18 June 2018

Music Department

Instrumental Music 2016:

Over the last few weeks, emails were sent to a variety of family groups advising of the enrolment procedure for learning a musical instrument in 2016. Please note that the enrolment process is an online system that utilises Parent Connect logins. For new Scotch families without a Parent Connect login, an alternative weblink has been provided.

All 2016 Music Department information and enrolment links are available via Home.Scotch > Student > Music or directly at https://my.scotch.wa.edu.au/music.

I encourage everyone to take a moment to peruse the Music Department website as it has been recently updated, and contains a wide variety of information about Music at Scotch College in addition to enrolment processes. https://my.scotch.wa.edu.au/music

As this is the final edition of the Thistle for 2015, I would like to thank all the boys who have participated in the Music Programme this year. There have been many performances in a variety of settings and these concerts have been enthusiastically supported by parents and friends. The classroom programme has been steadily expanding and more and more boys are improving their analysis, aural and theory skills, along with composition and solo performance proficiencies. As we enjoy the final week of 2015, we look forward to the musical performances scheduled as part of the three Presentation Assemblies and Speech Night and know as classes conclude for the Christmas holidays, that everyone has performed to their very best.

Finally, my thanks to all the instrumental tutors and music staff who have worked with the boys this year. Everyone has worked tirelessly to create the best performances possible and I know that the music programme at Scotch College will continue to grow and develop in the years ahead. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work with so many talented musicians during my seven years as Head of Music and I wish everyone the very best for the future.

Many of the events listed above are supported by FOSM. If you would like to join the Friends of Scotch Music (FOSM) - a group of parents who enthusiastically support the work of boys and staff in the Music Department, the process is very straight forward via the FOSM email below. FOSM meets once or twice each term with all meetings beginning at 7.00pm. Meetings 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. The next FOSM Meeting is to be held Monday, 8 February 2016.

Contact Details

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

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.

Mr David Coughlan

Head of Music