, 24 July 2017 or Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Time: 9:00am-2:30pm
Place: Santa Sabina College, Strathfield
Price: $55


2017 Materials

Click here to download the 2017 Education Kit

Click here to listen to Richard Grantham Debugeti from The Lyrebird in my Piano

Click here Lisa Cheney No Distant Place

Click here to listen to Stravinsky The Soldier’s Tale

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Following a successful inaugural seminar in 2015 and a gigantic 2016 seminar, Richard Gill, Karen Carey and Andrew Batt-Rawden team up again to deliver another astounding compositional development experience for high school Music 1 and Music 2 students in years 8, 9, 10 and 11 with a choice of either Monday 24 July 2017, or Tuesday 25 July 2017. The workshop will run from 9am to 2:30pm.

The day has three core components:

– workshop/analysis of students’ works
– analysis of two Australian works and one repertoire piece;

Igor Stravinsky; The Soldier’s Tale  (Trio version – 1920)
Richard Grantham; The Lyrebird in my Piano  (2014)
Lisa Cheney; No Distant Place  (2015)

– a performance and discussion other repertoire commissioned by Plexus, by both international and local composers.

A kit will be distributed on the day that includes; all student scores being played through, an educational guide to Stefan Cassomenos’ work, scores of other works being performed and a guide to approaching their analysis.

PLEXUS: Stefan Cassomenos (piano), Monica Curro (violin) and Philip Arkinstall (clarinet)

Students are invited to submit a work that is no longer than a minute of a piece for the trio, clarinet (including bass), violin and piano.

PDFs of scores may be emailed to [email protected]

Scores must be received by June 23, 2017.

We will give broad analysis/pointers on as many works submitted as possible (there will by the necessity of time be a limit to how many works we can get through). All scores being played through in the workshop are published in a booklet that is handed out to all students attending on the day. This encourages students to learn from, and be inspired by, each others’ scores.

In addition to workshopping the students’ music, we will also give an in depth analysis of one of Stefan Cassomenos’ works (details of exact repertoire will be sent prior to Term 1, 2017).

Any questions, please contact Andrew at [email protected]

About the Organisers

Richard Gill OAM – esteemed conductor and music educator, music director of Sydney Chamber Choir. Credits include director of Victorian Opera, conductor of Sydney Symphony Discovery, worked with all major Australian orchestras.

Karen Carey – famous for her work at MLC school which presented nine biennial Opera House concerts featuring commissioned works. She was the subject of the film Mrs Carey’s Concert that raised her fame nationally. She is a recognised music education leader.

Andrew Batt-Rawden – contemporary artist. He is the inaugural Composer-in-Residence in Gallop House in Perth. He has curated for Vivid at Seymour, Bellingen Music Festival and is a former lecturer in music festivals and events management at University of Sydney. He is a director of Chronology Arts, and the director of Arts Illuminated (publisher of Limelight Magazine).


We would like to gratefully acknolwedge the support of:

Santa Sabina College


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