Music & Drama achievements
Instrumental Music Program (MLPC)
There is a great deal of excitement at Martin Luther Campus as students begin the challenge and joy of learning to play an instrument. We are grateful to the Instrumental Music teachers from Redlands Campus who coordinate this entire program from organising the testing for scholarship students to arranging lessons and the selection of suitable instruments for each student and the qualified teachers to take the lessons. The College has two programs in place to enable students to learn an instrument.
Up to 10 Students in Year 3 are selected to learn the violin and up to 20 students from Years 4 & 5 are selected to learn one of the following instruments; flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium or a percussion instrument.
Year 6 students are included in the second round of offers, remembering they may have had the opportunity in Years 4 & 5. As part of the scholarship program students have to make a commitment to learn the instrument for twelve months and therefore have the use of an instrument for this period. They have lessons in small groups and pay for the tuition fees.
Instrumental Music Tuition:
Instrumental music tuition is available to all students on an individual lesson basis. Students need to provide their own instrument and will receive one lesson per week. Currently the fees are $29.00 per half-hour lesson. If you require more details forms are available from the office.
Where possible, students learning to play an instrument will be actively encouraged to take part in the College's instrumental ensemble program
Concordia Lutheran College has a Centre for Excellence in the Performing Arts, building on a fine tradition developed over many years by dedicated teachers and students. Performing Arts encompasses Vocal and Instrumental Music, Speech and Drama.
The aim of the Centre's staff is to teach students, not only to perform very well, but also to develop the social and personal skills so necessary in their lives. The Centre was created to provide the best possible environment for students to be nurtured, encouraged and challenged in the performing arts.
Concordia's performing arts teachers are highly-experienced, several being well-known as artists in their own right and part-time lecturers at the University of Southern Queensland.
Traditionally, Concordia's strengths are in choral music, music theatre (our regular Musicals are eagerly anticipated in the community), speech and drama. Our concert and stage bands and small ensembles perform regularly for appreciative audiences.
Concordia's students perform successfully as individuals and groups in competitions such as the Queensland Festival of Music and the Toowoomba Eisteddfod. They serve the community through music tours and involvement in local events and worship services.
There are many other co-curricular activities available at Concordia Lutheran College which allow students to develop special interests and talents. These include: debating, public speaking, charity committees, art extension, chess, Interact, Pedal Prix and F1 Challenge.
Private tuition is available in piano, pipe organ, strings, brass, woodwind, percussion, voice, guitar, theory and musicianship. Enquiries regarding commencement of instrumental tuition should be directed to the Head of Arts.
Music & Drama News & Achievements
The Redlands Campus Arts Department is very excited to announce that the College Musical for 2013 is Godspell. Auditions for singers, dancers and actors are already underway and the cast will soon be announced for the show which will be staged at HumeRidge Church of Christ on Friday 19 April and Saturday 20 April.
One of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time, Godspell is based primarily on the Gospel according to St Matthew. Featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, Godspell boasts a string of well-known songs, led by the international hit, "Day By Day".
Tickets will be available early in March. Make sure you mark the dates on your calendar - we look forward to seeing you there!
HOD - The Arts