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String Family Cooma Concert

The String Family will be performing in concert on Saturday 18th June 2:30pm at St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, purchase 136 Commissioner Street Cooma NSW 2630

This concert will be part of their Australia-wide tour. This exciting ensemble was the open section winner in last year’s Australian National Busking Championships in Cooma. Since then, page among many other awards, they have won the open section of the South East Queensland ANBC regional finals this year, which was held in Stanthorpe. They made such a huge impression in Stanthorpe that they have been invited back to perform in the “Snowflakes in Stanthorpe” Festival in July.
Tickets are available from Cooma School of Music:
Adults – $25
Concessions – $20 (including Students, Seniors Card Holders & SMAC Members)
Children – Free
Afternoon Tea will also be provided free of charge.
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The String Family will in the Cooma/Monaro/Snowy Mountains/Canberra region for most of June. They are available to perform for Weddings, House Concerts, School Workshops & Concerts, Restaurants, Private & Corporate Functions. For inquires regarding your special event call Sarah on 0415 424 855.
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The String Family Is Coming To The Snowies!

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I’m very happy to announce that The String Family is coming to Cooma/Snowy Mountains/Canberra region in June as part of their Australian Tour
Among many other awards, symptoms The String Family are the current Australian National Busking Champions.
They really are a talented and lovely family.
Their performances have been electrifying. And I have been amazed by the audience reaction to their music.
Sarah, sale the mother, medical is a concert violinist in her own right and has travelled around the world performing in all sorts of countries and venues as a  soloist as well as with various groups of musicians. Sarah’s plan now is to spend more time with her wonderful family and travel round Australia sharing their music.
If you hear of any performing opportunities, such as weddings, house concerts, dinner parties, private or corporate functions The String Family will be in the area from 5 to 30 June and they would be more than happy to perform.
Call Sarah on 0415 424 855 or email:
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New Inside Music Catalogue -OUT NOW!

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Cooma Music Competition 2016, now in its 11th year, will provide an opportunity for musicians of all ages and skills to perform and compete. We hope this competition will be as inclusive as possible. The competition will be open to all instruments and voice. Although the competition will be conducted by Cooma School of Music, all musicians are welcome to perform.

Entry is open to all.

Heats will comence at 12 noon on Sunday 24th July

A timetable of Heats and Competitors will be sent to all the participants before the day.

The winners of the heats will then be invited to perform in a Finals Concert that will then be held on the same day in the evening starting at 7pm. Time allowing, specially invited guests (non- competitors) will also be invited to perform in the Finals Concert.

Venue: St Pauls Anglican Church Hall, 136 Commissioner Street, Cooma NSW 2630

Performers for this concert will be drawn from the winners of the heats as well as invited guest performers.

photo 2015_peoples choiceThe major sections will be:

  1. Solo (unaccompanied or accompanied). Solos may be accompanied by a pianist or a guitarist, or other musician or CD backing track. Performers may organize their own accompanist or a piano accompanist will available at the hall if required. (However, please indicate on your entry form if you will need to be provided with an accompanist). CD backing tracks (“Play-along”) will be accepted by prior arrangement.
  2. Small Instrumental Ensembles-any instrumental combination up to and including 6 players.
  3. Large Instrumental Ensembles-any instrumental combination over 6 players.
  4. Vocal Groups-including small to large choirs.
  5. Rock Groups-includes all styles. (eg Country, Blues, Jazz, Alternative, etc)
  6. Original Composition – A Song or Instrumental Item-(any style)

Each major section will be subdivided into 3 age groups:

  1. Primary-primary school aged
  2. Secondary-secondary school aged
  3. Open

If there are not enough competitors in the younger age groups, younger players may be invited to compete in an older age group.

The Solos section will also be divided into types of instrument if possible.

10These instrumental sub-categories will be:

  • Piano/Keyboard
  • Classical Guitar
  • Modern Guitar (Steel string, acoustic or electric)
  • Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass)
  • Woodwind & Brass
  • Drums
  • Singing
  • Miscellaneous (any musical instruments not listed above. For example, harmonica, bagpipes, mandolin, banjo, harp, etc)
  • Original Composition (A song or instrumental item)

If there are not enough competitors in any of the heats , performers may be invited to compete in a heat of another instrumental sub-category.

