LATEST VCASS STUDENTS REPRESENTED AT 2021 SEASON OF EXCELLENCE | 20.07.2021

VCASS STUDENTS REPRESENTED AT 2021 SEASON OF EXCELLENCE

TOP ACTS 2021

We would like to congratulate all our 2020 students who were invited to perform in the 2021 Top Class Top Acts for Dance, Music, Theatre Studies and Drama and Visual Arts.

Top Class is part of the VCE Season of Excellence managed by Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. The Season showcases work produced by outstanding VCE students who completed performing or visual arts, technology, design, or research studies in 2020. Events are presented at Melbourne’s major cultural venues, alongside associated education programs.

The following students are to be congratulated:

Music Performance

  • Sidra Nissen | Voice | Gretchen am Spinnrade by Franz Schubert / Ophelia’s Song by Maude Valerie White, words by William Shakespeare
  • Michael de Huy | Piano | Colonial Song by Percy Grainger
  • Alice Hurwood | Violoncello | Julie-O by Mark Summer
  • Ava McDermott and Mia Robinson | Voice | Pleurs d'or by Gabriel Fauré    
  • Ji Woo Yoon | Violoncello | The Heart Afraid of Breaking by Helen Mountfort
  • Lachlan Mckie | Violin | Cadenza for solo violin by Krzysztof Penderecki 
  • Ezra Uxó Williams | Violin | Nigun (Improvisation) from Baal Shem Ernest Bloch

Congratulations to Michael de Huy, Ezra Uxó Williams and Alice Mountfort Hurwood, this year’s recipients of the Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarship for Performance.


String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73, 3rd Movement by Dmitri Shostakovich

Sebastian Coyne | Viola

Ezra Uxó Williams | Violin

Lachlan Mckie | Violin

Noah Lawrence | Violoncello


Tuba Tiger Rag by Harry De Costa

Joshua De Koster | Trumpet

Bethany McAuliffe-D’Rozario | Trumpet

Emma Rolfe | French Horn

Thomas Godbert | Tuba

Arjen Goessens | Trombone


Someday My Prince Will Come by Adriana Caselotti and Harry Stockwell

Ravi Boltman | Tenor Saxophone

Margot Petrie | Voice

Monty Price | Guitar

Quinn Knight | Drums

Will Hartley-Keane | Electric Guitar

 

TOP CLASS SOUND 2021 

VCE Music Style and Composition

Top Class Sound features performances of original music works by students enrolled in Units 3 and 4 VCE Music Style and Composition, Music Performance, Music Investigation and VCE VET Music Industry (Performance). Only original compositions created or performed for a graded assessment task in 2020 will be considered.

Students of VCE Music Performance, Music Investigation and VCE VET Music Industry (Performance) must apply to be selected Top Class Sound, while VCE Music Style and Composition works will be selected from A or A+ Externally-assessed Tasks. The VCAA will then contact students to confirm that a high quality live performance of the work can be organised. 

Dance Novamente, Alice Mountfort Hurwood

Performed by:

Alice Hurwood | Violoncello

Noah Lawrence | Violoncello

Ji Woo Yoon | Violoncello


El tango del gato y el pájarSidra Nissen

Performed by:

Lily Flynn | Voice

Ezra Uxó Williams | Violin

Jean Leibel | Violin

Lachlan McKie | Viola

Alice Mountfort Hurwood | Violoncello

Caleb Wilson | Castanets

Quinn Knight | Congas

Ian Damman | Clave

Michael De Huy | Guiro


Quasi ModoLily Flynn

 Performed by:

Michael De Huy | Piano

Ezra Uxó Williams | Violin

Javan Yang | Violin

Lachlan McKie | Viola

Ji Woo Yoon | Violoncello


TOP CLASS THEATRE STUDIES AND DRAMA 2021

  • Tia McAllen
  • Pascale Fester
  • Erin Kenworthy
  • Alfie Baker

The Top Acts concert features a representative sample of performers from Top Class Drama, Theatre Studies, Dance, Sound and Music, as well as a few highlights from Top Screen and Top Arts. Unlike Top Class which is presented as a part-concert, part-masterclass event, Top Acts is a fully produced concert with a dedicated Artistic Director – a celebration of amazing work created by talented young performing artists. These three works are amongst just 18 pieces selected for Top Acts, highlights from amongst 150 captivating works presented across the Top Class series.

 

TOP CLASS DANCE 2021 

VCASS is delighted to inform you that Sherylee Campbell performed her VCE Composition Solo from 2020 in Top Class Dance 2021, part of the VCE Season of Excellence. 

 

TOP ARTS 2021 

Celebrating over 26 years at the NGV, Top Arts is an ever-popular annual exhibition presenting the exceptional and thought-provoking work of VCE Art and VCE Studio Arts students undertaking the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). Drawn from a range of media, topics, schools and students, Top Arts is part of the Victorian and Curriculum and Assessment Authority’s annual VCE Season of Excellence. This year three VCASS students were represented. Madeleine Colt, Sarah Jajou and Kyparisia (Paris) Karahalios.

 

TOP SCREEN 2021 

Top Screen celebrates the work and creative processes of Victoria’s next generation of filmmakers. Congratulations Blair Smith.

Return to all news
Retrieving Instagram posts for account 'vcasecondaryschool'... Cron job started: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 12:25:13 +1100 Connecting to Instagram API... FAILURE: Could not connect to Instagram feed for parsing.