Student Concert Series & Performance Day 2020

Welcome to our 2020 Student Concert Series & Performance Day

FOR STUDENTS OF VMTA MEMBERS

All instruments - all grades - all welcome!

About the Series

We have aligned our Student Concert Series & Performance Day closely with AMEB examination session dates. This gives students who are preparing for an exam the opportunity to gain valuable performance experience. However, any student of a VMTA member is encouraged to perform, whether they are preparing for an exam or not.

All concerts are held at St Peter's Anglican Church, 1038 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill, 3128

Student Concerts

  • Each concert in the series provides an informal, friendly and supportive performance opportunity.
  • Entry is open to all students of VMTA members, including beginners. 

Student Concert Marathons

  • Student Concert Marathons comprise 4 individual student concerts held consecutively on the same day 
  • Each concert provides an informal, friendly and supportive performance opportunity.
  • Entry is open to all students of VMTA members, including beginners. 

Performance Day 

  • An experienced presenter will assess each performance, providing valuable feedback and advice
  • Each performer will receive a written critique which will be emailed to the teacher after the event.
  • Entry is open to students of VMTA members preparing for Preliminary to AMusA.
  • Please note the Performance Day is NOT suitable for beginners.

Concert Etiquette & Rules

  • We kindly ask that performers and audience members ARRIVE ON TIME and STAY for the duration of the concert in order to support other performers.
  • Mobile phones should be switched OFF during the concert. It is not appropriate to receive a phone call during the concert, or leave the concert temporarily to make or receive a phone call unless it is an emergency.
  • To minimise disruption for performers and audience, please REMAIN SEATED during the performance and do not move in & out of the venue for any reason other than an emergency or during the interval (if applicable). Two hour concerts will have an interval of 10 minutes only. Please ensure you have secured a car park of sufficient length to accommodate this request.

STUDENT CONCERT 1  Event cancelled due to COVID-19

Date:  Saturday 21 March, 3-5pm
Cost: $25 per student. Audience members attend free of charge.

STUDENT CONCERT MARATHON 1

Date:  Saturday 25 April  Event cancelled due to COVID-19

  • Session 1:  10.00-11.30 am
  • Session 2:  12.00-1.30 pm
  • Session 3:  2.00-3.30 pm
  • Session 4:  4.00-5.30 pm

Cost: $25 per student. Audience members attend free of charge.

  • Bookings open 4 weeks prior to the event.
  • Students of VMTA members from Beginner to AMusA may be enrolled in ANY of the 4 concerts throughout the day.
  • VMTA members may enrol up to 5 students in total for the day. 
  • Members will be notified should additional enrolment availability arise.

STUDENT CONCERT 2

Date:  Saturday 30 May, 3-5pm
Cost: $25 per student. Audience members attend free of charge.

  • Bookings open 4 weeks prior to the event
  • VMTA members may enrol up to 3 students

PERFORMANCE DAY

Date: Saturday 8 August
Cost: $30 per performer. Audience members attend free of charge.

  • Session 1 (Prelim-Grade 5): 2.00-3.30pm
  • Session 2 (Grade 6 to AMusA): 4.00-5.30pm

Presenter: To be advised

  • Bookings open 4 weeks prior to the event.
  • VMTA members may enrol up to 3 students
  • General feedback is provided by the presenter, and written critique sheet is emailed to teacher after event.

STUDENT CONCERT MARATHON 2

Date:  Saturday 3 October

  • Session 1:  10.00-11.30 am
  • Session 2:  12.00-1.30 pm
  • Session 3:  2.00-3.30 pm
  • Session 4:  4.00-5.30 pm

Cost: $25 per student. Audience members attend free of charge.

  • Bookings open 4 weeks prior to the event.
  • Students of VMTA members from Beginner to AMusA may be enrolled in ANY of the 4 concerts throughout the day.
  • VMTA members may enrol up to 5 students in total for the day. 
  • Members will be notified if additional enrolment availability arises.

STUDENT CONCERT 3

Date:  Saturday 31 October, 3-5pm
Cost: $25 per student. Audience members attend free of charge.

  • Bookings open 4 weeks prior to the event
  • VMTA members may enrol up to 3 students

Venue

St Peter's Anglican Church, 1038 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill, 3128

Performers

Performers MUST be enrolled in advance using the online booking system. Online enrolments open approximately 4 weeks prior to each event in the series. VMTA members will be notified as soon as bookings have opened. A link will also be made available on this page.

Audience

Family, friends, and VMTA members may attend FREE of charge. There is no limit to the number of audience members who may attend and bookings are not required.

Enquiries
Genevieve Newton
Chief Executive Officer
Victorian Music Teachers' Association
Telephone: (03) 5243 4200
Email:

Information for performers

  • Beginners and students who are preparing for Preliminary to Grade 3 may perform up to 2 pieces.
  • Students preparing for Grade 4 to AMusA may perform 1 piece OR 1 movement from a larger work (max 8 mins per performance).
  • If piano accompaniment is required, performers are asked to bring their own accompanist. If assistance is required in finding an accompanist, please contact the office in advance of the event.
  • The venue is equipped with a beautiful Schimmel grand piano. A music stand and suitable chair will be provided for instrumentalists.
  • If you are performing, you will be asked to provide some information at the time of booking. Please have the following information available:
    • Name of performer
    • Instrument
    • Grade level (AMEB or equivalent)
    • Full name of piece & composer, approximate length of piece/s to be performed
    • Name and email address of performer’s teacher (MUST BE A VMTA MEMBER)
    • Name of school if you are booking on behalf of a VMTA School Member
    • Parent's name, email address and phone number
    • Indicate whether you are bringing an accompanist and name of accompanist (if known) 
  • Performers can change their program up to 7 days prior to the event if unsure at the time of booking.
  • A program will be emailed to performers a few days prior to the event and a final version of the program will be available at the concert.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the concert/session to sign in. 

Parking & Directions - St Peter's Anglican Church Box Hill

  • St Peter's Anglican Church is located between the Box Hill Library and Box Hill Town Hall.
  • There is a large Care Park in Watts Street (500 places) located 500m from the church within 7 min walking distance.
  • Parking is available in Bank Street which runs parallel to Whitehorse Road along the railway line (restrictions only apply in certain sections).
  • Please note: There is 1 hour restricted parking in the Whitehorse Rd Service Road immediately in front of the church. These car parks are NOT suitable for attending a VMTA concert.
  • There is unrestricted parking further along the Whitehorse Rd Service Road over Linsley Street (if heading east away from the city) .
  • There is limited parking at the adjacent Town Hall. Please do not park in the Library car park (permit only).
  • There is limited parking at the back of the church (19 spaces) which can be accessed via the entrance to the church on Whitehorse Rd Service Road and by following the driveway to the back of the church. Reserved signs only apply Mon-Fri.
  • Please DO NOT park in the onsite car spaces at the entrance to the church as these are RESERVED for VMTA staff and volunteers. 

View location map here.

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