Frensham has a rich culture of musical excellence. Students are supported in the pursuit of their musical studies by a committed team of professional teachers and Music Staff.
Practice Rooms in Glenn Music Centre, each equipped with quality pianos and three rooms fitted out for dual pianos and harpsichord are complemented by additional spaces for the four grand pianos available for rehearsal and performance.
Gifted and Talented Musicians
For the third year in succession, Frensham was one of five schools in NSW to receive a Certificate of Distinction from the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB). The Award is based on the quality of musicianship of examination candidates and reflects the dedication and skill of our students and Music tutors.
Frensham is an AMEB Centre for Examinations and five of the tutors are themselves AMEB-accredited examiners.
Students can choose to learn from a number of instruments, from orchestral to contemporary. The four grand pianos are available for rehearsal and performance, in addition to silent pianos for private practice, along with drum kits, guitars and keyboards.
Music and Performance
In Clubbe Hall opposite Glenn Music Centre, the orchestra and choirs rehearse in a modern orchestral rehearsal room, whilst having access to a professional theatre complex. Students of contemporary rock instruments also have access to drum kits (including very popular ‘silent kits’), acoustic and electric guitars as well as electric keyboards and bass instrumentation housed in a separate studio.
Music technology is an important part of the contemporary musician’s repertoire with the full suite of composing software accessible and technical support on staff.
The Frensham Madrigals
The Frensham Madrigals is an award winning choral ensemble, which has achieved particular success annually at the prestigious Sydney Eisteddfod John Lamble Foundation Australian Choral Championship for Youth Choirs.
The music tradition at Frensham is at the heart of the School experience for every girl.