Entries awaited for music competition for beginners

2016-03-31 06:00
<Previous winners of the Grade 1 category (from left) Anke Scheffer, Lize Müller and Kelsey-Rose Massart-Burns.  Photo: SUPPLIED

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The regional branch of the South African Society of Music Teachers (SASMT) will be hosting its annual Mini Maestros music competition in Despatch during June.

The competition focuses on music pupils between the ages of 5 and 13 years who are in the beginner, initial and Grade 1 phases of musical tuition.

Each participant will receive a certificate and a report sheet characterised by clear and constructive feedback.

“As the SASMT-committee consists of music educators committed to the idea of music education as a holistic and ever- evolving process, the competition will steer away from distinguishing between ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ in determining medallists,” said Nicky Bosman from SASMT Port Elizabeth.

“The emphasis will, instead, lie on awarding particularly commendable performance aspects. Medals will therefore, for instance, be given for ‘The Most Enjoyable Performance’ or ‘The Best Stage Presence’.”

The Committee therefore encourages all music teachers from Mandela Bay Metro, Cacadu District and even the Sundays River areas, to enter their budding musicians.

Admission to the competition is free and refreshments will be sold at the event.

The competition is made possible through the generous sponsorship from Grootendorst Bakery and Petronella Catering and Fine Dining. It will be hosted at the Laerskool Frans Conradie school hall in Despatch on June 4th. The deadline for entries is May 4th.

  • For more information and to obtain entry forms, please contact Nicky Bosman 041 504 4235.

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