Music to the ears of camp students

Alana Cameron, 16, is looking forward to the Border Music Camp, which starts June 29 — “it’s a great way to  develop music  skills,” she says.  Picture: TARA GOONAN

Alana Cameron, 16, is looking forward to the Border Music Camp, which starts June 29 — “it’s a great way to develop music skills,” she says. Picture: TARA GOONAN

MORE than 200 students are set to take part in the 40th Border Music Camp.

The week-long event, which is held at The Scots School, aims to improve the musical abilities of attendees.

Alana Cameron, a 16-year-old pianist, has taken part in the camp six times and said there was always a positive atmosphere.

“It’s a really good camp and it’s a great way to develop music skills,” she said.

“We have individual tutors and group sessions and we learn a lot throughout the week.”

Alana has played piano since age five and recently started to learn the guitar.

While there are 32 cello players who will attend the music camp, organisers are seeking people who play other instruments.

The camp does not have a bassoon player, and needs flute, clarinet, percussion, saxophone and viola players to achieve a balance in the orchestras.

Publicity officer Sue Pringle said people aged eight and above would attend the week-long camp, which starts June 29.

“There are young people and adults from across the country who come to be together at the event,” she said.

“They have a lot of fun and it’s a chance for people to share a love of music.”

There will be public concerts on July 4 and 5.

Visit bordermusiccamp.org.au or phone Margie on 0412 711 819.

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