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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

Flamenco Workshop with Andrew Veivers was a great success

Gospel Project Final (1)Weekend Workshop & Performance, refractionist directed by Dan Scollay

Looking for an inspiring and uplifting way to spend a weekend?

Come and be a port of the Gospel Project Cooma, a weekend of gospel singing culminating in a performance of songs learnt over the weekend and supported by six piece band The Righty Mevelators- Cooma, 29th/30th March. To register phone 02 64935027 or email

What previous participants said:

“It was really well done in all respects, due in large part to Dan Scollay’s great expertise in leading a large group of people, having an excellent musical ear and a light, fun, joyful smile and approach.”

“I couldn’t imagine a more wonderful experience.”

“Fantastic uplifting weekend. Dan is an angel.”

“Dan’s skill in giving us all the right amount of attention, instruction and encouragement was really exceptional.”

“Thank you Dan for your fantastic direction, calmness, humour, expertise, talent…you have lifted my spirits!! Thank you!!”

For more information go to:

The Flamenco Workshop held at Belconnen Arts Centre was a great success on Sunday (16 March 2014). Andrew Veivers held an intensive 1 hour flamenco guitar workshop then we all joined the flamenco dances for a session.

Andrew is a Brisbane based flamenco guitarist. He has a wealth of knowledge as well as has being a fantastic performer and teacher.  He has produced several CDs, cheap
his latest CDs is “Departures” which he is currently touring around Australia.  Andrew has also published a wonderful book, symptoms
“The Rhythm Method” -An introduction to the rhythms and techniques of the Flamenco Guitar.

His book and CDs may be purchased directly from his website:


Sing Your Own Handel’s Messiah a musical triumph for Cooma & Young

Last Saturday, buy information pills Cooma’s Multifunction Centre was the venue for Cooma’s very own Sing Your Own Handel’s Messiah. This years event saw over one hundred singers come from Cooma, viagra sale Jindabyne, diagnosis Bombala, Young, Sydney, Canberra, the South Coast as well as Queensland to participate.

The singers included members of the public as well as choristers from Cooma Harmony Chorus, Monaro Youth Choir, and The Choir of the Southern Cross fromYoung Regional School of Music.The singers were given a full day of intensive training in a workshop, followed by a public performance at 4.00 pm.

The massed choir was accompanied by a twenty-three piece professional orchestra, The Australian Graduates Orchestra. The performance also featured four wonderful vocal soloists, Elizabeth Shearer, a soprano from Queensland, Ellen Malone, an alto from Sydney, Robert Shearer, a tenor from Cooma and Mark Brooker, a bass from Young.

Rodney Clancy, and his wife, Julia (who played viola in the orchestra) organised the whole event. Rodney directed the all day workshop as well as conducted the afternoon performance. An audience of close to one hundred was enthralled by the beauty and majesty of this much loved work and of course the exciting and dynamic performances given by all these wonderful musicians. The whole event was a tribute to all evolved especially, Rodney, who gave a marathon effort.

On Sunday, the very next day, the entire Sing Your Own Handel’s Messiah, workshop and concert, was repeated in Young at their town hall by the same ensemble of enthusiastic musicians. This repeat performance was very much apreciated by an audience of close to two hundred people. It was, needless to say, a huge musical weekend for all these dedicated performers.

In the near future, Rodney Clancy has great plans through his Clancy Music Productions to tour these sorts of “mega-musical events” all over country NSW and eventually Australia. He plans, however, to keep Cooma the centre of his expanding operations.

Deep Blue Winter Experience

buy information pills sans-serif;”>Deep Blue winter workshop/performance is for string playing children from year 5 on. Deep Blue were finalists on Australia’s Got Talent. They are a troupe of young people who play string instruments and have conducted workshops across Australia. They will come down from Queensland to give a five day workshop where children learn to put on their own show on the final day. They do stunt workshops. They learn how to operate and use sampling devices using sound effects. They learn improvisation, global burden of disease composition and production planning including lighting, projections, costuming, speaking/audience banter, movement, choreography. I have around 15 but we need 15 more certain children if it is going to be viable for them to come down. We are looking at the Station Resort as a possible venue or maybe the Multifunction Centre in Cooma. Workshops would be during school hours on June 6,7 and 8 with 2 more workshop days on the Saturday and Sunday June 9 and 10 of the long weekend. The week will culminate in a performance for the public. The cost will be $450 per student.

For more information look on their website – or see their performances on YouTube.


Any interested students will need to contact me on my home or mobile before the end of the month and I will send them registration information.



Mary-Anne Simpson

Ph: 6457 1594

Mob: 0402 455 636


ORCHESTRA4U – 23-28 January 2012 Clancy Music Productions

The beautiful waters of Lake Jindabyne

Sunday 11th December – the Official Opening of the new outdoor stage at the Claypits in Jindabyne will be at 3pm.

  • The ‘Carols in the Park’ will be on at 7.45pm.
  • In between 3.30pm and 7.30pm there will be entertainment on stage provided by ALL local young musicians, view dancers and actors.  The evening will culminate in Fireworks at approximately 9.15pm.
  • Food and drinks for sale.
  • BYO chair, denture rug, picnic.


Jindabyne at dusk

Orchestra4U aims to provide the opportunity for regional musicians to experience playing in a large orchestra. The program aims to inspire musicians to pursue a musical career through practical musical experiences. Participants do not have to audition, order can be of any age, cialis 40mg
and also of limited experience and or ability. Orchestra4U is exactly that – an orchestra for you!

