Aspiring musicians of all ages and abilities are invited to joins us for a week of fun and music in the beautiful Victorian Alps. Held each January at the Bright Chalet this week long music camp includes accommodation, meals and expert musical tuition in a fun group environment. Develop your ensemble playing and showcase your achievements at the Bright Summer Camp Concert. Extra curricular activities include bike riding, rafting, swimming (all inclusive).
This residential music camp is held at the beautiful Bright Chalet, 113 Delaney Ave Bright. Bright Chalet has accommodation suitable for large groups, holidays, families, couples or the solo traveller from standard rooms to family apartments. Includes buffet style restaurant, swimming pool and sundeck, internet, bike riding, rafting, nature walks plus free parking and more.
There are a number of ensembles for musicians to participate in from beginners to advanced. Time is also allocated for sectional practice and tuition with the relevant instrumental specialists. Individual tuition may be purchased at an extra cost. The week culminates in a concert where the fruits of your musical efforts are showcased to the public.
There are many extracurricular activities to participate in such as swimming, bike riding, nature walks and rafting as well as organised social activities. A full schedule of activities will be available in due course.
Phillipa is one of Australia's preeminent ensemble conductors. She studied trumpet at the Victorian College of the Arts and has enjoyed the teaching of brass luminaries Gordon Webb, Mark Summerbell and Rob Smithies. She has studied conducting with Professor David King and Steve Bastable (UK) as well as Dr Barry Bignell and Brett Kelly.
One of Australia's foremost musicians, Jamie studied at Melbourne University and Salford University (UK) where he holds a Bachelor of Performance. His busy performance schedule sees him regularly travel to perform as a guest artist throughout Australia and NZ. Jamie is a Geneva Instruments performance artist.
Tim Buzbee has been the Principal Tubist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 2010. Before taking his position at the MSO he held the Principal Tuba position at the Iceland Symphony, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Acapulco Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Gavle Symphony, and the Malmo Symphony.
Jessica is a renowned trombonist having been a member of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and now teaches at the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne University Conservatorium. She has recently completed recording a CD called Eruptions Deuce with Tim Buzbee (MSO), Richard Shirley (MSO), Mike Szabo (MSO), Zachary Bond, Matt van Emmerik (Low Brass Clinician), Don Immel and Tak Chun Lai.
Nick studied at the University of New England, NSW, and holds a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Teaching. Nick is Principal Euphonium with the Wonthaggi Citizens Band who are currently National Champions after winning at the National Band Championships for the second year in a row in Brisbane this year.
Katie Thomas is a Melbourne-based percussionist, timpanist and educator. She has toured, performed and taught internationally in Europe, Asia, American and South America as well as around Australia with the Australian Youth Orchestra, the WA Youth Orchestra, the Royal Melbourne Airforce Band and Footscray-Yarraville City Band.
Katie is the founder and Academy Director of the Footscray-Yarraville City Percussion Academy.
Caitlin studied music at the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2018 Caitlin toured Europe and the UK as Associate Principal Cornet for the award winning production "The Silent Anzac". She currently calls the Glenferrie Band home but is in heavy demand as a solo cornet player and is frequently called upon by other bands as a guest artist. Caitlin teaches music at a number of schools in the Western suburbs of Melbourne.
Skunkworks Productions Limited is fully committed to the safety and protection of children and have implemented a Child Safety Code of Conduct (see link below). All our staff hold current Working With Children certification from the Victorian State Government.