12/8/20 - CANCELLED due to Covid 19- Jude Huxtable returns to tutor our August meeting.
Jude is an active member of the Society as well as being an excellent performer and inspiring teacher.
5/9/20 - CANCELLED Owing to Covid 19 - Bundanoon Workshop 5/6 September
Another weekend of great learning and playing. Tutors-Ruth Wilkinson, Hans-Dieter Michatz and Jude Huxtable. Workshop begins at 9:30 after registration in the school. Book now to secure an ensuite room at the hotel.
14/10/20 - CANCELLED due to Covid-19 Susan Sukkar will bring her usual enthusiasm to our October meeting.
Susan Sukkar has had a long and varied career as a music educator, working across early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. This includes an extensive association with the recorder, performing professionally with many ensembles in Australia and overseas. Susan holds Bachelor and Master of Education degrees and studied recorder at post-graduate level at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Royal Conservatorium Den Haag, The Netherlands.
Susan has been an active supporter of school recorder programs for many years, directing ensembles from infants in schools through to judging high school students studying recorder for the Higher School Certificate. Susan was a lecturer in Primary Music Education for several years at the University of Western Sydney and more recently at the University of Technology Sydney. She has also conducted professional music workshops for Musica Viva. As artistic director of this festival she is actively engaged in commissioning new repertoire for both recorders and strings from a growing number of talented Australian composers including in recent years Tracy Burjan, Brian Buggy, Alex Cronin, Adrian Mansukhani, Alex Pringle, Nicholas Tester, Andrew Robertson, Dan Walker and Stephen Chin.
In 2014 Susan was the recipient of the Alan Laughlin Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership from the Australian College of Educators. In 2018 Susan completed her AMusA on recorder, just for the fun of it!