Music camp to advance local talent 


A joint initiative between the Centre for Youth Music (CDU) and the Northern Territory Music School (NT DEET) is giving 50 young Territory music students an opportunity of a lifetime this weekend.

The first time partnership will see numerous teachers and musicians from the NT and interstate, together with 15 professional musicians from the Australian Army, donate their services and expertise to a unique residential camp aimed at fostering local musical talent.

The Australian Army contingent will include Head of Army Music Australia, the highly acclaimed Lieutenant Colonel Pickering. The camp will also feature a guest conduct and Sydney based musician Frank Rugers and Melbourne trained jazz dynamo Martin Corcoran.

Students, teachers and musicians will journey to the picturesque Lake Bennett on Friday 2 May for the camp which will also incorporate a variety of other activities including, canoeing, swimming, quiz night and a dance as well as lots of music.

A generous donation by Casuarina Branch of Lions Australia has assisted in making the camp possible.

“We’re all really looking forward to having the opportunity to be totally surrounded by music and other musicians for the whole long weekend as well as canoeing”, say Jessie Spargo a 15 year old student who is attending the camp.

The music camp will culminate in a concert to be held at Charles Darwin University’s Theatre on Monday 5 May at 4pm. All are welcome to come along.