The Memoranda - Term 2, 2022

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APRI L 2022 VOL. 2

THE MEMORANDA CVCON ENSEMBLES ACACIA QUARTET SUNDAY SERIES JILL CARTER



Acacia Quartet In eleven years Acacia Quartet have won great respect for their versatile and inventive program. Acacia have recorded 12 albums, with ‘Blue Silence’ earning a nomination for an APRA-AMCOS Art Music ‘Award for Excellence’. Acacia are passionate about supporting Australian composers, working with young musicians, and sharing their love of music with audiences of all ages. Their performances feature regularly on radio stations around the world. Acacia’s engagements in Australia include the Sydney Opera House, City Recital Hall Sydney, Melbourne Recital Hall, as well as extensive touring through regional NSW and Victoria. Acacia had their international debut in Vancouver, Canada at the Roundhouse in June 2016. The following year, Acacia Quartet were invited by the Christine Raphael Foundation to give their European debut, where they performed concerts in Berlin, Germany and recorded a CD with three string quartets by Günter Raphael. A new CD with quartets by Mozart, Chance and Dvorak will be released in March 2022 through Move Records. Acacia Quartet is proud to be the Ensemble in Residence at the Orange Regional Conservatorium.

NEW DATE Saturday 17 September 7:00pm


Jill’s teaching role begins on a high note story by Lesley Apps You know you’re good at your job when it precedes your name as the identifying feature. Jill Carter more commonly known in the community as ‘the opera singer’ has only been at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium for a couple of months and already her work reputation has seen her class schedule filling up fast. A graduate of the Newcastle

Jill’s vocal classification is light

Conservatorium, Jill studied

lyrical soprano “a Baroque

music and education with hopes

style” of singing that can make

of being a high school teacher

heads turn.

but was pleasantly surprised when she found out there was

“I’ve got a lot of cut through,”

scope to teach at a musical

she laughs.

academy instead.

“Singing can be a mysterious thing. We can all do it but some

In her case it was at the Upper

And while Jill will be catering to

of us can do it better and the

Hunter Conservatorium, close to

all styles of singing in her role at

question is why is that?

her hometown of Scone, and

the Clarence Valley

where she first met Adam Wills

Conservatorium, the credentials

“I try and give people the skills

whose directorship she is

that precede her have attracted

to create the sounds they want

genuinely pleased to be back

a broad range of students keen

— knowing how to use your

under again.

for her vocal tutelage, from

voice is the key in doing that.

school age through the full Jill’s soprano training began on

spectrum of adult generations.

the job during her time with

“When it comes down to it, it’s just a muscular process, like

Opera Queensland, a gig that

While having an opera singer

sport. You know you have to do

saw her performing at schools

as a teacher might sound

this with your arm to get the

throughout the southern part of

intimidating, Jill impressed you

shot. Singing is just the same.”

the state.

don’t have to have any special

As luck would have it, when her

ability to learn to sing.

original singing tutor had to leave to go on tour, his referral gave Jill access to one of Australia’s greatest opera exports, world renown heldentenor Glenn Winslade, “a rare opportunity.”

Jill is currently teaching voice lessons at the Conservatorium during the afternoons, is leading the CVCon Kidzjam program and Pre-Instrumental classes and is offering singing lessons in schools around the region - contact us to find out if voice lessons are available in your school.



2022 Sunday Series Jayne Logan and Greta Enns Unlocking the mysteries of Duos and Duets CVCon piano tutors Jayne Logan and Greta Enns join forces for an afternoon of Piano Duos and Duets as well as works arranged for Piano and Piano Accordion. Following their successful performance last year, Jayne and Greta will perform works from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods of music history all the way through to works by modern composers. Do you know that there is a difference between a Piano Duo and a Piano Duet? Jayne and Greta will explore the two genres in detail and will enlighten the audience to the difference. Get in quickly to secure your ticket for this special concert by two of the CVCon favourites. Book your tickets below. The CVCon can accept your Discover Vouchers as well as your Parent Vouchers.

Sunday 19 June 3:00pm


Term 1 at CVCon


What's on in Term 2 Monday 25 April: Anzac Day Holiday Tuesday 26 April: Boom Bang Boogie Workshop Tuesday 26 April: Term 2 lessons commence Sunday 19 June: Sunday Series, Jayne logan and Greta Enns Saturday 25 June: Visiting Artists Acacia Quartet


Choirs, Ensembles & Groups at CVCON Good Vibes Choir Theory for Juniors Con Kids Chorus Concert Band Con Youth Chorus Jazz Ensemble Con Chorus

MONDAY: 1.00-2.30 4.00-4.45 4.00-4.45 4.45-5.30 5.00-6.00 5.40-6.40 6.30-7.30

TUESDAY: Forget Me Not Choir 10.00-11.30 Pre-Instrumental 3.30-4.00 Drama for Yrs 3&4 (Jnr A) 4.00-5.00 Guitarchestra 5.30-6.30 Adult Combo 6.30-7.30

Lunchtime Blues Bash Pre-Instrumental Piano Ensemble Percussion Ensemble String Ensemble

WEDNESDAY: 12.30-1.30 4.00-4.30 4.00-4.45 4.30-5.15 5.30-7.00

Brenda Little Peter Morgan Jill Carter Peter Morgan Jill Carter Peter Morgan Jill Carter

Jenny W & Leigh R Jill Carter Bronwyn Berman Luke Gough Kris Edwards

Rob Hughes Jill Carter Jayne Logan Adam Wills Sarah Nicholls

THURSDAY: Kidzjam 10.30-11.00 KISS Vocal Group 12.00-1.00 Pre-Instrumental 3.30-4.00 Drama for Yrs 5&6 (Jnr B) 4.00-5.00 Flute Ensemble 5.15-6.00

Jill Carter Jill Carter Jill Carter Bronwyn Berman Sharon Davidge

FRIDAY: Lunchtime Drum Circle 12.30-1.30 Drama Yrs 7&8 (Youth A) 3.30-4.30 Ensemble/Theory (Seniors) 4.00-4.45 Drama Yrs 9&10 (Youth B) 4.30-5.30 Sax Ensemble 4.45-5.30

Luke Gough Bronwyn Berman Peter Morgan Bronwyn Berman Peter Morgan


Who's Who at Clarence Valley Conservatorium MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: Chairperson - Jenny Worrell Vice Chairperson - Calvin Terry Treasurer / Public Officer - Mark Thompson Members - Kathy Crittenden, Bree Dahl, Paul Kennedy, Fran McHugh, Deborah Wray ADMINISTRATION: Director - Adam Wills Administration Manager - Vicki Forbes Finance Manager - Carolyn Maunder Programs Co-ordinator - Kris Edwards Projects Officer - Roslyn Kennedy TUTORS: Clarinet, Saxophone, Bass Guitar, Adult Combo (Ens) - Kris Edwards Clarinet, Saxophone - Peter Morgan Drama & Speech, Drama Groups - Bronwyn Berman Flute, Fife, Piccolo, Panpipes - Sharon Davidge Guitar: Classical, Folk - Ryan Enns Guitar, Electric Guitar, Ukelele, Music Production - Luke Gough Guitar, Bottle Neck Slide Guitar, Banjo - Robert Hughes Guitar, Ukelele, Banjo, Harmonica - Damien Sullivan Percussion - Adam Wills Piano, Piano Accordion - Greta Enns Piano, Flute, Accompanying - Jayne Logan Piano, Accompanying - Leanne Taylor Strings n Things (Ensemble) - Sarah Nicholls Violin, Viola - Cherry Collins Voice, Choirs - Jill Carter

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