Melbourne Arts Trip 2016
The Melbourne Arts trip was a week long adventure for members of Stage 2 Music, Drama, and Visual Arts classes. Students were taken to various music and drama related events and opportunities around the city. This included visiting high profile recording studios, going to three different jazz clubs, and attending various classical concerts. Students attended several performances including Tim Minchin’s Matilda the Musical, and Matt Corby live on his current tour.
Students also visited various Music and Arts universities such as VCA, AIM, JMC, and were able to be an audience to the ANAM fellowship concert. Music students were invited to visit the Vanderaa Brothers’ (Darwin High alumni) recording studio out in Brunswick, where they recorded clap rhythms as a group for a song on an upcoming album.
Music students had a tour of the Melbourne Town Hall Organ, which is the largest organ in the Southern hemisphere, and had the opportunity to play a smaller one also held within the Town Hall. Towards the end of the week the music and drama students were taken on a backstage tour of the Melbourne Arts Centre which has the world’s second largest stage, and Hamer Hall where they learned about the history of the buildings and the people who built them while accessing places that are not open to the general public.
The Melbourne Arts Trip was a fun experience and an opportunity for students to embrace and become immersed in Melbourne’s culture and celebration of the arts. The students who participated highly recommend it to next year’s Stage 2 Arts students.
Article by Sage Walle, Year 12 Music student