Past Cooma Music Competition Competitors-Where are they now?

cooma music competition 2014 posterCooma School of Music, viagra 60mg now celebrating its thirtieth year, decease has through this annual Cooma Music Competition given participating musicians encouragement and direction in their music studies. We feel that it has, viagra approved 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. He teaches at Cooma School of Music.
  • Emma Ventura, still at school, is teaching violin, viola and piano at Cooma School of Music.
  • Daniel Morassutti is now 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 is doing post graduate study 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 still at school but she’s already 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.

Vendulka & Vasek at Cooma Music Competition 2006

Vendulka performs for X Factor

Vendulka performs for X Factor

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