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GO TO EVENT
Our end of year Music Contemporary Showcase!
GO TO EVENT
Date: June 7th
Venue: Excelsia College – 69-71 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113
The Excelsia College music program is holding an information evening on Tuesday June 7th, 2016 and we encourage you to come and find out more about one of Australia’s leading Christian learning communities where high-level music making for the 21st Century is combined with a Christian world-view. Music students at Excelsia College are exposed to a flourishing arts community with actors, stage managers, sound technicians, directors, conductors and composers. You get to study with Australia’s leading vocal and instrumental teachers and work in partnership with them and other professional musicians to make music.
Lecturers and current students will be ready to answer all your questions about the recently re-accredited Bachelor of Music and Master of Music and their experience of teaching and studying at Excelsia College.We also offer intensive and on-line subjects at the Master’s level and at the information night you can explore which options suit a busy lifestyle.
We look forward to seeing you on June 7th.
TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST CLICK HERE
Don’t stay at home on a Saturday night! Come and discover the musical treasure that is contemporary performance at Excelsia College. We showcase the collective creativity of our dynamic and energetic students as part of the Autumn Music Festival. If you like your music with a groove then don’t miss this concert.
In 2015 Excelsia students in partnership with Ian Pav from PavMusic recorded and produced an EP. As part of the Excelsia College Autumn music festival we are holding a launch party. Featuring live performances, great hospitality and lots of fun.
Wednesday evening classical showcase at Excelsia is a great chance to get your culture shot for the week. Our virtuosic classical performers will charm you with an evening of music ranging from Bach to symphonic metal. And while we take our classical music seriously at Excelsia we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Come and enjoy an entertaining and humorous classical evening as part of the Excelsia Autumn music festival.
Performers of contemporary repertoire need solid and appropriate technique to support their artistic choices. They need to be able to create brilliant effects without compromising the authenticity and personal resonance of their work. In a masterclass format, Excelsia performance teachers David Holmes and Clare Heuston interact with young singers and guitarists, critiquing the work and suggesting technical and musical strategies to help them craft performances that will electrify their audiences.
Book your spot in the Guitar and Vocal Workshop and receive a FREE Ticket to the music showcase!
You can look forward to:
– Students and emerging artists trying out new repertoire
– Experienced coaches exploring the structure and significance of the pieces chosen
– Excelsia’s collaborative studio teaching methods in action with guitarists and singers across a variety of styles
– Join us for Q&A and complimentary dinner following the workshop
The Wesley Institute Choir has something extra to sing about at this weekend’s concert presented by the Strathfield Symphony Orchestra, having just forged a partnership for the establishment of the first global Christian University in Australia.
The 40-strong Wesley Institute Choir will take to the stage for one of their most anticipated performances of the year, buoyed by the news that the Institute is soon to be called Excelsia College and will shortly be seeking status as an Australian University College and eventually Australian University.
The vision to be the foundation for the first global Christian University in Australia is shared with partner Indiana Wesleyan University. Wesley Institute at Drummoyne will be renamed Excelsia College from January 2015, and later in the year will relocate to new premises more fitting to the ultimate vision – a campus which allows expansion of course offerings, academic staff and student numbers to build on a 31 year history of providing Christ-centred education.
“From the choir’s perspective the timing is spectacular – members now have even greater reason to sing like angels at the event on 6-7 September – the joy, excitement and gratitude for the recent news is sure to be palpable in their performance,” said the Institute’s chief executive, Dr Greg Rough.
Dr Muramatsu, who is the Wesley Institute Choir Conductor and also the Music Director of the Strathfield Symphony Orchestra, said this year’s performance will have special significance.
“I’ve travelled the world with the Wesley Institute Choir, but being able to perform in our local area will be a genuine pleasure as we know many in the audience are now likely to be part of our future.”
The Wesley Institute Choir has participated in a variety of community events throughout Sydney since its inception, including at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. The Choir has also toured interstate and internationally, including to a number of countries in both Europe and Asia, and was awarded first prize in the 2007 International Youth Choral Competition; and the second prize in 2011 in the same competition.
Strathfield Symphony Orchestra’s concert will be held on Saturday 6 September at 7pm and Sunday 7 September at 2:30pm at Strathfield Town Hall.
Bachelor of Music alumni Ben Tan and Neil Burmester are part of the Pop Punk band ‘This Sanctuary,’ which recently performed at the Java Rockin’land Festival, playing alongside bands such as ‘Sixpence none the richer’, ‘Suicidal Tendencies’, ‘Last Dinosaurs’ and ‘Hellogoodbye’.
‘This Sanctuary’ has a distinct sharp sound. Some of the alternate influences of the band are displayed in 30 seconds to Mars, Paramore and Fall out Boy.
One of the main reasons Neil chose to study at Wesley Institute was simply the idea of studying music full time. A lover of music, Neil needed no further convincing.
Studying at a Christian creative arts college offered further highlights. “The opportunity to travel through choir tours and biblical study tours whilst studying was amazing and remains a highlight for me whilst studying at Wesley Institute,” said Neil.