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Bravo! 2013 Term 1&2 Student Results

August 5, 2013

AMS students did some exciting things in the first half of 2013.

Here are a few highlights…. Bravo everyone! 

Jay Newman – Music Scholarship to St Andrew’s Cathedral School for year 7, 2014

Rebecca Colwell – AMS Scholarship for term 3, 2013. (This is awarded by the AMS staff based on ability and diligence!)

Remi Owen – acclaimed in the role of Bernado in the Sydney Grammar production of West Side Story

Marley Farrar – awarded ‘Musical student of the week’ from 180 students in K-2 at Cranbrook School

Rafi Owen & Remi Owen – toured Tasmania with Gondwana Singers during the July holidays, including a performance at ‘Festival of Voices’. Rafi is now rehearsing with the Sydney Children’s Boys Choir, Sydney Philharmonia and Sydney Symphony for ‘Lord of the Rings’ (in which he will be singing in Elvish!)

Chloe Marshall – toured as a vocalist with ‘The Todd McKenney’ Show during term 2

Tali Greenfield – 1st place in under 10 Australian Composer & HC in under 10 20th Century in the Piano sections of the Sydney Eisteddfod

Liam Strang – 3rd place in the 14 & under Composition section of the Sydney Eisteddfod

Maddie Stead – 2nd place in Sacred Solo 9yrs, 3rd place in Ballad 9 yrs, HC in Pop 9 yrs in the vocal sections of the Northern Beaches Eisteddfod

Tilly Madder – 1st place in Contemporary Ballad 11yrs, 1st place in Classical Character Song in Costume 12 yrs, 2nd place in Sacred solo 11yrs, 3rd place in Contemporary Championship 12 yrs, HC in Pop 12 yrs, HC in Classical Championship 14yrs in the Vocal Sections of the Northern Beaches Eisteddfod

Amber Boyden –featured drummer in the SCEGGS Darlinghurst Primary Rock Eisteddfod. Amber’s band was then selected as the only Rock item to compete in the Primary Eisteddfod Highlights Concert, in which they won an acknowledgement award & received thunderous applause!

And, it’s not exactly musical news… but…. During term 2 AMS Advanced student Isaac Madder received a scholarship to attend the Houston Ballet Academy 6 week summer school, from which he has just returned. While he was there, Zac was offered a full scholarship to return to Houston to continue his studies. Zac is now 16 years old & has been an AMS student since the age of 3. He has been involved in countless AMS camps & eisteddfods during his many years in both Miss Samantha’s and more recently Miss Michelle’s classes. Good luck Zac. Class will be very quiet without you…..

Lots of our students did brilliantly in Music Exams in term 2:


Tali Greenfield, Graziella Purnama, Sofia Virago, Eesha Singh, Kerri Wainstein, Paris New, Angus Lewis, Thomas McGrath, Talia Kaplan, Gabriel Kidston, Ezra Hersch, Ethan Couch, Monique van den Blink, Todd Miller, Kate Osborne, Aaron Valdy, Elaine Cabansag, Olivia Driscoll, Isabella McIntosh, Kitty Zusak, Kate Cottier,Lucy Milner, Carmen Ossimitz, Samuel Brew, Abby Swan, Chloe Ng, Alia Coffey, Karen Lau, Alex Simec, Jasmine Ong, Vivien Fainerman, Jess Kennedy, Sam Dunn, Nathan Chung, Olivia Hung, Kate Law, Samuel Lightfoot, Amelia Shariff, Christopher Goodman, Nicholas Pineiro, Hayley Gunsberger, Jake Fleischer, Tallulah Simpson, Ari Merten 

Special mention A+ results

Maya Foreman, James Walsh, Lucy Boyd-Clark, Rebecca Colwell, Rhys Shariff, Talia Kaplan,

Robert Patterson, Aidan Eccleshall

Other Instruments

Courtney Coates Grade 7 flute A+, Taran Talbot Preliminary Violin A+, Jay Newman Grade 5 Euphonium A


Grade 1

With Honours: Dominic Kerin, Chloe Marshall

With High Disctinction: Aidan Eccleshall, Jessica Wong, Emma Dunn, Elysse Choy (100%), Eve Fernando (100%), Natalie Newman (100%), Eddie Langford (100%), James Boyd-Clark (100%), Eleanor Tanou (100%)

Grade 3

With Honours: George Machado, Cato Ayyar, Eden Dorra, Henrietta Burns

With High Distinction: Josh Amoils, Liam Strang, Courtney Coates, Rafi Owen

Grade 5 Musicianship

With Honours: Liam Patterson

More theory and piano exams coming up in the 2nd half of the year… onwards & upwards!