On Wednesday 15 June our boys were fortunate enough to have a workshop with the NZTrio.åÊ The music students and Level 2 Business Studies class had the pleasure of listening to the NZTrioÛªs music – Justine Cormack (violin), Ashley Brown (cello), and Sarah Watkins (piano).åÊ During the workshop the students learned more about the practicalities of turning a passion into a product, with interactive challenges that got the students thinking with their hearts about branding, marketing, partnerships, and many of the less obvious career opportunities that await them.åÊ The presentation was led by the TrioÛªs Managers (Vanessa Zigliani and Susan Nelson).åÊ
What our students had to say:
- They were inspiring and eye opening on how entrepreneurship can work and be applied to a music business åÊ
- Our experience of the charitable organisation known as NZTrio, was amazing. We heard three different instruments complimenting each other. It was upbeat and an interesting take on music.
- Today we listened and watched NZ Trio perform and teach us about their business. It was good getting inside a business in the real world and how we can relate it to ourselves and our market day business. This made us look deeper into our business and how we can improve and maximise our potential in the businessÛª success.
- Prior to this workshop, I had minimal interest in classical music. Once viewing their performances, my interest grew, as it made me realise how much work and effort is put into performing such music. What I found most interesting was their relationship network, as it made me realise how much organisation goes into such a business. åÊåÊ
What our new Head of Music, Mr Nino Sloser, had to say:
On 15 June 2016 , Year 12 students from the music and the business departments joined in the Auditorium to attend a workshop with a special guest ÛÒ NZ Trio. The workshop was organised by Mrs Sonia Collins whose idea to combine business and culture was a great success. Students were engaged in listening to performances and the presentation of the ensembles Û÷behind the scenesÛª stories. Through the activity with mixed groups of students from both departments, they came up with original ideas for their own projects. The workshop has been highly useful for music and business students. They have been given an opportunity to experience both the performative and the management side of a successful musical ensemble, whose members not only perform on the highest level, but also think outside the square and emphasise the importance of promoting New Zealand music. åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊåÊ