Conductor Erin Ellenburg 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.
|STANDARD||AMEB Grade 5-6|
|AGE||11 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 provided as a guide to the skills required.
Concert 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 world-famous Footscray Yarraville City Band, and is the musical director for up-and-coming Western Brass. She also teaches trumpet and directs several bands at a school in Melbourne, and enjoys helping young students develop their love and knowledge of music.