Are you musically inclined? Would you like to create something to honour the School you love, something that would become part of our repertoire? Here’s an amazing opportunity.
The School has recently launched a competition to create a new song which celebrates the spirit of Melbourne Girls Grammar. The competition is open to all members of the MGGS community, including students, parents and alumnae.
The song should be an original composition for female voices (one or two parts, or a combination) with piano accompaniment, and should have a total length of 2.5 to 3 minutes. The lyrics should be secular, not sacred, and should capture the spirit of MGGS. The School is looking for something that can be sung by all year levels and has a timeless quality so that it can be sung by future generations of Grammarians. Please note that, whilst the song is being composed in our 130th year, it is not intended that the anniversary is mentioned in the lyrics, which should be of a more general nature.
Are you inspired yet? Get started on your music as there is a $1000 prize for the composer of the winning song, which will become part of the singing repertoire of MGGS.
Entries, in the form of a musical score (hand-written or electronic) must be received by 23 June, 2023.
The song will be used as the set song for the 2023 House Music competition and then will be performed at Speech Night at the end of the year.
Student composers are encouraged to connect with a member of the Music Faculty to discuss how staff are able to support them as young composers.
Members of the wider MGGS community (parents, alumnae) are encouraged to contact the Director of Music, Mrs Elizabeth du Blet, with any questions.