2019 Summer School: Concert Band

Conductor Joe O’Callaghan will guide the Summer School Concert Band through a week of collaborative music-making. This will be an opportunity to focus on music written specifically for concert band, develop critical ensemble skills, teamwork, communication and creativity, and improve sight-reading through a series of rehearsals and workshops.

Thanks to the support of Melbourne’s best band tutors and music educators, participants will sit alongside musicians of a similar standard, develop rhythmic and technical skills together and be motivated by the shared goal of the final Summer School performance.

 

APPLICANTS  
STANDARD *AMEB Grade 5-6
AGE 11 years +
PLACES 60
PROGRAM FEE $590.00
INSTRUMENTS Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, french horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion

*NOTE: AMEB levels indicated are not a formal requirement, but are provided as a guide to the skills required.

 

 

JOE O’CALLAGHAN
Concert Band Conductor

Joe is an active performer and educator and has happily lived in Melbourne all of his life.

Joe has performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, the Daryl Mackenzie Jazz Orchestra as well as various theatre and television orchestras. He has also backed many Australian and International artists including Jerry Lewis, Ray Charles, Shirley Bassey, Alice Cooper, Tina Arena, Anthony Warlow, John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John, Jimmy Barnes and Hugh Jackman.

Joe holds a Master of Music (Performance) Degree (VCA) as well as a Graduate Diploma in Education (ACU). Joe currently is on the staff at Caulfield Grammar School, where he enjoys running the beginning concert band and the senior stage band. He is a former conductor of the Box Hill City Band and has been a trombone tutor and conductor at many camps and festivals across New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria.

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