3 April 2018

Music Department

It is important for musicians to gain inspiration and motivation from many different musical experiences. Being able to work with recognised professionals and visiting artists who are the leaders in their field is one of the most exciting opportunities for young musicians.

On Wednesday 22 June Drummer and Big Band leader, Mr John Morrison and award-winning jazz vocalist, Ms Jacki Cooper who are based in Sydney, will be visiting artists at Scotch College. They are passionate music educators and travel all over Australia to bring music into the lives of children and adults alike. John and Jacki are Jazz Musicians based in Sydney but perform and teach regularly in Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth. They will workshop and rehearse with the musicians from the Middle School and Senior School throughout the day. These workshops will culminate in performances during the 2016 Jazz Night on Friday 24 June. Tickets for the Jazz Night can be purchased via the Scotch College website www.scotch.wa.edu.au and clicking on the "Book a Scotch Event' icon.

Students studying string instruments at Scotch have been working with another prominent musician and OSC Mr Ashley Arbuckle. Ashley held many esteemed positions in the world of orchestral music including; concertmaster of WASO and co-leader of both the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. Scotch students have the privilege of working with Ashley in a number of workshops and rehearsals leading into the Con Brio concert early in Winter Term.

Important Dates:

Autumn Term

Week 9, Wednesday 22 June, John Morrison (Drummer/Band Leader) and Jacki Cooper (Vocalist) visiting artists

Week 9, Thursday 23 June, Combined Symphony Orchestra rehearsal, 7.00pm Dickinson Centre

Week 9, Friday 24 June, Music Department Jazz Night, 7.30pm Dickinson Centre

Winter Term

Week 1, Wednesday 27 July, Combined Symphony Orchestra rehearsal, 7.00pm Dickinson Centre

Week 2, Tuesday 2 August, Music Department Senior Recital and Upson Award, 6.30pm Dickinson Centre

Week 2, Thursday 4 August, Combined Symphony Orchestra rehearsal, 7.00pm Dickinson Centre

Week 2, Sunday 7 August, WA Schools' Jazz and Orchestra Festival

Week 3, Sunday 10 August, Con Brio Concert

Contact Details

The Instrumental Programme is administered by the Senior School Music Department and all queries should be directed to the Music Administrators, Julia Robinson (Monday to Wednesdays) and Donna Ranauro (Thursday and Fridays) via phone 9383 6841 or email music@scotch.wa.edu.au

Alternately, please contact Mr Tim Simpson, Acting Head of Music, via email TMSimpson@scotch.wa.edu.au or phone 9383 6824.

If you wish to become more involved in supporting the Music Department, please contact FOSM@scotch.wa.edu.au.

Mr Tim Simpson

Acting Head of Music