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Woodwind Day 2020

Sunday 13 September, 2pm-5.30pm


Come and join us for an afternoon of community and collaboration online! This is a free event, open to national and international participants.

The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University warmly invites high school and tertiary wind players, and wind enthusiasts of all ages and levels to participate in an afternoon of collaboration, conversation and masterclasses with a great line-up of inspiring artists. Our Woodwind Day is a great opportunity to get some feedback on VCE and AMEB repertoire, to hone your audition skills and to benefit from the insights of some top performers and teachers.

We will also explore some fresh ideas for collaborating and creating music online. We offer the following free open masterclass and warm-up activities:

  • Double Reed warm-ups and masterclasses with Anne Gilby, oboe, and Leesa Dean, bassoon
  • Flute warm-ups and masterclasses with Peter Sheridan and Lisa-Maree Amos
  • Saxophone warm-ups and masterclasses with Niels Bijl and Lachlan Davidson
  • Clarinet warm-ups and masterclasses with Nicole Canham
  • Special presentation and panel discussion on creative collaboration online with Aviva Endean, Lisa Clarke and student performers from the Monash Clarinet Collective and Tintern Grammar clarinet ensemble.


2.00pm Welcome

Nicole Canham

2.05pm *The following 6 breakout sessions will be run parallel, at the same time.

Double Reed

Session 1: Warm-up and masterclass

Anne Gilby, Oboe

Session 2: Warm-up and masterclass

Leesa Dean, Bassoon


Session 3: Warm-up and masterclass

Lisa-Maree Amos

Session 4: Warm-up and masterclass

Peter Sheridan


Session 5: Warm-up and masterclass

Lachlan Davidson

Session 6: Warm-up and masterclass

Niels Bijl

3.45pm Clarinet

Session 7: Creative Collaboration

Aviva Endean, Lisa Clarke and Nicole Canham

4.30pm Clarinet

Session 8: Warm-up and masterclass

Nicole Canham

Being involved in a masterclass is a great way to prepare for your VCE or AMEB exams and auditions and get some valuable feedback. High school and tertiary students are warmly encouraged to submit videos of solo performances for the opportunity to be selected for coaching in one of the masterclasses.

To be featured in one of the above masterclasses

  • Email a video of your solo performance either as a YouTube link, Dropbox link or Google Drive link to
  • Make sure to put “Woodwind Day: Masterclass Submission” in the subject line.
  • A selection of videos will be chosen to feature in these online sessions.
  • All are welcome to observe and participate in the discussions.
  • Entries close 5pm 6th September.

Register now for Woodwind Day

Free attendance and participation

Registration essential: a Zoom link will be provided on receipt of completed registration form

For further information, email

Location: Zoom

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