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Performance Music Information Evening

On 29 January 2019, the College will hold a Music Information Evening for families, which presents information about the Performance Music Program, including private lessons, ensembles and the program in general, and will also allow parents to meet the Performance Music Faculty staff. The evening will commence at 6.30pm in the College Lecture Theatre.

Music Technology Enrolment

Enrolments are sought from Years 10 to 12 students who would like to participate in Music Technology classes, led by our Audio Engineer through our professional recording studio, Ghostgum Audio during term time.

Beginner Course (first year students) - Wednesdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Continuing Students (Beginner Course is a prerequisite) - Tuesdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Please complete this form and return to the Music Office by Friday 8 February 2019.

2019 Auditions

CHAC has over 27 ensembles or choirs that students are able to rehearse and perform in. Auditions are held in order to place interested students into the appropriate ensemble according to their ability and interest. Current CHAC students were given the opportunity to audition at the end of 2018.

New CHAC students (and students who missed last year’s audition) will have the opportunity to audition on Tuesday 5 February in Studio A. Times are below.

Students will need to be prepared with a piece which best demonstrates their ability. Students will also be asked to play two different scales that they have already learnt. If you bring an instrument to school for your audition, please store it in the Music department instrument storeroom (Secondary students) or in your classroom (Primary students).

5 February Audition Times

Years 4 to 6 students
9am to 9.30am

Years 7 to 9 students
9.30am to 10.30am

Years 10 to 12 students
10.30am to 11am

Minimum standard for Guitars:

  • Major and MInor open chords C, A, G, E, D, Am, Em and Dm
  • Simple strumming patterns only
  • Ability to read music with tablature fingering underneath
  • Ability to play in keys with no more than one or two sharps or flats
  • Ability to read mostly straight (un-syncopated) rhythms
  • Not usually required to play beyond 4th fret
  • Not required to hold pick

Choir Sign-on (auditions not required)

Years 3 to 6 students
Primary Choir (Thursday morning before-school rehearsals)

Years 7 to 9 Girls
Junior Girls Choir (Friday morning before school rehearsals)

Years 7 to 12 Boys and Years 10 to 12 Girls
College Choir (Friday morning before school rehearsals)

Choir Audition
Years 9 to 12
Senior Vocal Group (you will need to come prepared with a verse and chorus of a song and will need to sing unaccompanied)

Hiring Musical Instruments

The College has a limited number of instruments available for hire. Instruments for hire include the larger and more expensive instruments – bass clarinets, baritone saxophones, tenor saxophones, tuba, french horns, etc. There is also a limited number of smaller instruments available for short-term loan. Hiring costs vary depending on instrument. A Music Instrument Hire Agreement must be completed and signed by a parent before an instrument can be issued.

Should a student encounter a problem with their instrument, please return it immediately to the Performance Music Department so arrangements can be made for the repair of the instrument. Do not attempt to repair an instrument yourself.

If a College instrument is not available, there are a number of music instrument retailers in Brisbane that may be able to provide an appropriate instrument. There are also many companies who specialise in hiring instruments. Please email or call 07 3896 0419 for further information.