Sounds Across Oceans is music-making holiday program suitable for children age 10 and older held at the Queensland Multicultural Centre in Kangaroo Point from January 18-23. Suitable to all levels, the aim of this workshop is to establish a framework for exploring the boundless nature of music while having lots of fun in the process.


This highly educational program is an opportunity for young musicians to team up with some of Queensland’s finest musicians bringing together young aspiring musicians, world music specialists, innovative jazz and classical musicians to thread musical forms and sounds from across the globe to create new music. Kids must bring their own instruments and the week will culminate in a special performance giving young people the opportunity to perform to new audiences.


Sounds Across Oceans is co-presented by BEMAC and renown local artist Anthony Garcia in collaboration with an amazing group of facilitators:

Dr Ian O’Brien – Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and permanent Principal musician with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra for over 15 years.

Katherine Philp – She is currently the principal cellist of Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata of St Johns and member of the Kurilpa String Quartet and the contemporary music ensemble Kupka’s Piano. Katherine is also an experienced educator.

Ruth Ghee – A Torres Strait (Mer), South Sea (Ambrum) Islands and Aboriginal (Kabi Kabi) woman and community leader who’s passion and work focuses on preserving Australian Indigenous languages through music. Ruth is currently involved in a number of community choirs and also manages her band “The Verandah ChiX” who perform regulary at community events and festival in and around Brisbane.

Getano Bann – Singer, songwriter, storyteller and qualified music therapist from Mackay for whom music, dance, storytelling and humour were an influential and integral part of his childhood, growing up in an extended Torres Strait Islander Family.

Dheeraj Shrestha – Internationally acclaimed tabla percussionist recognized as the foremost Nepalese born tabla percussionist in Australia. He currently teaches at the Queensland Conservatorium.

Anthony Garcia – His passion for teaching, sharing ideas and collaborating has led to the development of innovative education programs that foster inclusivity, intercultural experimentation, improvisation and composition embracing diverse cultural connections and contemporary experimentation. His musical journey includes acclaimed recordings with didgeridoo master William Barton and Latin harpist Sandra Real.


Event Details

WHEN // 18 – 23 January from 9am to 4pm

WHERE // The Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point

COST // Single $275 Siblings $450 for the full 5-day program. Includes morning tea/lunch/afternoon tea.

BOOKINGS & MORE INFO // http://bit.ly/1KVWjiG


Visit www.bemac.org.au




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