Performing Arts Academies
For the first time in 2013, Mt Albert Grammar School will offer Performing Arts at year 9. New entrants can apply to be in either the Dance or Drama Academy. Please note that selection will be on the basis of submission of an application form and an audition. See below for individual subject descriptions and requirements for entry.
Year 9 Drama Academy
Classes will be mainly practical with physical and vocal acting technique. Students will:
- learn basic drama conventions and elements to help them create their own performances.
- learn to analyse their work and the work of others
- create a performance based on Whanau stories.
Applicants should have some previous experience in performing arts and must want to act. Applicants will need to be prepared to be involved in extra-curricular performances and workshops.
Dr Lilicherie McGregor, e-mail email@example.com
Classes will be mainly practical and students will build a repertoire of dances to perform.
Students will learn basic choreographic principles and techniques to help them make their own dances. Students will learn to analyse their own work and the work of selected choreographers.
Applicants must have dance experience and will need to be prepared to be involved in extra-curricular performances and workshops.
Ms Jacqui Cesan, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
NZ Young Photographer of the Year
|Links to Major Events|
|Hit the Ground Running|
|Annual Music Concert|
|A Search for Unity - Cultural Concert|
|KBB Music Festival|
|Arts Lions & Annual Awards Dinner|
Congratulations to the year 13 student Edward Duncan who has been chosen as the New Zealand Geographic Young Photographer of the Year for 2012.
His image was of a ﬂax weevil in the Marlborough Sounds. The judging panel of professional photographers, Andris Apse, Kim Westerskov, Arno Gasteiger and New Zealand Geographic editor James Frankham, said they were looking for a heart-stopping photo. "It's the image that makes you draw your breath in that is fundamentally an effective picture," said Frankham.
All winning images will be published in the November/December issue of New Zealand Geographic and will be on display at Auckland Museum where the awards ceremony was held on Thursday 25 October. Online galleries are available on the New Zealand Geographic website.
Annual Arts Lions & Awards Dinner - Tuesday 23 October
Congratulations to this year's Arts Lion recipients and the prize winners at the annual Arts Award Dinner.
Arts Lions were awarded to students who display excellence in the visual and performing arts at a special assembly on Friday 19 October.
Cups and certificates for music, drama, dance, art, photography, public speaking and media studies were awarded to students during the annual Arts Award Dinner the following Tuesday.
The dux artium is the top award for best all-round ability, talent and contribution to arts and culture and to curricular and extra-curricular activities. More....
KBB Music Scholarship Success
Congratulations to The Head of Arts Mrs Milica Zjajic-Moon who has won the KBB Music Midwest Scholarship and will travel to Chicago in December for the Midwest Annual Conference
For over 65 years, the Midwest Clinic has helped and inspired music educators in better pursuing their profession. The annual conference is the largest of its kind and 'exists for educational purposes exclusively.' It has attracted some of the best music clinicians, groups from around the world, among others.
The KBB Music Midwest Scholarship is a unique professional development opportunity open to all teachers and directors of concert bands and orchestras in New Zealand. Strongest consideration will be given to those whose attendance is likely to create the greatest benefit to Youth Music in New Zealand. Congratulations to Mrs Zjajic-Moon on being chosen for this prestigious award
Barbershop Choir and Chorus
Our barbershop chorus MAGS Q and MAQS Quartet have both won awards at the Auckland Young Singers in Harmony competition held on Friday 1 June. They have both qualified for the National finals that will be held in Auckland on 26 and 27 September at the Bruce Mason Centre at Takapuna. This is the first time that both of our groups have qualified for the National Finals. Congratulations to all involved.
Unbound Art Exhibition
Work by Megan Laxon
Four accomplished art students from our school were accepted into the Unbound Art Exhibition in Ponsonby.
Using books as the starting point, these emerging artists dissected, decorated and transformed their books into original art works.
The students showed skill and creativity in their designs. They were competing for a position in the Art Exhibition against high school and tertiary students from as far away as Dunedin.
Congratulations to Ruth Lever, Christian Tiatia, Megan Laxon and Samantha Brake on their outstanding achievement. Thanks to Ms Jones and Ms Aleh for supporting their endeavour.
Mosa'ati Mafileo received the runner-up award for the Queen's Jubilee Commonwealth Song Competition. He composed and wrote the original lyrics for "Song for the Queen". The judges and guests from the British High Commission have compared his voice to Elton John's. Mrs. Moon was very proud to be there on Tuesday 13 March, and to also receive $750 for the Music Department.
|Hit the Ground Running - Performing Arts - April 3 & 4 - 2012||Sat, 18 Aug 2012|
|Annual Music Concert - Evening of Love Songs - Thursday 28 June||Sat, 18 Aug 2012|
|Cultural Concert - Tuesday 14 August||Sat, 18 Aug 2012|
|Junior Bytes - Wednesday 15 August||Sat, 18 Aug 2012|
|Arts Alive - Thursday 16 August||Sat, 18 Aug 2012|
|KBB Music Festival||Wed, 29 Aug 2012|
|Arts Awards & Lions - October 2012||Tue, 6 Nov 2012|