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Learning & Access Update

Learning & Access Update

May saw an Accelerando Workshop, Song Play with Vision Australia for Term 2, our first in-person Sound Vibrations workshop for the year and the second Relaxed Performance recording for 2021.

Simon Moro Music Producer Mix Mastering Engineer

Accelerando Workshop (Music Production Matters)

To tell us why ‘Music Production Matters’, mixer, mastering engineer & music producer Simon Moro joined the Accelerando musicians in May, to show them the process of taking a track from demo to release. 

Many were inspired to go home and create a simple studio set-up, or tweak their current one.

Supported by the Peggy & Leslie Cranbourne Foundation

Song Play with Vision Australia

Term 2 of Song Play with Vision Australia kicked off in early May with two Thursday morning classes. The first on Zoom, and the second at Vision Australia in Kooyong. 

We are delighted to have Clare Zabrowarny taking both sessions each week and for the littlies to have the chance to finally meet.

The Term will run for 6 weeks.

Supported by the William Buckland Foundation

Music Always

In preparation for their June Music Always tour, which will be a combination of live Aged Care performances, and digital broadcasts with Zoom Q&A appearances, Quartz recorded a beautiful concert of music in Primrose Potter Salon. 

It included a mix of well-loved string quartet classics and some lively numbers to get the toes tapping.

Supported by the Hansen Little Foundation and Lady Marigold Southey AC

Sound Vibrations workshop

Sound Vibrations

We were very excited to finally welcome students from the Victorian College for the Deaf (VCD) in May for the first Sound Vibrations workshop. 

This program, in partnership with Deaf Children Australia and ANAM, welcomed a wonderful string quartet to Primrose Potter Salon who helped to lead the VCD students through creating and playing their very own musical composition.

‘I didn’t think I’d be able to feel the sound with my whole body, but I can’ - Sound Vibrations participant

Supported by the William Buckland Foundation and Marian & E.H. Flack Trust

Regional Masterclass

In late May, Affinity Quartet travelled up to the foothills of the Victorian Alps, to provide Mansfield Steiner School with a Regional Master Class.

Not only did they work with the Year 7 & 8 string students during their performance class, but they also provided feedback for the Class 6 orchestra who are about to head off on tour.

Supported by the Newsboys Foundation

Coco’s Lunch

Relaxed Performance

May saw the second recording session for our Relaxed Performance series in 2021.

Coco’s Lunch brightened the Salon with some spectacular vocal rhythms and harmony. This Relaxed Performance series will be available in a digital format to better services Special Developmental Schools and our community partners.

Supported by the William Buckland Foundation and the Calvert Jones Foundation

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