The dream opportunity to perform in two of Australia’s most iconic music venues will become a reality for 82 students at Matthew Flinders Anglican College on the Sunshine Coast when they embark on the 2023 Flinders Music Tour to Sydney from 1 to 8 July.
Guided by nine Flinders music staff, the students from three of the College’s large ensembles, the Capriccio Strings, Chamber Voices and Wind Symphony, will attend the Australian International Music Festival (AIMF).
Director of Music, Mr Nick Campbell said students and staff were excitedly rehearsing for their performances planned during the nine-day 2023 Flinders Music Tour.
"The tour offers our Flinders musicians and staff the incredible chance to perform in the Sydney Opera House and Sydney City Recital Hall, and learn in workshops with world-class musicians and educators," Nick said.
“The Australian International Music Festival is also an exciting cultural exchange experience for our students who will be meeting and learning alongside other passionate young musicians from around the world.”
Prior to the pandemic, the AIMF events hosted up to 1,300 students from across Australia, China, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and the USA.
The College’s acclaimed music program also has a jam-packed calendar of music development and performance planned for 2023.
The Flinders concert season from June to October will see all music students, numbering more than 600, perform across five major concerts in the Flinders Performance Centre.
“We pride ourselves on offering a rigorous music program supported by a caring community at Flinders, and we strive to nourish the musical interest that is present in every child,” Nick said.
“Our music program supports, encourages and enhances individual, classroom and ensemble musicianship across the Primary and Secondary Schools.
“We have more than 17 College co-curricular ensembles and bands developed to a high standard for our students to join, giving them the opportunity to explore diverse music styles and genres, and grow their musical passion and mastery.”
To learn more about the Flinders Music Program, visit https://www.mfac.edu.au/learning/opportunities/music/
To learn more about the recent refurbishment of the Flinders Music Centre, visit https://www.mfac.edu.au/major-upgrades-to-the-flinders-music-centre/
To learn more about job opportunities in the Flinders Music Program, including the current Head of Music position seeking applications, visit here.