Piano Associate Exam Preparation Workshop
AMEB Federal Diploma Examiners Mark McGee and Elizabeth Mitchell will discuss the attributes of a successful Associate Piano examination performance. Through the interactive workshop, teachers will develop a stronger understanding of the syllabus objectives and gain a deeper appreciation of the technical and artistic demands of the Associate examination. Preparation for the General Knowledge section of the examination will also be covered.
As this is a professional development opportunity, Statements of Attendance will be provided to teachers on the day. The workshop will commence at 2.00pm and conclude and 5.00pm with a short break for afternoon tea.
This workshop is open to teachers and candidates over the age of eighteen. Note that discussion will be limited to Associate Piano repertoire.
Sunday 27 August 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Camberwell Grammar School
Workshop Fee $55 (Inc. GST)
Dr Mark McGee DMA, MMus, BMus (Hons), GradDipEd, FTCL, LMusA, STAT
Eminent pianist, chamber musician and pedagogue, Dr Mark McGee holds the position of Assistant Director of Music at St Kevin’s College, Melbourne. Mark also teaches piano at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and is Deputy Chair of AMEB Victoria’s Piano Examinations Advisory Committee. Mark’s exposure to the teaching of distinguished musicians during his studies has been central to the development of his playing and his philosophy of teaching.
Mark is an AMEB Federal Examiner and will be co-presenting the Piano Associate Exam Preparation workshop with Elizabeth Mitchell on 27 August 2017.
Elizabeth Mitchell MMus (Melb), Concert Recital Dip (Lond), LMusA
Elizabeth Mitchell holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in performance from the University of Melbourne, plus the Concert Recital Diploma (Premier Prix) from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. Returning to Australia in 1983 after four years of overseas study, Elizabeth combined regular performances as a soloist and chamber musician, with a teaching practice embracing all ages and levels of development. Elizabeth has worked in the tertiary environment for over thirty years and is now a Senior Lecturer in Piano at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne. She has extensive experience coordinating tertiary academic programs, and coordinated the Bachelor of Music Performance (Hons) for over ten years. A profound interest in studio teaching and the training of instrumental teachers has resulted in Elizabeth’s involvement in the Master of Music (Performance Teaching) degree. She has developed new subjects for keyboard players in this course and has for many years worked towards improving the standard of private teaching in the community. To this end she has given workshops and masterclasses to teachers and students throughout Australia and internationally. Elizabeth has had a long association with the Australian Music Examinations Board and is currently a Board Member (Vic), Chair of the Examinations Advisory Committee (Vic), Chair of Teaching Diplomas (Vic) and a Federal Examiner in both practical and written areas. The Victorian Music Teachers’ Association is another organisation with which Elizabeth is greatly involved. She is a current Council member, Life Member and former President, and is researching the history of the Association.