New Queensland Representative: Cynthia Delaney
As recently-appointed ANZCA Music Examinations State Representative for Queensland, I would like to introduce myself and give you some background as to how I have been given this exciting role.
My name is Cynthia Delaney and I live in the beautiful Whitsundays. I have been a music teacher since I was 16 (46 years!). I have been ANZCA's local representative for Mackay and district for over 20 years, and have enjoyed working with many wonderful teachers, examiners and students during that time. I currently have 40 piano students in my teaching studio, and am Instrumental Coordinator for a large private school in our area, with six instrumental teachers under my directorship. I am very passionate about the opportunities offered to students through ANZCA, as our exam system sets children up to enjoy the music they learn, to entertain family, friends and the wider community with lovely fresh music, and encourages teachers to try new methods and genres.
While ANZCA is only "young" compared to some of the other music examining bodies in Australia, it is recognized by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority equally with the older examination boards. ANZCA packs a powerful punch, with various syllabuses being offered in both the traditional classical and modern streams and updated every three years to include the latest musical trends and upcoming Australian and international composers.
I feel sometimes that ANZCA must be Australasia's best kept secret! As State Rep for Queensland I want to touch base with all the hardworking local reps, to find out the needs for your area. I will be in touch with you all before the year's end, but if you would like to contact me at any time to discuss any ANZCA Rep issues, please feel free to phone me on 0407 035 963 or email me at email@example.com .
I believe in TEAM work... Together Everyone Achieves Much... So go TEAM!!
ATDA, A.T.Mus.A., Cert. Kodály Ed., Qld. State Representative
Jazz Syllabus, Level 1
The first level of ANZCA's Jazz Syllabus is set for release in coming weeks.
Available for flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet and trombone, Level 1 contains 16 original compositions by Christopher Norton, with performance advice by ANZCA Board Director Doug McGregor. Each book includes solo parts and piano accompaniment scores, and professionally-prepared backing tracks for all pieces will be available to download from the ANZCA website.
Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more information.