The College has a long history of excellence in Music Education. Over the last 25 years, we have been at the forefront of Music Education in QLD.
The music program has a strong influence within the College, and all students from Years 5 to 12 are encouraged to be involved in a large variety of ensembles encompassing many standards, musical styles and genres. Over the last twenty-five years, Ashgrove has been at the forefront of Music Education in Queensland with students successfully participating in numerous performances, national and international tours, camps and competitions as well as playing a vital role in the performing and liturgical life of the College.
The co-curricular program runs in conjunction with an extensive classroom music program. In 2017, there are 7 classes of Senior Music, including two classes of Music Extension.
Tuition is provided by a group of 15 dedicated and talented teachers, many of whom are distinguished performers in their own right. Part and full time members of the music staff give lessons each week on the following instruments:
- Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon & Saxophone
- Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium & Tuba
- Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass
- Tuned & Untuned percussion
- Guitar, Piano and Voice
Old Boys of the College have gone on to perform, record and compose professionally with various national and international classical, jazz and rock artists and ensembles including the Berlin Philharmonic, The Paris Opera Orchestra, Nigel Kennedy, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Queensland Symphony Orchestra, The Ten Tenors, James Morrison and rock group Ball Park Music.
Concerts are held both at the College and also at various venues in the Brisbane area. Quite often these concerts are combined featuring ensembles from other schools, as well as groups from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and the Queensland Youth Orchestra.
For more information about our Music Ensembles click here
To view the College Instrumental Music Handbook click here
To view the latest Concert calendar click here