Instrumental Ensemble (4-9 Instruments)
Friday 4th August, 2023
VENUE – All sections will be held at the Lighthouse Christian Centre – See Eisteddfod Venues page
CONVENOR: Melissa Smith
ADJUDICATOR: Cassie Pope
Cassie Pope is a bass trombonist, conductor and teacher based in Adelaide, South Australia, where she freelances through the Adelaide music scene in various big bands and pop orchestras. Cassie is a graduate of the Elder Conservatorium of Music, where she completed an honours degree in Classical Performance. Cassie has performed with artists including Don Burrows, James Morrison, Human Nature, Daniel Johns, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and The Australian Ballet, with recent engagements including studio album recordings for the Mike Stewart Big Band and many other Adelaide based ensembles.
Cassie works as a music teacher and band director at Wilderness School. She is passionate about the development of young musicians, and particularly enjoys working with the students in the Year 4 Band program, with a focus on foundational ensemble skills and learning to have fun playing music together. Outside of school, Cassie works with the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association (SA), where she develops and participates in professional development courses for emerging conductors. Cassie coordinates the SA School Band and Orchestra Festival held at Westminster School every year, and she has recently joined the team at the Adelaide Wind Band Festival, where they presented their first ever Festival celebrating all things wind band music at the University of Adelaide, to great success.
GENERAL DISCIPLINE INFORMATION
Entrants MUST read the Syllabus Notes for Friday for detailed information and the Rules & Conditions of Entry
Ensembles consist of 4-9 instruments only. An interchange of 2 members is allowed as long as there are no more than 9 on stage at any one time.
SEE SYLLABUS FOR FULL DETAILS
Instrumental Ensemble Sections Start times
9.00am – Intermediate Instrumental Ensemble
10.30am – Junior Instrumental Ensemble
11.10am – Senior Instrumental Ensemble
12.40pm – ANNOUNCE INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE CHAMPION and
MOST OUTSTANDING STRING ENSEMBLE (AUSTA AWARD)
(For full Friday details click HERE)