Together in Music

Instrumental lessons, music ensemble and class opportunities for Canberra Girls Grammar School Students, non-CGGS students and adult community members

Together in Music

Instrumental lessons, music ensemble and class opportunities for Canberra Girls Grammar School Students, non-CGGS students and adult community members

Philosophy

Creating pathways to achieve through music 

Mission statement

The Music Academy at Canberra Girls Grammar School aims to provide a broad and innovative range of music making opportunities for all students and members of the wider community. The Music Academy creates a culture of respect and trust, setting the stage to collaborate, experience empathy and develop a sense of our shared humanity. 

Welcome to the Music Academy at Canberra Girls Grammar School

Information for CGGS students
Information for non-CGGS students
and community members

Music Academy goals

To scaffold the learning and performance opportunities for each individual and ensemble within The Music Academy program

To strengthen the opportunities offered by The Music Academy through the development of strategic partnerships and alliances

To deliver broad, innovative and high-quality musical experiences for CGGS students and members of the community

To develop musicians who are independent, reflective and life-long learners

To build a caring, inclusive and nurturing music community

To celebrate and communicate our history and tradition of music at CGGS

To advocate for a quality music education for all

To provide the highest calibre staff, focused on reflective practice and professional learning

Music Academy overview

2021 Music Academy schedule

Monday
ENSEMBLE/CLASS STAFF LOCATION TIME
Holland String Orchestra Mrs Rowan Harvey-Martin & Ms Lim Hur Recital Room 7.30am – 8.40am
Clarinet Ensemble Mr Stephen Rabe MC3 7.30am – 8.40am
Sapphire Concert Band Mrs Natalie Guile & Mr Viv Martin Senior School Hall 7.40am – 8.40am
Theory Mrs Charlene Brighenti & Mrs Lilian Hathorn MC1 & MC2 7.55am – 8.40am
Early Childhood Class Mrs Sara David Junior Primary Music Room 9.15am – 10.00am
Ring Out! Mrs Natalie Guile MC6 1.15pm – 1.55pm
Ruby Concert Band Mr Stephen Rabe MC3 1.15pm – 1.55pm
Kavanagh String Quartet Mrs Rowan Harvey-Martin Junior School Music Room 1.45pm – 2.15pm
Crash’n’Boom Mrs Sara David Junior Primary Music Room 1.45pm – 2.15pm
Gabriel Singers Mrs Rowan Harvey-Martin & Ms Kylie Loveland Recital Room 3.30pm – 5.00pm
Grey Street Stage Band Mr Stephen Rabe & Ms Lim Hur MC3 3.30pm – 5.00pm
Resound Mrs Natalie Guile MC6 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Community Handbells Mr Viv Martin MC6 4.45pm – 5.45pm
Tuesday
ENSEMBLE/CLASS STAFF LOCATION TIME
Adelaide Avenue Jazz Band Mr Stephen Rabe & Ms Lim Hur MC3 7.15am – 8.40am
Sutherland Chamber Orchestra Mrs Rowan Harvey-Martin Recital Room 7.30am – 8.40am
Kain Guitar Ensemble Mr Minh Le Hoang MC6 7.30am – 8.30am
Bandicoot Concert Band Mrs Jennifer Groom & Mrs Natalie Guile Junior School Hall 7.30am – 8.40am
Minisingers Mrs Sara David Junior Primary Music Room 8.00am – 8.40am
K.T Percussion Ensemble Mr Steve Fitzgerald MC3 1.15pm – 1.55pm
Keyboard Ensembles Ms Lilian Hathorn & Ms Lim Hur Recital Room 1.15pm – 1.55pm
Emily Quartet Mrs Rowan Harvey-Martin MC8 1.15pm – 1.55pm
Saxophone Quartet Mr Stephen Rabe MC2 1.15pm – 1.55pm
Chimers Mrs Jennifer Groom Junior School Music Room 1.45pm – 2.15pm
Vox Co Op Mr Joel Copeland & Mr Jarrod Schindler Recital Room 3.30pm – 5.00pm
Composition Mr Stephen Leek MC8 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Community Choir

