In the Barossa, we are fortunate to enjoy The Barossa Arts Centre, a professional and highly sought-after performing arts venue for national and international touring shows. While the seats may not be occupied at the moment by an admiring audience, Faith’s music students have had the pleasure of recording their SACE assessments on the main stage.
Traditionally these assessments would be performed in front of an audience of staff and families, but as the College continues to follow Government guidelines for COVID-19, the Music Teachers at Faith decided to treat the student to the next best thing.
Led by Music Learning Area Coordinator, Mr Frank Cammans, a technical crew were engaged to create a live recording studio suitable for capturing high-quality submissions. Mr Cammans, stated, “The recording of a band, solo artist and small group requires just as much work, if not more, by the technical staff as opposed to simply video-recording a live performance. Sound engineering is a hidden art, and we are blessed with skilled staff to help us.’ He also noted ‘ While a phone recording satisfies the requirement for a SACE assessment, we saw an incredible opportunity to grow our student’s real-life learning experiences.’
Families disappointed at not being able to attend a live performance were not forgotten, with a copy of the professional recording sent to families for their listening pleasure and serving as a valuable keepsake of one of their child’s high school milestones.