  • 23-28 January 2012
  • 6 Day Program
  • Festival for Instrumentalists
  • ANU School og Music

Click Here for more information and “Sign Up Form”.

Contact Rodney Clancy: Mob: 0408 488 749

Woodwind Workshop by Sax Summit – Friday 11 February

The Sax Summit, discount rx is giving a Woodwind Workshop in Cooma on Friday 11 February for the Cooma School of Music.

The workshop will be held at St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall. (Commisioner Street, store Cooma)
The workshop will be  flexible in nature with the workshop being conducted by the 5 members of the group. The structure of the afternoon will depend mostly on numbers and skill levels of the students. However, the overall program for the workshop would be something like this:

3.30-4.00- Everyone will play a small tune to break the ice then open the floor to any students/ensembles that want to perform in an open masterclass setting. This might be good for older students or some of the really keen kids who want to play for of everyone.

4.00- 5.15- Break into smaller groups to workshop a piece. This can be done on an instrument basis or on a skill level basis depending on numbers.

5.30- 6.00- Performances of the ‘workshopped’ piece then open question time and  close with everyone  playing another tune together.

Entry Fees: $10 per participant

All enquiries:

Cooma School of Music, Shop 2 Parkview Arcade 123 Sharp Street, Cooma NSW 2630

Ph: (02) 6452 6067

Fax: (02) 6452 4938


The Sax Summit will then be performing at Rose’s Restaurant for a Dinner Music Show.

(Click on “ENTRY FORM” thumbnail for a printable form.)

Flamenco Guitar Workshop – Sunday 13 February

Presented by Canberra Classical Guitar Society

The Rhythm Method Tour – Rhythm Workshop

When: Sunday, viagra order
13 Feb, website

Where: Vercoe Room, Wesley Uniting Church, National Circuit, Forrest, ACT.

Cost: Free to Guitar Society members.  Non-members $25.  (Non-members only please book by calling 0403 640 669).

This workshop will be presented as part of the 13 February meeting of Canberra Classical Guitar Society.  The workshop will be held from 4-6pm, following ensemble rehearsal that will start at 2:30pm.

Guitar Society members can attend the workshop for free.  Non-members can attend for $25 – book by or phoning 0403 640 669.

Additional information about the workshop and Rhythm Method can be found at

Music Industry And Songwriting/Arranging Workshop for local youth September 29, Jindabyne

Title: Canberra Concerto Orchestra – Wednesday 22 September
Location: Albert Hall, sick Commonwealth Ave Canberra
Description: The Canberra Concerto Orchestra presents

Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2010-09-22
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Title: Canberra Concerto Orchestra – Wednesday 22 September
Location: Albert Hall, information pills
Commonwealth Ave Canberra
Description: The Canberra Concerto Orchestra presents

Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2010-09-22
Title: Music Industry And Songwriting/Arranging Workshop for local youth September 29, Hepatitis

 The Deckchairs September 29, Jindabyne

The Deckchairs September 29, Jindabyne

Location: Jindabyne Memorial Hall
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Date: 2010-09-29

In 2007 four young men from very different backgrounds met while studying music in Brisbane. They formed a band called The Deckchairs and in 2008 released their first EP SOME STRANGERS SHIP.

With reviews such as “exhilarating, uplifting and addictive” (TheDwarf,com) The Deckchairs were off and running.

2010 has seen the release of their second album UR, a Canadian festival tour, and a Contemporary Music Touring Grant from the Australian Government for a 23 gig tour from Jindabyne to Cairns.

As part of this grant The Deckchairs are running a two hour workshop for local youth aspiring to a future in the music industry. The workshop will be held at Jindabyne Memorial Hall on the afternoon of Wednesday 29th September.

The Deckchairs are playing a gig at the hall later that evening and are offering one or two local youth bands the opportunity of playing support to an established band.

Interested participants should contact Heidi Kunz, Cultural Development Officer, South East Arts Region on 6451 1104 to register for the workshop.

Composition Workshop by Joshua McHugh & Friends, 2 May 2010

Joshua McHugh, composer, singer, pianists and musical director

Location: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, Commissioner Street, Cooma
Description: Composition workshop by Joshua McHugh and students of the ANU School of Music.
A specially designed programme for year 7 to 12 students & general public. Includes a 3 hour workshop during the afternoon and a Concert in the evening.
“Hands on” & inspirational.
Presented by the ANU & Cooma School of Music.
With the kind support of SEAR.
Bookings essential: (02) 6452 6067
Start Time: 2.00 pm
Date: Sunday 2 May 2010

About Joshua McHugh:

Joshua McHugh is a pianist, composer, singer and music teacher, currently undertaking his fourth year majoring as a classical voice student at the ANU School of Music. His portfolio of works include three publications, various chamber works, the score for a film titled “No Junk Mail” and a song cycle; the latter having premiered mid last year at Wesley Music Centre. His first opera is inspired by the voices of fellow students and their vocal capacity and shape the artistic cast of “Grimm and the Blue Crown Owl”.

Joshua McHugh's opera, "Grimm and the Blue Crown Owl" was performed last year in Canberra to much critical acclaim and sell-out audiences.

Joshua McHugh's opera, "Grimm and the Blue Crown Owl" was performed last year in Canberra to much critical acclaim and sell-out audiences.