Our mantra “an ensemble for every musician”
At Scotch, we believe it’s imperative for all of our musicians to regularly play as part of an ensemble. Playing in an ensemble is the means through which the social and interactive nature of learning a musical instrument is developed; it is an essential aspect of being a musician.
Our ensemble programme is extensive and ensembles are directed by some of the finest musicians, conductors and music educators in Western Australia. We’re proud to offer our students access to such a great learning environment.
At Scotch, we operate a two-tiered ensemble structure:
Tier 1: Core Ensembles
Tier 2: Elective Ensembles
All music students must participate in a core ensemble applicable to their primary instrument of study.
- For all woodwind and brass players, and percussionists: one of the Concert Band ensembles
- For all string players: one of the Orchestras
- For all singers and vocalists: Massed Choir
Music students may elect to participate in an elective ensemble applicable to any instrument of study, provided they are currently learning that instrument.
- Jazz (large ensembles and small combos)
- Contemporary Bands
- Vocal Ensembles
- Piano (several pianos many hands)
- Guitar Ensembles
- Chamber Groups