Music

Music

Emmanuel College offers one of the most comprehensive music programs on the Gold Coast. Our dedicated staff, passionate students, broad music curriculum and professional, industry standard facilities, have produced a dynamic department of which we are very proud.

Music is more than just placing notes together to create a harmonious sound. Music is also about communicating ideas, beliefs and feelings. Our music program strives to give our students many opportunities to express these ideas through rehearsals, workshops, competitions and performances.

Students at Emmanuel College have opportunities to participate in a wide variety of bands and choirs of varying genres, styles and abilities. Many of our Year 12 graduates choose to continue their music studies at a tertiary level and we believe that our music program greatly assists in preparing them for further study in their instrument of choice. 

Our Instrumental Music Program provides the opportunity for students at Emmanuel College to perform in a range of large and small ensembles such as string ensembles, concert bands, stage bands and a variety of smaller ensembles as well, which include:

  • Junior Concert Band
  • Junior String Orchestra's
  • Junior Stage Band
  • Senior Concert Band
  • Senior Wind Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra (seasonal),
  • Intermediate Concert Band
  • Emmanuel Big Band
  • Jazz Ensembles
  • Senior String Orchestra
  • String Ensembles
Emmanuel College offers an extensive Choral Music Program which extends from Year 2 to Year 12 and includes the following choirs:

  • Emmanuel Mini Minors - for girls and boys in Year 2
  • Emmanuel Singers - for girls and boys in Years 3 - 4
  • Junior Choir - for girls in Years 4 - 6 (combines with Boys’ Chorus for performances)
  • Boys’ Chorus - for boys in Years 4 - 6
  • Grace Notes (Choral Excellence Program) - for girls in Years 7 - 12
  • Emmanuel Chorus - for girls and boys in Years 7-12
  • Emmanuel College Vivace - for Senior School students (auditioned)

All students in the Choral or Instrumental Music Programmes will have the opportunity to develop their musicianship through performing an exciting range of repertoire. This repertoire is designed to both extend them musically and expose them to a variety of musical styles. 

The Emmanuel College music department boasts state of the art facilities including:

  • The Emmanuel College Theatre
  • A professional recording studio
  • Sound proof rehearsal and tuition rooms

For more information regarding music at Emmanuel College, please contact the Director of Music Performance:

Mr Andrew Tuppen
07 5561 4084
atuppen@emmanuel.qld.edu.au