Fri, July 27, 2018
Rowan Bowyer (12C) recently sat the Trinity College Diploma Exam for Drumkit and achieved a Distinction. 

This is one of the highest awards one can receive from Trinity College. The examination consists of presenting a 20 to 40-minute recital. In other outstanding news, fellow Sheldon music student, Justin Zheng (12B) sat his Associate in Music (AMUSA) exam on Drumkit which he also passed with flying colours. Both Rowan and Justin can now add a few letters after their names (post-nominals) because of these outstanding achievements. The standard of their Recital Diplomas is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree.

Both students are leading members within a range of College ensembles - from Musical Band to Big Band, Dixieland Band and Soul Band. Both Rowan and Justin have been studying Classroom Music for the last few years and have been able to use part of their Diploma work as classroom assessment. Both students are currently studying Music Extension, and have set goals that include playing professionally, perhaps as a session musician, and in an orchestra. Rowan and Justin are well-respected by their peers and staff alike, and are exceptional role models for the younger up and coming performers. Last year both boys played in the Australian Percussion Eisteddfod, with Justin winning a number of categories.