1 Jan, 2022
WAYACHAMP successful in government funding rounds
For the second consecutive year, WAYACHAMP has successfully received financial support from the Federal Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and from the WA State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC). This support means that WAYACHAMP programs can continue to operate at accessible costs to WA families.
31 Dec, 2021
WAYACHAMP's Inaugural Commission
Katherine Potter, Reaching Out
To celebrate its 10th birthday, WAYACHAMP commissioned its first ever composition by a local musician. WA composer and violist (and WAYACHAMP tutor) Katherine Potter composed a wonderful work for the WAYACHAMP students which they premiered at the Spring Academy Final Concert on 30th September 2021.
29 Sept, 2021
WAYACHAMP celebrates 10th Birthday
During the Spring Academy program WAYACHAMP held a celebration to mark 10 years since the program was founded by Sophie Curtis. Sophie, pictured here with Head of UWA Conservatorium Alan Lourens invited past families, tutors, supporters and members of the WA music community to observe some of the tutorials in action, followed by speeches, performances by WAYACHAMP alumni and present students and drinks. Also in attendance was UWA Deputy Vice-chancellor Professor David Sadler.
15 Aug, 2021
Four Strings Finalists
WAYACHAMP ensemble Four Strings (Aaron Ooi, Alicia Sun, Mia Hasler and Paula Krause) were the only WA ensemble to successfully progress to the final round of Musica Viva's Strike a Chord Championship for secondary school chamber ensembles. The quartet performed the last movement of Ignaz Lachner's Violin quartet in the live finals, which were broadcast across the country from the ABC Studios in East Perth.
Congratulations Four Strings!