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Composition Camp - Interactive Workshops and Music Immersion

 
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​Music students at QACI this term attended a 2-day music immersion camp. Students participated in interactive workshops and were treated to an array of genres to open up their perceptions of music.

Lauren Trumbull, Year 11 provides her recount of the camp.

Composition Camp

Last Friday and Saturday, QACI's music students participated in Comp Camp, an annual two-day event consisting of performances and workshops delivered by industry professionals with the aid of QACI's music staff and alumni.

On Friday afternoon, year 12 workshopped compositions they'll submit for assessment later this year, year 11 participated in a conducting workshop, and year 10 was introduced to some of the music software they'll be using at QACI. After breaking for dinner, we all watched a performance in the theatre by contemporary classical quintet Topology.

On Saturday morning, we watched another performance by some musicians from the Jazz Music Institute. Then, during the day, we participated in some interactive workshops. We talked music technology and violin with Flora Wong, did some collective improvisation with Anthony Garcia, some more improv with JMI, and gained insight into traditional African drumming African Beat.

In the afternoon, we had an open mic session out on the recently re-done level four outdoor area, testing out the new sound system and performing with our peers in an informal setting. Finally, we finished the day off with a presentation from Holy Holy's bass player, Graham Ritchie, who told us about his work creating and producing music in collaborative settings.

A huge thanks to our music staff for organising Comp Camp 2020, and our talented guests for coming along to teach and inspire us.

..article written by Lauren Trumbull, Year 11

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Last reviewed 27 February 2020
Last updated 27 February 2020