18 June 2018


The Music Department holds a variety of performances for the Scotch College community throughout the year plus events for Scotch College boys and the girls from PLC who participate in Combined Ensembles. Information about upcoming events and contact details are outlined below - A more detailed version of the Music Department's Newsletter can be found by following this link.


On Thursday, 11 April, at 7pm in the Dickinson Centre, the Music Department is presenting the 2013 Senior Summer Concert.

This concert is the culmination of work begun by the senior ensembles in October 2012, and it is developing into a wonderful showcase of the musical talents of our senior boys. Big Band One will perform some of the music that will be presented in Mt Gambier when they participate in the Generations in Jazz Festival at the beginning of May. The Senior Summer Concert is also a great way to hear the result of weeks of hard work by the boys and their ensemble directors. The concert begins with the two Combined Scotch College and PLC ensembles that have been rehearsing at different times outside the traditional school day during the semester - The Combined Symphony Orchestra and the Combined Vocal Ensemble.

The Senior Summer Concert is a free event and is followed by a supper provided by the families of the performers and coordinated by the Friends of Scotch Music Parents Support Group (FOSM). More information about FOSM can be found at the end of this newsletter.

Music Scholarships for 2013

Music scholarships to the value of free tuition at the School in one musical instrument are offered to boys entering Years 7 in 2014. The scholarship does not cover the hire of an instrument or other associated charges. Scholarships may be held for up to five years, but the continuation from year to year will be subject to an annual review of the boys' progress and attitude. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of performance on a particular instrument and understanding of the music performed in an audition. Information on Music Scholarships can be obtained by contacting Music Administration music@scotch.wa.edu.au or by looking online at the Music Deparment website - details below.

Friends of Scotch Music (FOSM) a group of parents who enthusiastically support the work of boys and staff in the Music Department is meeting on the following dates throughout the year. 13 May, 17 June, 29 July, 21 October. All meetings begin at 7.00pm, go for approximately one hour, and are held in the Senior School Music Room with everyone welcome. Please consider becoming involved in the FOSM Parent Support group as an excellent way to support your son and the Music Programme at Scotch College.

Finally, the music for the remaining Senior School Assemblies for this term will be provided by the full Senior Concert Band with assembly rehearsals continuing as usual on Friday mornings from 7.30am. These rehearsals provide an excellent opportunity to not only work on assembly music, but also repertoire for the Summer Concert.

Contact Details

Music Department's information such as Instrumental Music Timetables, Upcoming Events and Classroom Materials, can be found at; https://ishare.scotch.wa.edu.au/groups/thevmdthevirtualmusicdepartment (Please use your Scotch Parent login.) The Music Department Handbook 2013 can be accessed at the following web address; http://www.scotch.wa.edu.au/view/senior-arts/senior-music.

The Instrumental Programme is administered by the Senior School Music Department and all queries should be directed to the Music Administrator (9383 6841) music@scotch.wa.edu.au

All Music Department contact details may be found at the following address: https://ishare.scotch.wa.edu.au/groups/thevmdthevirtualmusicdepartment

Alternately, please contact Mr David Coughlan, Head of Music, via email DGCoughlan@scotch.wa.edu.au or phone 9383 6842.

If you wish to become more involved in supporting the Music Department by receiving information about the work of FOSM, please contact FOSM@scotch.wa.edu.au.