Mr Joel Copeland, Mr Stephen Leek &

Ms Kylie Loveland

Recital Room 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Community Guitar Ensemble

Mr John Couch

MC6 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Wednesday
ENSEMBLE/CLASS STAFF LOCATION TIME
Empire Concert Band Mrs Natalie Guile Senior School Hall 7.20am – 8.40am
Bella Voce Chapel Choir Mrs Sonia Connor, Ms Kylie Loveland & Ms Lim Hur Recital Room 7.30am – 8.40am
Stringy Bachs Ms Rebecca Lovett Junior School Music Room 7.30am – 8.40am
Alma String Orchestra Mr Tim Wickham Junior School Hall 7.30am – 8.40am
Harp Ensemble Mrs Rowan Harvey-Martin MC4 7.30am – 8.40am
Jazz Ensemble Ms Sophie Edwards MC3 1.15pm – 1.55pm
Saxophone Ensemble Mr Stephen Rabe MC2 1.15pm – 1.55pm
Flute Ensemble Ms Rebecca Timoney MC6 1.15pm – 1.55pm
Les Petites Chanteurs Mrs Sara David & Ms Jennifer Groom Junior School Music Room 1.45pm – 2.15pm
Theory (Junior School) Mrs Lilian Hathorn Junior Primary Music Room 1.45pm – 2.15pm
Strike! Handbells Mrs Natalie Guile MC6 3.30pm – 4.45pm
Aural & Musicianship Mr Joel Copeland MC2 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Audio Production Mr Mikey O’Neil Recording Studio 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Thursday
ENSEMBLE/CLASS STAFF LOCATION TIME
Williams Guitar Ensemble Mr John Couch MC6 7.30am – 8.30am
Holst Concert Band Mr Viv Martin Senior School Hall 7.30am – 8.40am
Celtic Mrs Sara David & Mrs Jennifer Groom Junior School Hall 7.30am – 8.40am
Gabriel Quartet Mrs Rowan Harvey-Martin Recital Room 7.30am – 8.40am
Conducting (Senior School) Mrs Rowan Harvey-Martin MC8 1.15pm – 1.55pm
Wind Quintet Mr Stephen Rabe MC2 1.15pm – 1.55pm
Canto Bells Mrs Natalie Guile MC6 1.15pm – 1.55pm
Hit It Percussion Ensemble Mrs Sara David Junior School Music Room 1.45pm – 2.15pm
Theory (Junior School) Mrs Charlene Brighenti Junior Primary Music Room 1.45pm to 2.15pm
Glanville Hicks Symphony Orchestra Mrs Rowan Harvey-Martin & Mr Stephen Rabe Senior School Hall 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Friday
ENSEMBLE/CLASS STAFF LOCATION TIME
Chorale Mr Joel Copeland, Ms Kylie Loveland & Ms Lim Hur Recital Room 7.30am – 8.40am
Coro da Camera Mrs Sonia Connor & Mrs Jennifer Groom Junior School Music Room 7.30am – 8.40am
Schaupp Guitar Ensemble Mr John Couch Junior School Music Room 8.00am – 8.40am
The Decibelles Ms Jenny Sawer Recital Room 1.15pm – 1.55pm
Brass Ensemble Mr Justin Lingard MC3 1.15pm – 1.55pm
Cantantes Mrs Greta Claringbould & Mrs Jennifer Groom Junior School Music Room 1.45pm – 2.15pm

2021 Music Academy schedule

Latest tweets from the Music Academy

We are excited to announce the launch of our Music Academy Strategic Plan 2020-2024. This plan is the culmination of two years of consultation and collaborative thinking. @_CGGS @CGGSJunior
http://themusicacademy.cggs.act.edu.au/strategic-plan/

In this study, the researchers measured if 18-month-old children were more likely to exhibit helping behaviours if they did joint music-making, passive music listening or non-music. The final sentence of their abstract says it all! #musiced

https://biggerbetterbrains.com/news-post/joint-music-making-leads-to-more-helping-behaviour-in-18-month-olds/

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