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Please find below details of upcoming composers workshop. Talk to your teacher about attending as a player or observer. 

Title: Composers Workshop
Presenter: Ann Carr-Boyd
Date: Saturday, April 22 2017
Time: 11am
Location: Burrows Studio 3, Riverina Conservatorium of Music College Ave.
Cost: $20 per student. Observer $5

IMPORTANT: Students are to please bring in digital, written or memorized form of music they have written. It may be lots of little ideas, a big idea, a complete piece, something you made up and practiced, or a recording. This workshop is NOT to learn how to write BUT to have comments and suggestions made from a well known Australian composer to the student.
Biography: Sydney born composer Ann Carr-Boyd has had a lifetime of involvement in music and art.  Her mother was an artist and her father and uncle, Norbert and Charles Wentzel, were professional musicians-  well known as teachers and performers in Sydney and members of the viola section of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.  Following her earlier years studying art and music she continued to become the first Bachelor of Music graduate from the University of Sydney.  This was followed by a Master of Arts degree in which she researched the first hundred years of European music in Australia.  After winning the Sydney Moss Scholarship she commenced composition studies in London with Peter Racine Fricker and later Alexander Goehr.
Since that time ( in the 1960s ) composition has been her main musical occupation, although teaching ; production of radio programs and contribution of articles about Australian musicians to many publications have also played a large part in her life.
Her music covers a wide range of ensembles and styles.  In recent years she has received a number of commissions from Ars Musica Australis, including the Fantasy for Harp and Orchestra ; Romance for Flute and Orchestra ; Piano Concerto No 2 ; Moonbeams Kiss the Sea for solo piano and the Violin Concerto. 
She has written piano music ranging from elementary grade to advanced standard ( and everything in between ) as well chamber music for piano and other instruments and two Piano Concertos.  The music included in these Wirripang publications began life as piano solos and it has been fun, as well as a challenging exercise, to turn them into piano duets.

Bookings Essential: RCM Front Office - 69253522 admin@rivconmusic.org.au

For more information: Joanne Burrows
TEXT: 0409 562233 or Email: jburrows@rivconmusic.org.au