Musical excellence at Scotch Oakburn

Scotch Oakburn students have achieved outstanding results in 2016 Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) results.

Students were examined in a range of instruments, including clarinet, euphonium, flute, French horn, piano, trombone, trumpet, singing and violin.

Principal Andy Müller congratulated all students who took part.

“Music is an integral part of the fabric of Scotch Oakburn with an extensive range of opportunities designed to encourage students to develop their skills and become life-long learners,” he said.

“Students have the opportunity to perform and challenge themselves as members of the College’s various orchestras, bands, ensembles and choirs, led by an outstanding team of dedicated and enthusiastic teachers and visiting tutors.”

Participation in Arts programs such as Music are recognised as having wide-ranging academic and social benefits.

“Students learn about teamwork, resilience, self-esteem and leadership,” Mr Müller added.

“I am delighted in the growth in participation and the quality of our music program and particularly congratulate those who excelled with their instrument in the AMEB exams.”

AMEB results indicate student achievement against a national standard.

The following Scotch Oakburn students received the highest mark possible – an A+: Lucy Chesterman (singing, musical theatre grade 2); Lauren Gleeson (flute, preliminary); Eilidh Hamilton (singing, musical theatre preliminary); Holiday Holcombe-James (piano, piano for leisure preliminary); Abirami Raj (flute, grade 3).