Illawarra Branch Student Concert
The Term 3 concert run by the Illawarra MTA Branch was held on the 18th of September at Cedars Christian College, Farmborough Heights. Twenty-two students from the region attended, with strong representation from Piano students, however there were some lovely additions of a Violin duet as well as some Classical Guitar. The concert was exceptionally well attended by supporting family and friends, with a total head count of approximately 90 individuals at the venue. There was a pleasing array of stages as well as styles, with a strong contingent of beginners gaining their first performance experiences, as well as some high grades and diploma work to inspire them.
The event was also well supported by teachers, and I would like to acknowledge the following members who assisted on the day: Elaine Davis (President), Lauren Taafe (Vice President, door-takings organiser and also performer!), Helen Barker (Compère and duet partner), Denise Heriot (venue set-up), Leanne Walton (venue facilitator), Bergrid Ferreira (venue set-up) as well as AMEB examiner Tanya Rebikov, whom we look forward to welcoming as our esteemed adjudicator for the upcoming JMF on November 5th.
The Illawarra Branch looks forward to welcoming many more students of any instrument at our events in future. Dates for 2017 events and concerts will be decided soon, and we welcome participation from as many students and teachers as possible.
Dr. Kimberley Davis
Wollongong Concert Coordinator