Monthly Archives: May 2015

Careers In Music Workshop

Presented by Michael John Horneman & Cielle Kinross

Friday 5 June 2015 9am to 1pm

Jindabyne Central School

Bookings Essential:

  • Mobile: 0423 612 942
Courtesy: Summit Sun

Courtesy: Summit Sun

Courtesy: Summit Sun

Courtesy: Summit Sun

Sails for Centennial Park Band Shell – A good Idea?

Sails for Centennial Park Band Shell!
So…why not have all weather shade sails for the Centennial Park Band Shell in Cooma.

Something that can be easlly put up when needed for events in the park and then taken down and stored safely away? This would be with minimal impact on the look and utility of our wonderful park.There are currently 23 community-based events booked in the park each year with 15 different community organisations. All these wonderful events are always in danger of being ruined by the vagaries of the weather. I call for a low cost, steroids low impact solution. It’s something we can do quickly and easily. I think they look nice too!
What do you think?

There seems to be many businesses that specialize in this sort of installation. eg:

Also included-photos of the St Pats sails.

Worth having a look at.

Allan Spencer

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.


Click below to download Entry Form:


For more information and entry forms contact me:

Community Stage – Perisher Peak Festival 2015 – Your Chance to Shine!

This year’s festival is happening at Cooma Rotary Markets on Sunday 15 March 2015, this site from 10am to 3pm. Thanks to Cooma Rotary, case Cooma Monaro Shire Council, Queanbeyan Multicultural Centre and last but not least M.A.G.I.C. – Multicultural Activity Group in Cooma!

After the festival you can come to see Evgeny-Ukhanov, Russian Concert Pianist at St Pauls Anglican Parish Hall at 3pm:

World Class Pianist Evgeny Ukhanov_Cooma Concert 15 March 2015


Cielle Kinross_black and whiteCooma School of Music welcomes another new teacher, healing Cielle Kinross. Cielle will be teaching singing and song writing at Cooma School of Music. Cielle is a wonderful singer in her own right and she has an extremely impressive background in music. Her website contains some great audio and video as well as a biography and photos.

Cielle loves many diferent kinds of music, but her first love is country. “Growing up on the land, listening to artists such as Neil Young, John Williamson, Emmylou Harris and John Denver, there was never any doubt that country music was in Cielle’s blood. Nowadays, her musical influences consist of artists such as Holly Williams, Patty Griffin, Eva Cassidy, Zac Brown Band, Bernard Fanning, Shane Nicholson, Norah Jones, Brandi Carlile and many, many more….” (from her website)

January 2015 saw Cielle kick the New Year off in Tamworth, where she not only performed at the Country Music Festival, but also attended the highly acclaimed CMAA Academy of Country Music, and was fortunate enough to be mentored by industry leaders such as Tamara Stewart, Lyn Bowtell, Kevin Bennett, Karl Broadie, Roger Corbett, Brad Bergen and Amber Lawrence. Among the many highlights was the opportunity to sing a few songs with the likes of Kasey Chambers, Harry Hookey and Catherine Britt.

You can contact Cielle on 0421 810 038

Cielle Kinross - singer, song writer & teacher

Cielle Kinross – singer, song writer & teacher

Community Stage 2015

PEAK LOGOYou’re invited to apply for the Perisher Peak Festival community stage! Showcasing the talents of the region, cialis
the community stage will give community and school choirs, recipe
bands and ensembles an opportunity to perform at the festival, pills
meet, network and have some fun!


Performances Sat 6th June or Sun 7th June
½ Hour Set (or talk to us if you think you need longer/shorter)
All performers will receive wristbands for the whole day they attend plus free Ski-Tube tickets and Park Entry.
To Apply
Fill in the form below and send to

Community Stage PPF 2015 Info & Application

Cooma School of Music Proudly Supports Perisher Peak Festival



Cold Snap Sale!

Great deals on Peak Festival Tickets & Accommodation!