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By Alison Lingard

NCWQ Music Adviser

As we now commence another year in the Council,  I would like to wish you all a Happy New year and may it bring many new facets for you all.

Since October my time has been full and I have had quality time with my family.

I would also like to take this opportunity to send greetings and a welcome to our new Advisers.

It is some time since I brought you news of Megan Scougall and her progress at the Conservatorium of Music

My report is all about Megan and centres on a small insight into her activities at the Conservatorium and University.

Megan is progressing well and finished her second year with a High Distinction for Advanced Performance in Clarinet   She is very passionate about her music studies and always remembers the help and encouragement the NCWQ gave her as she embarked on her musical journey.

Megan has formed a saxophone quartet along with three of her friends from the Conservatorium.  It is very quaintly named  “ Stitched “.  They travelled to Sydney in January for the Saxophone Summer School, and they will be the opening act for a concert by Silvie Paladino in Beaudesert on the 14 Mach 2014.

I am hoping to attend and give greetings from NCWQ.

This year is promising to be another full one, as apart from her studies Megan will be playing in Conservatorium Ensembles.    Megan is playing Bass Clarinet with the Queensland Youth Symphony and the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra, Clarinet  with the Orchestra Corda Spiritus of St Andrew’s , and will be playing in the pit orchestra for Ignation’s production of the musical  “ Company “

As you can see by all of her activity this far, Megan is progressing with leaps and bounds on a pursuit of excellence.

This also marks the halfway mark for Megan’s Bachelor of Music.

We wish her every success and continue to watch her grow.

 “ The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best! “

National Council of Queensland Inc music February 2014

 

 

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