Wifin Publishing and DistributionStephen began his musical studies while as a student at the NSW Conservatorium High School. He studied clarinet and saxophone with Neville Thomas and piano with Beryl Potter. While as a student at the Newcastle Conservatorium he studied clarinet and saxophone with Clive Amadio (a founding member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra). He is a graduate of the NSW Conservatorium of Music, where he studied clarinet with Donald Westlake (former Principal Clarinet of Sydney Symphony Orchestra) and Gabor Reeves (former Head of Woodwind Department, Sydney Conservatorium of Music). He also gained an L.Mus.A. in clarinet and piano, studying piano with Neta Maughan. He has performed with the Seymour Group, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Elizabethan Trust Orchestra, Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, Queensland Pops Orchestra, Brisbane Chamber Soloists, and many other freelance solo, chamber and orchestral commitments. He was coordinator of Woodwind and Bands at Sydney Grammar School for many years and lecturer in clarinet at the NSW Conservatorium of Music before moving to Brisbane.
He has taught at a number of private schools in Brisbane. Stephen was Director of Co-curricular Music at Somerville House for many years.
He has also been a lecturer of clarinet and saxophone at the Queensland University of Technology. Stephen is a Senior Woodwind Examiner with the Australian Music Examinations Board. He also served as a committee member of the AMEB Queensland State Executive Committee for many years. Stephen was appointed as the National Syllabus writer for the 2007 Clarinet and Saxophone AMEB Syllabus Review. He is also the Consultant Editor for the AMEB Clarinet Grade Books Preliminary to Fourth Grade Series 3 as well as the AMEB Clarinet Technical Workbook 2008 edition.
He has been an adjudicator and clinician for many competitions, eisteddfods and workshops, including Enoggera Eisteddfod, Grafton Art Fest, Queensland Youth Music Competition, Wynnum Manly Eisteddfod, Fraser Festival, Gold Coast Tropicarnival, International Music Festival, Cairns Youth Orchestra, Department of Education MOST and Fanfare programme, Stanthorpe Eisteddfod, Kingaroy Eisteddfod, Toowoomba Eisteddfod, and Australian Music Teachers Association. Stephen has a strong skill base in Music IT systems and software. He has a strong working knowledge of Music publishing and recording programs through his work in music publishing and recording. He has also been a conductor and tutor for a number of youth music organizations, including Sydney Youth Orchestra Association, MacGregor Summer School, Pan Pacific Music Camps and Queensland Youth Orchestra. He was President of the Queensland Clarinet and Saxophone Society Inc. for many years. In that time he collaborated the publishing of the Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Magazine. He has also been the Administrator for many successful National Instrumental Conferences held in Brisbane. Stephen and Loreta have dedicated their worked together on Wilfin Music Publications to produce excellence in Young String Music Publications.
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Songs for Singing and Stringing With Year 3 – Folksongs with simple structure – Limited Range – Sing song first (from memory) – Pitch patterning / Solfa – Sing Letternames + Handstaff ( do=D for strings) + String Fingering – Sing Rhythm names too –...read more
TIPS and TRICKS for TEACHING BEGINNERS Teachers’ Workshop Presenter: Loreta Fin Director of Strings and Instrumental Music - Somerville House School for Girls, Brisbane Past National and State President – Australian Strings Association (AUSTA) AMEB Examiner,...read more
ACADEMIC MUSIC | Course Overview: YEAR 3 Strings Students in Year 3 participate in a program provided by the school, where they experience playing a stringed instrument (either violin, viola, cello or bass). Emphasis is on memorization, fine motor skills, aural...read more
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