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ARRIVAL

SUNDAY, 9th OCTOBER 2022 

Please arrive at North West Christian School Reception area between 4:00pm-5:00pm to receive your festival tickets and welcome pack at North West Christian School (18 Ling Street, Penguin). 

The first Evening Festival Concert will then start at 5:30pm at the NWCS Performing Arts Centre (18 Ling Street, Penguin). You will be able to hear and meet all of our Festival Mentors in an unforgettable stunning program!

The first Candlelight Series Concert for will then start at 8:30pm at the Penguin Uniting Church (50 Main Rd, Penguin). Please note the change of venue for concerts. This serene series features the very popular Bach by Dark.


DEPARTURE

FRIDAY, 14th OCTOBER 2022

We will meet on Friday morning at 8:30am for the final technique class, followed by a group ensemble masterclass and farewell lunch.

ACTIVITIES

From 4:30 pm each afternoon various sports and recreational activities for students have been scheduled for those involved in the Novice and Ensemble Schedules. Practise rooms are available for students in the Apprentice Schedule. More information and sign up on arrival.

DAILY SCHEDULES

NOVICE SCHEDULE

8:30-9:00 – Technique Class

9:00-9:30 – Transition

9:30-12:00 – Beginners Workshop

12:00-12:30 – Break

12:30-1:00 – Lunchtime Concert

1:00-2:00 – Lunch (Catered vegetarian lunch)

2:00-3:30 – Beginners workshop 

3:30-4:00 – Break

4:00-5:30 – Organised sports activities

5.30 - 6.30 - NOVA MUSE EVENING FESTIVAL CONCERT SERIES (NWCS Performing Arts Center) Ticket included in tuition cost

7pm - Dinner (not supplied)

8.30-9.30 – NOVA MUSE CANDLELIGHT CONCERT SERIES (Penguin Uniting Church) 
(Tickets included in tuition cost.)

ENSEMBLE SCHEDULE

8:30-9:00 – Technique Class

9:00-9:30 – Transition

9:30-12:00 – Public Masterclass (Lists for Masterclass will be on the Nova Muse Notice Board).

12:00-12:30 – Break

12:30-1:00 – Lunchtime Concert

1:00-2:00 – Lunch (Catered vegetarian lunch)

2:00-3:00 – Ensemble 

3:00-4:30 – Small Ensemble (trio quartets)

4:30-5.30 – Sport activities/ or Individual/Ensemble practise

5.30 - 6.30 - NOVA MUSE EVENING FESTIVAL CONCERT SERIES (NWCS Performing Arts Centre) Ticket included in tuition cost

7pm - Dinner (not supplied)

8.30-9.30 – NOVA MUSE CANDLELIGHT CONCERT SERIES (Penguin Uniting Church) 
(Tickets included in tuition cost.)


APPRENTICE SCHEDULE

8:30-9:00 – Technique Class

9:00-9:30 – Transition

9:30-12:00 – Public Masterclass (Lists for Masterclass will be on the Nova Muse Notice Board).

12:00-12:30 – Break

12:30-1:00 – Lunchtime Concert

1:00-2:00 – Lunch (catered vegetarian lunch)

2:00-4:30 – Camerata

4:30-5:30 – Personal practice time

5.30 - 6.30 - NOVA MUSE EVENING FESTIVAL CONCERT SERIES (NWCS Performing Arts Centre) Ticket included in tuition cost

7pm - Dinner (not supplied)

8.30-9.30 – NOVA MUSE CANDLELIGHT CONCERT SERIES (Penguin Uniting Church) 

(Tickets included in tuition cost.)

MASTER CLASS & LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

These will be open to the public. Our Festival Mentors will recommend the participants for the daily lunchtime concert and master class performances. Alex Raineri will be available to perform with those selected for the master class and lunchtime concerts. Non-festival participants can view both master classes and lunchtime concerts for $5.00 a day per person. Please check for your name on the Masterclass Roster on the Nova Muse Notice Board at the front desk of NWCS daily.

SMALL ENSEMBLES

Be prepared to make long-lasting friendships in the action-packed small ensemble classes and workshops which cater for every level. The Novice group will include Kodaly, aural skills and the basics of ensemble playing and working with others; the Ensemble class will focus on chamber music, master classes, and technique development, and the apprentice schedule works to perfect the playing of solo repertoire for auditions, competitions, university entrance and diploma exams in the elite masterclasses, and will also include an invigorating Camerata ensemble in the afternoon. 

PUBLIC FESTIVAL CONCERTS

There will be two festival concerts each evening performed by the festival tutors. These concerts are a big part of the festival and inspire and invigorate the musical community. Please see the Concerts page for a full program and to purchase tickets.

GRAND FINALE CONCERT

The Grand Finale Concert is a vital part of the Nova Muse Festival and on Thursday, 13th October at the Penguin Uniting Church. You’ll spend over four hours a day rehearsing, either with your section or with the entire ensemble. The Grand Finale Concert is a celebration of the musical relationships and refined skills learned during the festival.

 

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