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First Sitzprobe for St Paul’s Academy of Music

Date: March 28, 2020

The St Paul’s Academy of Music at St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School recently held its first Sitzprobe – a full orchestral and choral rehearsal with students from both the Warragul and Traralgon Campuses.

Led by the school’s Academy Coordinator and St Paul’s Alumnus, Mr Benjamin Sim LLM (Juris Doctor), BMus, LMusA, AMusA, this exciting initiative is the first of its kind in Gippsland schools and is a rare opportunity for orchestral, choral and keyboard students to access specialist ensemble training and performances along with musical mentoring opportunities.

Open to students by audition, the St Paul’s Academy of Music offers a dedicated focus through timetabled classes for the development of students’ chamber and orchestral skills. With professionally delivered instrumental and vocal workshops in addition to combined, cross-campus orchestral and choral rehearsals, Academy students will have opportunities to perform at a range of venues.

Incorporating live concert exposure and collaboration with professional conductors, educators and performers alike, the St Paul’s Academy of Music is sure to inspire students to take their musical studies and ensemble skills to another level.

St Paul’s announced this brand new initiative last year, which offers both junior and secondary school students the opportunity to audition for entry into its cross-campus Academy program.