On Wednesday the 22nd of May 2018, St Dominic’s College Music students participated in a music incursion whereby they were treated to a contemporary performance by Sound Sessions.
Sound Sessions is a renowned Sydney-based, syllabus driven music education initiative consisting of live performances and interactive analysis workshops, led by young professional musicians, active in the Australian music scene.
As part of the Stage 4 and 5 Music course, students from years 7 to 10 learn about the six Concepts of Music and the different ways in which they are utilised within a piece of music.
Through a live performance of hits from contemporary artists including Charlie Puth, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes, and through analysis of the pieces and interaction with the students, Sound Sessions provided the boys with insight and greater understanding into the ways in which the Concepts of Music are utilised in contemporary music.
Sound Sessions does not only support and supplement the work of school music teachers and music education, but also inspire and motivate school music students stimulating their musical understanding. This was clearly evident through the interaction and participation of the St Dominic’s students, whether it was through the answering and asking of questions or the exploration of rhythm through clapping and singing.
A big thank you to Tim Wilson and Sound Sessions for providing the St Dominic’s music students with such an interactive, educational and enlightening experience.
Chris Wilson, Vanessa Ede, Leon Hine
St Dominic’s College Music staff