Embark on a journey into the enchanting world of flute at our July Discovery Day, designed for high school students of AMEB Grade 6 and above. This event offers a unique opportunity to extend your flute playing skills with the guidance of industry musicians.

The day will feature insights and workshops led by our distinguished flute specialist, Patrick Nolan, who will provide invaluable tips and techniques. This immersive experience is not just a learning opportunity—it’s a chance to connect with fellow flute enthusiasts, play music in a collaborative environment and benefit from the teachings of an accomplished professional. Whether you’re looking to enhance your performance skills, gain new musical insights or simply enjoy a day filled with music and friendship, this event promises to be both educational and enjoyable.

Join us to celebrate the beauty of the flute and propel your musical journey to the next level.

Please bring the following items:

  • your instrument
  • plenty of good cheer
  • a water bottle
  • lunch and snacks.


Session 1

9:30–10:45 am

Building a Solid Foundation

Breathing, Warm-ups, basics, and practice techniques

Session 2


Chamber Groups 1

Flute trios, quartets, and quintets



 Session 3

1:15–2:45 pm

Masterclass and Q&A

Present a small portion of a prepared piece, ask questions

Session 4


Chamber Groups 2

Flute trios, quartets, and quintets

Session 5


Short Concert and Q & A

Options beyond High School Q & A

Ask about performance opportunities, tertiary study at The University of Queensland and pathways to a career

Parents encouraged to attend this session

    About 2024 Discovery Days

    The School of Music takes pride in hosting Discovery Days that serve a twofold purpose. Firstly, these events extend targeted support to woodwind, brass and percussion students, and by extension, their teachers. They are tailored to address specific needs of their instrument groups, fostering an environment that nurtures students and supports their aspirations, particularly those who may contemplate music studies at the tertiary level.

    Secondly, these events are an opportunity to provide invaluable insights and information regarding the study of tertiary music at The University of Queensland, encompassing both the Bachelor of Music program and a diverse range of dual degree options. Through these engaging events, aspiring musicians can explore the wide array of academic offerings and resources available at the university, enabling them to make informed decisions about their educational journey.

    The School of Music proudly offers a variety of dual degree options that combine music with other disciplines, attracting a growing number of music students each year. Gone are the days when students were compelled to relinquish their passion for music in favour of pursuing other areas of study. Now, they can wholeheartedly pursue their musical passion while simultaneously expanding their knowledge in other chosen disciplines such as Arts, Science, or Education. This integration allows students to enjoy a well-rounded education and embrace their diverse interests.

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