Music Matters

Kickstart Music Camp 3 and 4 March

To kickstart our music ensemble program for 2023, we will launch our inaugural Kickstart Music Camp next week. We will be holding rehearsals and workshops over the afternoon of Friday 3 March and all day on Saturday 4 March at Tintern Grammar (i.e. it is an onsite ‘camp’, not a sleepover). All students must attend their relevant ensemble rehearsals, as this is vital extended rehearsal time to get our ensembles up and running with some solid rehearsal time early in the year. Much learning of new repertoire will be taking place in readiness for our Semester 1 performances.

Students will be in uniform on the Friday but may wear casual clothes on the Saturday. Students must wear a black shirt on Saturday for the famous Camp Photo!

Ensembles Required

  • Intermediate Choir
  • Senior Girls’ Chamber Choir
  • Concert Choir
  • Senior Jazz Band
  • Blue Combo
  • Intermediate Jazz Band
  • Concert Band
  • Wind Symphony
  • Scrolls String Orchestra
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Symphony Orchestra

FREE CONCERT: Come and hear our talented Music Staff performing in the CM Wood Centre at 7.00pm on Friday 3 March. This free concert is open to all Music Campers, friends , family members and members of the community. See our voice teacher, Tori, accompanying herself with a looping device. Watch all sorts of music teachers playing various instruments in the staff percussion ensemble! Hear a beautiful cello and harp duet. There will be something for everyone! The concert will conclude by 8.00pm, which will coincide with the end of Music Camp for that day.


Join our friendly Friends of Music (FOM) Committee

The Music Staff and Students are grateful for the ongoing support of the wonderful parents on our Friends of Music committee.  FOM welcome new members to join and support the activities of our Tintern musicians through fundraising and also providing services such as serving tea and coffee at concerts and assisting us at Music Camp. The first meeting and AGM for 2023 is this evening, Tuesday 21 February at 7pm in the CM Wood Centre Common Room and any interested parents/friends are welcome to take the opportunity to meet the committee and consider joining this fun-loving team. Musical ability is not a pre-requisite!

If you would like more information or would like to join the committee please contact


Auditions in Term 2 for Annual Music Scholarships

Eligible music students in Years 5 to 12 are invited to apply for the following Music awards:

Ilma Kelson Music Scholar Awards

–  Outstanding Senior Performer (Years 7-12)
–  Two Encouragement Awards for students learning ‘desirable’ instruments for the orchestral program at Tintern Grammar (Years 5-12)

Penelope Thwaites Music Awards
 – Performance of an Australian Composition Award (Years 5-12)
 – Original Composition Award (Years 7-12)

Application forms are available by clicking on this link , from the Music Office or by contacting Applications close 31 March 2023.




2023 Term Dates