Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Young Musicians Programme students and famous musicians

NZSM Young Musicians Programme students work with famous musicians

Well-known musicians Gareth Farr and Gillian Ansell are two of the special guest teachers that will be part of the Open Day for the NZSM’s Young Musicians Programme (YMP) which runs this Saturday, 24 May from 10am – 5pm at the Mt Cook NZSM Campus.

The YMP Open Day is an opportunity for prospective students and interested families and teachers to come and observe YMP classes in action. In many cases, prospective students may be able to participate in YMP classes that day. Some YMP students will also be available to take visitors around the classes and answer questions.

New Zealand composer Gareth Farr is an alumnus of Victoria University and has been involved with teaching and research for composition and Balinese gamelan at the School. At the Open Day, Gareth will be attending the rehearsal between 2-3pm of YMP chamber music students performing his piece Dua Lagu, which was commissioned by former YMP piano class tutor Judith Clark, who passed away in February.

Gillian Ansell is an Associate Professor at NZSM, a member of IRMTNZ and violist with the New Zealand String Quartet, the NZSM’s quartet in residence. At this Open Day, she will be coaching two senior chamber music groups during the YMP string classes: 1 -3pm and 3 – 5pm – groups that are rehearsing for the NZCT chamber music contest in early June.

YMP Coordinator Shannon Digby explains “We are very lucky that Gillian and Gareth could make space in their busy schedules for us this YMP Open Day. Thanks to generous sponsorship, the YMP has incredibly low fees, scholarship options AND students get access to amazing tutors as well as to NZSM resources, masterclasses from NZSM staff and student rates (usually free) to NZSM concerts and masterclasses given by national and international visiting artists.”

The NZSM Young Musicians Programme (YMP) is part of the School’s commitment to share its internationally acclaimed staff, its music education values, and its high quality facilities and resources with pre-tertiary students.

“We have a lot of fun here and it is really inspiring to see how the students are developing personally, as well as developing their musical skills,” Ms Digby continues. “We still have some spaces in YMP classes to fill in 2014. Whether students have heard of us for the first time or not, we are welcoming enquiries for 2014 and 2015 now.”

The YMP currently still has a limited amount of spaces for:
• bass players (jazz 10am – 2pm on Saturdays)
• singers (jazz with Tessa Quayle and singing in front of a band 10am – 2pm or classical with Linden Loader noon – 2pm)
• string players (junior string class 1 – 2pm or senior string class 1 – 3pm with NZSO and Orchestra Wellington players Simeon Broom, Blythe Press and Margaret Guldborg, chamber music with similar tutors)
• junior pianists (8 – 12 years old, grade III – V level for junior piano class with Catherine McKay time TBA beginning on July 26)
• woodwind players (woodwind class 2 – 3pm with Mary Scott)
• guitarists (YMP large guitar ensemble 3 – 5pm begins on July 26 with Owen Moriarty)
• those who could do with help with theory and aural skills (KAT classes currently at 1pm or 2pm with Anton Killin)

Most YMP students are aged between 8 – 19 years old. They can already play their instruments, sing or compose with some confidence for their age. Students join YMP to extend themselves; to broaden and enrich the experience they are already getting from their private teachers and school music.

Guest tutors to the YMP in the last year include: Reuben Bradley, Mark Donlon, John Psathas, Jian Liu, Jane Curry, Inbal Meggido, Martin Riseley, Rodger Fox, Douglas Mews, John Rae, Geoffrey Coker, Roger Wilson, Margaret Medlyn, Rachel Thompson, Richard Greager, Julie Coulson and Robert Oliver.

“If you are unable to get to this YMP Open Day, there are further opportunities to see what we do at our free mid-year or end-of-year concerts in June or September,” says Ms Digby. “These are in calendars on our website and are advertised in the DawnChorus e-newsletter. Alternatively you could contact me to find another time to visit.”

For more information contact ymp@nzsm.ac.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Eddie Izzard: UK Comedy Legend Returns

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon... February 2015, Eddie Izzard will bring his massive FORCE MAJEURE world tour to New Zealand with tickets going on sale at 10am on Tuesday 28th October. More>>

Festival Starts 28 Oct: Improv Fest Makes Up New Show

For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity ... More>>

NZ Music Awards Finalists: Lorde, Sol3 Mio Top 2014 Tuis Charge

Lorde has taken the music world by storm during the past year and she co-leads the 2014 Tui charge with five finalist spots. Joining her is newcomer family opera trio, Sol3 Mio. They are followed closely by Ladi6 and David Dallas, both up for four awards each. More>>

From 'Luther' Creator: Major New Zealand Crime Series For BBC

Libertine Pictures and writer Neil Cross have teamed up with leading international TV producer Carnival Films to develop a major new crime series set in Rotorua. Libertine will develop the contemporary drama series with Carnival, producer of internationally-acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey, for the BBC. More>>

ALSO:

Family Statement: Death Of Ewen Gilmour

“Ewen was a much loved and cherished member of our family, he was a larger than life character and by his very nature was kind, generous and always giving of his time to those who asked for his help." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Line-Up Announced

Traversing seven cities and three countries, the festival has well and truly settled into its home in each state. From the grassy knolls and towering silos at home in Auckland, to the sparkling backdrop of the Maribyrnong... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news