11/10/17 - RecSoc welcomes back Alana Blackburn as our October tutor.
For the past two years Alana has been busy balancing successful careers in both performance and academia. Alana has conducted a number of recorder workshops with colleague and friend Joanne Arnott as part of the Australian Recorder Project in addition to performances in 2015 at the Orpheus Recorder Boutique, Sydney Vivid Festival and the University of New England Cultural and Creative Arts Network. The ARP was also successful in securing a New Work Grant from the Australia Council with composer Dr. Eve Klein who wrote a 15 minute triptych premiered at the Vivid Festival in 2015. As a soloist, Alana has performed in the Broadford Series in Melbourne, the Sydney Consort, Duo Histoire, the Ethernet Orchestra, and Riley Lee as part of his tour with four other Shakuhachi Grand Masters for the Australian Shakuhachi Society’s 2015 conference, gave the Australian premiere of Richard Harvey’s Concerto Incantanto for Recorder and Orchestra, and appears on Salut! Baroque’s 20th Year Celebration CD.
Alana is in the final stage of her PhD project which focuses on the interpersonal relationships within self-managed chamber music ensembles, and continues her research in Music E-learning. Her research has taken her to Hong Kong, the USA, Germany and The Netherlands. She has published a number of papers including a book chapter in Emerging modes and approaches in open and flexible education (2014). She has won awards for best paper, and travelling scholarships from the University of New England including an APA.
8/11/17 - Annual Soiree - 7pm
Practise with your group to present a short item at the Annual Soiree, held at St Scholastica's Glebe. Drinks and food will be provided in a receptive environment. Duets, trio sand large ensembles welcomed.
10/1/18 - There is no monthly meeting in January.
Because several members attend the Recorder Workshop in Armidale in January, the Society does not hold a monthly meeting. We resume on 14 February.