Cooma Music Competition – 21 June 2015

Hi Everyone, epilepsy

We’re getting very excited about our tenth annual Cooma Music Competition.

This year’s Competition will be held at St Pauls Anglican Parish Hall, phlebologist 136 Commissioner Street Cooma on Sunday 21st June. The Cooma Music Competition will be a chance for musicians of all ages, recipe styles and abilities to showcase their musical talents for trophies and prizes. All are welcome: solos, groups, instrumentalists and singers. Although Cooma School of Music (CSM) organizes this event every year, entry is open to all not just students of CSM.

vendulka 2006 to 2015 Past Cooma Music Competition Competitors-Where are they now?

Cooma School of Music, now celebrating its thirty-first year, has through this annual Cooma Music Competition given participating musicians encouragement and direction in their music studies. We feel that it has, in a small but tangible way,  been a positive influence on their future music careers.

These are some of the hundreds of musicians that have participated in the Cooma Music Competition over the last nine years.

Luke Tierney studied classical guitar and graduated from ANU School of Music with a Bachelor of Music Degree (BMus) , was head of the guitar department at Cranbrook School, Sydney, and now works as deputy director at the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music.

  • Ned McPhie graduated with a (BMus) from the Australian Insitute of Music (AIM) and then went on to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Screen Music at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Ned is currently working as a film music composer. He also performs regularly as a solo guitarist and in his folk-punk acoustic band “The Bottlers”.
  • Matthew Ventura is studying bassoon & flute at the ANU School of Music. He is a Wesley Music Scholar, member of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and soloist for the Canberra Youth Orchestra.
  • Emma Ventura, still at school, is teaching violin, viola and piano at Cooma School of Music.
  • Daniel Morassutti is now a drum teacher & professional drummer.
  • John Sutton, flautist, composer and teacher,  graduated with BMus(Hon) from Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in 2013.
  • Brodie Nossiter (Alias Brodie Buttons) studied music at the Southern Cross University. He now plays extensively in a folk music band “The Button Collective”.
  • Steve Nossiter (Brodie’s Dad) quit working as an electrician to study music at SAE Institute at Byron Bay and now works as a composer of film and ambient music.
  • Viki Parsons is a flute and vocal teacher. She graduated from the Australian Institute of Music and has just completed post graduate studies at the University of Sydney.
  • Saskia Tillers has played cello professionally in Australia, Europe and Asia.
  • Alisha Brady has gone on to study music at the University of Southern Queensland.
  • Owen Pearson is studying music composition and voice at the University of NSW.
  • Vendulka Wichta, Cooma’s X Factor girl, is enjoying a flourishing music career. She performs regularly in music festivals around Australia.
  • Hannah (Kit) Spencer studied the harp at ANU School of Music and graduated with a BMus(Hon). In the past year, she has been performing in Russia and Europe, and is now commencing a postgraduate Masters of Music degree in The Hague, Netherlands.


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