All competitors will receive a Certificate of Participation. Winners of their heats will receive awards.

We will be happy to accept donations and assistance from businesses and individuals to make this competition possible.

We welcome any comments or advice that may help make this competition an exciting and useful event.


  • Narrawong Classical Guitar Award – Trophy & $200 in value
  • Peter de Jager Piano Prize – Trophy & $200 in value
  • Ron Cox Music Award _Vocal – Trophy & $100  in value
  • Snowy Monaro Arts Council Award – Certificate & $100  in value
  • Frank Scott Music Award _Woodwind, Brass or Drums – Trophy & $50  in value
  • Russell & Jackie Fox Music Award –Trophy & $50  in value
  • P D Murphy Strings Award_Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass – Trophy & $50  in value
  • The People’s Choice Award – Trophy & $100  in value

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Available from: Cooma School of Music

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Cooma, here NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938

Phil Horneman now teaching at Cooma School of Music

Musica da Camera – Canberra’s Premier String Orchestra will be performing in Cooma NSW.

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SUNDAY 15 MAY 2016 2.30 pm
St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall
136 Commissioner Street, gonorrhea Cooma NSW

Tickets: Adults $25; Concession $20; Children Free (includes a light afternoon tea)

Booking: Cooma School of Music, illness

  • Phone:  (02) 6452 6067
  • Email:


The conductor, traumatologist Rowan Harvey Martin, will direct a program of very listenable early 20th century music by European composers

Parry, C Hubert H (1848-1918)

An English Suite for String Orchestra, 1914

In the “High English” style, with moments of simple, melodic grace sandwiched between episodes of complexity and sophistication. Still incomplete at his death in 1918, this work was finished by his amanuensis.

Bloch, Ernest(1880-1959)  

Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra & Piano Obligato, 1924

Clearly constructed as a Concerto Grosso but incorporating traditional sounding melodies from his heritage. Surprising humour at times, and more than one swipe at JS Bach.

Respighi, Ottorino(1879-1936)

Ancient Airs and Dances (for Lute) Suite III. 1932.

Respighi’s characteristicly intricate reworking of old music to subtly exploit the capabilities of “modern” instruments.

Skalkottas, Nikos (1904-1949)

Five Greek Dances

Passionate, unquestionably Greek, dances for string orchestra.

Phil Horneman is now teaching music lessons at Cooma School of Music.

Phil Horneman is a qualified classroom music teacher with many years of experience teaching in public and private schools. As well as a fine instrumental teacher of Piano, Sildenafil
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Drums, Brass & Woodwind Phil is also an outstanding Concert Band Director and Choir Master.

For enquiries call Phil on:

(02) 6452 1255 or 0401 624 138
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Lucy Fisher – Singing Teacher

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Lucy Fisher – Voice Coach, cost Teacher of Voice

We’d like to welcome a new singing teacher to the area.
Introducing Lucy Fisher.
Lucy will be taking singing students at Cooma School of Music.
Contact her on:

  • 0418 669 446.
  • (02) 6458 2187


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Lucy began her singing career at a very young age, approved and at the age of 16 began performing jazz and top 40 songs in a few local venues. In her early 20’s she had a residency at a local jazz gig and also covered her ground well as a rock vocalist with Sydney bands. She has recorded 2 solo albums and has an award for her contribution to world music in 2004 for her song writing with Hillsong Music Australia.

For the past 32 years she has been a vocal teacher and coach, and is highly regarded for her effective teaching style, and restorative vocal health techniques. Lucy has performed to audiences from 25 people to 25,000, covering venues such as The Hordern Pavilion, the Sydney Entertainment Centre, and the Acer Area at the Olympic Park in N.S.W. She has also performed in the USA, UK, Europe and Asia.
She has also worked on TV commercials and stage productions, has been a vocal producer on many albums, and vocal director for 2 world tours with ACE.
Lucy currently ‘rocks the house’ as the lead vocalist with the Sydney band The Justice Bureau.