Nick Parnell Masterclass – Thursday 26th May

Parnell_masterclassPercussion Master-Class

Learn from Australia’s leading vibraphonist and percussionist all about the latest playing techniques in this interactive master-class. It covers topics from how to get started on playing tuned percussion instruments through to the latest mallet techniques. Whether you play percussion in a school band, play piano or drums at home, or are interested in learning for the first time, this class will give you detailed tips on how to sound the best you can!


Age Suitability: Age 5 – 100

Ideal for: Percussionists, drummers, piano players and anyone interested in percussion

Duration: 50 mins

Cost: $10

About Nick Parnell

Born in the Australian outback, Nick Parnell began teaching himself drums in his parents’ sheep shearing shed at the age of ten. Such humble beginnings ignited a passion in Parnell that has led to accolades including first place in the International Melbourne Percussion Competition, a Centenary of Federation Medal awarded by the Australian Government and the Dame Roma Mitchell Churchill Fellowship. He holds a Ph.D. in performance from the University of Adelaide.


Music Mayhem with Simon Tedeschi

TedescMusicMayhemhi brings his love of music and the piano to K-6 primary students. In this 50 minute performance of well-known classical and jazz works and on-the-fly improvisation, Simon shares a light introduction to some musical concepts, funny stories from his childhood and even some music from popular children’s shows.

Saturday 7th May, 10am


Gosling Creek Visit

Head of Vocal Studies, Samantha Bartholomeusz took the Little Singers to Gosling Creek Aged Care Facility to perform for the residents. This is just one of the many performances that the ORC offer to the Orange community. We also host singing workshops at the facility on a fortnightly basis.

Upcoming events

May 2016 offers a variety of events, just look at the list below.

Grand Western Tour – Jazz and Wind concert from Sydney Conservatorium

Simon Tedeschi Piano Recital

Music Mayhem – Simon Tedeschi’s concert for kids

Jane Rutter Flute Masterclass

Nick Parnell Percussion Concert & Workshop

Choral Gala – Featuring Vivaldi’s Gloria.