Welcome to the Instrumental Music Program at MGC!
Firstly I would like to thank Anne Corry for her wonderful leadership and passion towards building the Instrumental Music Program at MGC. I will be taking on this role in 2020 so please direct all queries to me.
Instrumental Music Leader
Let me introduce our instrumental teachers:
Voice (Contemporary and Classical)
Ellyce Calder (Mondays and Tuesdays, Studio 4)
Susan De Jong (Mondays and Thursdays, Studio 6) firstname.lastname@example.org
Violin and Viola-Studio 7
Les Gyori (Tuesdays)
Cello, Piano and Classroom Music-Studio 1
Woodwinds and Brass-Studio 7
Tony Hicks (Mondays and Wednesdays)
Guitar, Bass Guitar-Studio 1
Andy Clarke ( Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Drumkit & Percussion-Studio 5
Nicholas Milosevic (Thursdays)
Pedal Cinema-Musicians wanted for Open Mic Sessions prior to screening of The Lorax on Friday, 28th February
If you are interested in volunteering to perform please e-mail Ms Chin. email@example.com
Important Calendar Dates
Pedal Power Cinema in February
Music Camp (17 – 19 April)
Evening Soirees & Showcases (see school calendar)
House Production in August
Victorian School Music Festival (VSMF)
Aus ACA A’Capella Championships
Evening Soirees & Showcases
Presentation Night 24th November
Ensembles at MGC
MGC Orchestra: Leader- Tony Hicks
The MGC Orchestra is open to all students within the school, not just those involved in lessons at MGC. The orchestra plays a range of genres including contemporary popular, rock, jazz, blues as well as an emphasis on improvisation. We are always open to student suggestions for new repertoire. It is expected that students involved in lessons at MGC will actively participate in the MGC Orchestra. There are several performance opportunities throughout the year, including our school musical and/or Generations in Jazz, Music Camp, assemblies and soirees. Students must understand that it is a yearlong commitment they make in joining the MGC Orchestra. MGC Orchestra meets every Wednesday morning at 7.45am in the Music Room. New members are welcome throughout the year. All welcome.
MGC Senior String Quartet: Leader- Wen Chin
The MGC Senior String Quartet is an auditioned ensemble who rehearse every Friday lunchtime. They perform at our music camp, assemblies, string soirees and Presentation Night. Students must understand that it is a yearlong commitment they make in joining the MGC Senior String Quartet.
Junior String Ensemble: Leader-Wen Chin & Les Gyori
The MGC String Ensemble is open to all students within the school, not just those involved in lessons at MGC. They perform at our music camp, string soirees, assemblies, AMEB Orchestra on-line and Presentation Night. Students must understand that it is a yearlong commitment they make in joining the MGC Junior string ensemble. Rehearsals are Tuesdays before school in the Music room.
MGC Soul Band: Leader -Andy Clarke
The MGC Soul band is open to all students within the school. They play a variety of soul classics and new songs and perform at our Pedal Cinema, as well as Music Camp, assemblies, Vocal Showcase evenings and Presentation Night. Students must understand that it is a yearlong commitment they make in joining the MGC Soul Band. They rehearse every Wednesday lunchtime in the music room.
School Choir-Leaders: Ellyce Calder and Susan De Jong
The school choir is a non-auditioned choir who rehearse every Monday lunchtime in the auditorium. They perform a varied repertoire of pop, musical theatre and jazz tunes and perform at assemblies, Vocal Showcase and Presentation Night. They compete in the Victorian Schools Music Festival. All welcome.
Acapellago: Leaders- Ellyce Calder and Susan De Jong
Our acapella choir is an auditioned ensemble open to all students from Year 8-12. They represent MGC at many events, including Open Day, Information Evenings and Presentation Night and compete in the AUS-ACA National A’capella Championships.