Coomera Anglican College welcomes Soon Hee Newbold | Coomera Anglican College

Coomera Anglican College welcomes Soon Hee Newbold

Coomera Anglican College had the incredible honor of hosting the highly esteemed U.S composer and violinist, Soon Hee Newbold, for an inspiring strings workshop while she is in Australia for the Maryborough Music Conference as a conductor.

As part of the College's commitment to providing exceptional music education opportunities, this special event aimed to enhance the musical skills and ignite the passion of our talented music students.

Soon Hee Newbold is widely recognised for her exceptional musical talent and renowned compositions. Her works, performed by orchestras and ensembles around the world, have captivated audiences and earned critical acclaim. With a deep understanding of string instruments and a passion for nurturing young musicians, she was the perfect choice to lead this transformative workshop.

Throughout the workshop, Soon Hee Newbold shared her vast knowledge and experience, offering invaluable insights into technique, interpretation, and the art of composing for strings. 

Under her guidance, students delved into the intricacies of playing string instruments, exploring various bowing techniques, intonation exercises, and musical expression. From beginner to advanced players, everyone was challenged and inspired to reach new heights in their musical abilities.

The workshop also emphasised the importance of collaboration and ensemble playing. Soon Hee Newbold led the students in ensemble rehearsals, teaching them the art of listening, blending their sounds harmoniously, and communicating through music. It was an engaging experience as students discovered the power of collective musical expression and the joy of making music together.

The impact of Soon Hee Newbold's visit extended beyond the workshop itself. Students left the session with newfound inspiration and motivation to pursue their musical aspirations. The workshop not only enhanced their technical skills but also nurtured their artistic growth and instilled a deeper appreciation for the world of music.

Coomera Anglican College is immensely grateful to Soon Hee Newbold for gracing our campus and sharing her expertise and passion with our music students. Her visit has undoubtedly left a lasting impression on our young musicians, empowering them to pursue their musical dreams and strive for excellence in their craft.

As the College continues to foster a thriving music program, experiences like the Soon Hee Newbold strings workshop serve as a testament to our commitment to providing outstanding opportunities for artistic development. 

We eagerly anticipate future collaborations and workshops that will continue to shape and inspire the talented musicians of Coomera Anglican College.