June 2017 PD


Choral and Movement Two-gether in the Orff Classroom


Need we say more? Join us as these two choral masterminds workshop how to strengthen students’ choral skills and technique through warm ups, activities, repertoire and successful conducting. 

The day will begin with two sessions of movement led by the fabulous Andy Stewart and Mary Walton who will give us avenues for incorporating more movement into the music classroom; no doubt warming us up for an afternoon full of choral fun! 

The Presenters

Dr. Robert Braham

Robert works as an adjudicator, directs workshops on boys and singing, and tutors choral conducting. As Director of Music at Trinity College, Robert has taken the senior school choirs on tour in London, New York, Beijing and Sydney to name a few. For fourteen years Robert was the Musical Director of the Perth Oratorio Choir and the founding conductor of the WA Youth Chorale. As the musical director of Voyces, he has developed a choir that specialises in ‘contemporary classical’ choral music and has recently returned from working with the Vancouver Chamber Choir in their annual conductors’ symposium.

Su-Lyn Chong

With a passion in Music Education, Su-Lyn thrives on working with young people in a dynamic music programme. The last 20 years has seen her teaching at Methodist Ladies’ College, Iona Presentation College and Hale School, as well as presenting workshops for ASME and ANCA, lecturing for ECU, adjudicating festivals, directing community choirs and co-authoring “The Opera and Music Theatre Resource”.  Currently as Director of Music at Hale School, Su-Lyn is fortunate to be working with a vibrant teaching team to engage students in an exciting and holistic learning environment. As a choral director, Su-Lyn aims to instill good singing skills in her choristers, build team spirit within the ensemble, develop and challenge musicianship skills, explore a variety of repertoire and most of all to inspire young people to love singing together. 

Andrea (Andy) Stewart

Andrea is overseeing WAOSA in the capacity of President, having served on the committee previously, as the Orff West Editor. She is a qualified Primary School Teacher and Early Childhood Specialist. She began her teaching career as a generalist teacher in Africa where she took on additional responsibilities in her passion for music, directing and choreographing school productions, choir, marimbas and classroom music. Andrea is a pianist, flautist and vocalist with a passion for dance and creative movement. Since arriving in Australia, Andrea has been teaching Pre-Kindergarten and Music as well as taking choir and band rehearsals for Years 4 to 7. She has her Orff Level Two accreditation and is looking forward to completing Level Three in the near future. Andrea now holds the position of Early Childhood Music and Creative Movement Specialist at All Saints’ College.

Mary Walton

After completing her studies at the West Australian Conservatorium of Music, Mary Walton has consistently worked with and explored music composition, production and education and, as a consequence of the results achieved, has become a highly regarded Music Specialist working with both children and adults.Mary has gained a wide range of valuable skills through numerous courses completed on the Orff Schulwerk approach to music education. These have included nationally and internationally accredited training courses, Conferences and recently a summer school in Salzburg, Austria and a study in St. Paul. Minnesota.Mary has directed and arranged music for many ensembles that have performed around the State in a variety of venues and for a wide range of audiences. She developed and managed an extensive and very successful music program at a burgeoning independent primary school in Perth.

Date: Saturday, 17th June 2017

Time:  9:30am – 3.30pm    (Registration: 9:00am)

Venue: All Saints’ College – Lower Theatre

             Ewing Ave, Bull Creek

Early Bird* Regular
Non-member $115 $125
Member $90 $100
Student $40 $40

*Please note: Early Bird closes 17th May 


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