Ensemble Workshop: Launceston - Sun 26 May

Sunday 26 May, 2019
Scotch Oakburn College, Music Centre, 85 Penquite Road, Newstead, Launceston
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Karen Kyriakou
Discounts apply for multiple workshops

Make music, new friends, and develop your ensemble skills in this brand new workshop series. Parents are invited to join us for the final 30 minutes of the workshop to hear a taste of what has been learnt through the day.

All band and orchestral instrumentalists welcome! Music will be aimed at Music Grade 2+. Read more about the Ensemble Workshop Series here.

We'd love to invite music teachers to come along to any of the Ensemble Workshops. Join us to experience each guest mentor's methods for ensemble rehearsals. Places are limited so please email Lauren Foreman to register, including your name, instrument (if relevant), which workshop/s you would like to attend, and please attach a copy of your working with vulnerable people check - info@tyo.org.au.

This workshop's special guest mentor conductor is Karen Kyriakou, who is a violinist and composer/arranger. Karen regularly presents workshops with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Musica Viva and ANAM. 

Karen Kyriakou

Karen Kyriakou’s work as an educator, facilitator, violinist, and composer/arranger is underpinned by her passion for music’s unique capacity to unite and inspire. She works broadly in the area of music education, with students from kindergarten to tertiary level. Karen holds a Bachelor of Music Education (Sec) and a Masters of Music Education.

With over 25 years experience in the field, Karen is renowned for her ever-innovative approach to music education. She is in demand as a presenter and workshop facilitator with many of Australia’s leading arts organisations including the MSO, Musica Viva and ANAM, and delivers professional learning seminars to teachers of all levels of skill and experience. Driven by her special interest in supporting young people to achieve beyond their expectations, Karen is a long-time Artist in Residence in schools for children with additional needs. She was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2012 to support her studies in the area of Music and the Deaf.

In 2018, Karen released her teachers manual ‘Strings Together’ which provides activities for string teachers who work in the group and ensemble setting, with a focus on composition and aural exploration. A staunch advocate of lifelong learning, Karen regularly presents at industry conferences, championing creative music making and inclusive music education.

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