The Summer School Junior Band is where Victoria’s young wind, brass and percussion students meet to share some of their first ensemble experiences together. The band will be led by experienced educator and conductor, Erin Ellenburg.
To ensure each player receives the full benefit of the week’s activities, the band will be supported by a dedicated team of tutors who will lead daily tutorial sessions and provide each student with individual attention and support. In addition to rehearsal sessions, students will take part in a range of voice, rhythm and games workshops to encourage overall musicianship and love of music.
|STANDARD||*AMEB Grade 1-2|
|AGE||7 years +|
|INSTRUMENTS||Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, french horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion|
*NOTE: AMEB levels indicated are not a formal requirement, but are listed as a guide to the skills required. Participants in this program should know note names, fingerings and values alongside good note production (articulation and sound) and a general knowledge of key and time signatures appropriate to the AMEB level.
Junior Band Conductor
Erin Ellenburg is a music educator and trumpet player hailing from the United States.
She holds a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance, both from Appalachian State University, and a master of Music in Performance Teaching from the University of Melbourne.
Erin plays with the Footscray Yarraville City Band, and is the musical director for up-and-coming Western Brass. She is Head of Brass at Genazzano FCJ College in Kew, and is passionate about helping young students develop their love and knowledge of music through playing in ensembles.