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Four Meriden students earn music qualification

Ellie Dong, Stella Hong, Erin Du and Alison Chang

Meriden girls Alison Chang, Ellie Dong, Erin Du and Stella Hong have recently earned their Associate in Music, Australia (AMusA) diploma from the Australian Music Examinations Board. The girls undertook the challenging exam, which assesses both technical ability and stylistic interpretation of repertoire, in the school holidays with outstanding results.

Alison, Year 11, was awarded AMusA for flute, Ellie, Year 7, for piano and Stella, Year 9, for piano. Erin, Year 8, was awarded AMusA with Distinction for cello.

Erin said she chose to undertake the exam for personal satisfaction and a globally-recognised qualification.

“I did the exam to prove to myself that I could perform at a high level,” she said.

“Although I was quite nervous playing in front of strangers, I felt a sense of accomplishment at the end and the Meriden Music staff gave me a lot of feedback in preparation for the exam, which was helpful.”

Meriden’s Director of Music, Ms Jodie Spooner-Ryan said the girls worked hard for this achievement.

“We are very proud of these girls and their significant achievement in performance. Their dedication to their instrument and commitment to reaching such a high technical level of performance are a credit to them all.”

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