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Night of Jazz

This year for Siena’s Night of Jazz we are delighted to have Tamara Murphy as the special guest artist working with our students. Tamara is a versatile bassist and composer, known for her solid groove playing and lyrical solo ability. She performs regularly with many leading contemporary jazz and pop musicians in Australia. Tamara has also received numerous grants to record her music and studied in the US and Canada. 

For further information about Tamara Murphy visit

Siena’s Night of Jazz will feature our Stage Band, Sisters of Swing, Groove Train, Junior Jammers and soloists held on the 27 March at the Manningham Hotel. Our ensembles have been rehearsing very hard for this event and the upcoming Generations in Jazz Tour.  Please click on the image below to book tickets.


Music Department Dates Fridge Magnets

This year we will be distributing our new Music Department Dates fridge magnets to students (one per family) at ensemble rehearsals. Students who may have missed out can collect one from the Music office. Please note some music dates including the Victorian School Music Festival dates, workshops and masterclasses have not been included because the dates were not available at the time of printing. 

Instrumental Music Lessons

The Music department has been abuzz with excitement the past few weeks with new students attending their first Instrumental Music lessons. We have had students take up string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments along with voice, piano and guitar. The Junior Ensembles have all started rehearsing and we encourage families to be supportive as our young musicians set up their home learning routine. The joys of the first noises of music making should be enjoyed and remembered as they won’t last long. Parents are asked to support their daughters by reviewing the music diaries and taking an interest in their music 

Any students who still wish to learn an instrument are asked to return their enrolment forms to the music office as soon as possible. 

Term 1 Music Dates

Date Event Students involved Venue
15 March
6.00pm - 8.30pm
Back to Siena Senior String ensemble, Folkus, selected soloists, cantor Siena College Cloisters
18 March
3.30pm - 6.30pm
Generations in Jazz
Vocal Workshop
Canti Dolce Music department
19 March
9.00am - 4.00pm
VCAA Top Class VCE
Music Classroom
VCE Music Performance class Melbourne Recital Centre
27 March
Siena's Night of Jazz Stage Band, Sisters of Swing, Groove Train, Junior Jammers, Canti Dolce, Soloists Manningham Hotel, Bulleen
Term 2      
29 April Holocaust Prayer Senior Choir, Junior Choir St Dominic's Church
3-5 May Generations in Jazz tour Stage Band, Sisters of Swing, Canti Dolce Mount Gambier



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