Student Memo 24112017

Dear Students / Parents / Guardians,

The Johann Strauss School of Music has embarked on an Erasmus+ project entitled MEETMusic Erasmus Education Training.

In the coming years, different teachers from the School of Music shall be travelling overseas for a week span for specialised professional development.

The second group will be leaving in a few days and apart from a Bon Voyage, please join me in wishing them a memorable professional experience.

In the near future, the School looks forward to engage into other EU projects which will involve and benefit its potential and committed students too.

Mary Ann Cauchi

Centre Administrator – Head of School

Student Memo 12092017

Dear Renewal Students / Parents / Guardians,

 

Trust you had an enjoyable and restful summer break whilst practicing your instrument/s daily. Hope that now you are charged for the new scholastic year 2017-18 which is about to take off.

 

The School is rebranding and from now on it’s the Malta School of Music which falls under the Mikiel Anton Vassalli College – The National College for Further Education.

 

Music Knowledge and Understanding classes start from Monday 2nd October 2017 according to the day and time applied for. For this you may refer to your receipt of application received via email. Please note that changes in class, day and time may not be accepted.

 

Voice and Instrumental lessons start as from Wednesday 4th October 2017. Your teacher will contact closer to date to settle the day and time of your lesson.

 

Books and journals are available for purchase at the main office room 007 as from 25th September 2017.

Office hours 9.00 a.m. till 12.00 p.m. (noon) and from 3.00 p.m. till 6.00 p.m.

 

Mary Ann Cauchi

Centre Administrator – Head of School

Student Memo 100717

Dear Students / Parents / Guardians,

 

Applications Scholastic Year 2017/18

Applications for new and renewal students are open online www.lifelonglearning.gov.mt between 12th and 26th July 2017.

It is suggested to search your course by venue or by clicking on this link https://lifelonglearning.gov.mt/public/frmCoursesVenue.aspx?ven=77

The JSSoM will be providing a customer care service at the School premises in Hamrun to assist new or renewal students with the application process; opening hours are from Monday to Friday between 9.00 a.m. and 12.00 p.m. during the above application dates.

 

Mary Ann Cauchi

Centre Administrator – Head of School

Student Memo 290517

Dear Students / Parents / Guardians,

 

Scholastic year 2016/17 is drawing to a close.

 

Notes and reminders

  • To collect certificates of scholastic year 2015/16 from the main office during the month of June (as from 12th June)  and July 2017;
  • To choose and order your digital photo/s at €2 each for the Young Musicians’ Celebration Concert.

 

Applications Scholastic Year 2017/18

Applications for new and renewal students will open between 12th – 26th July;

The JSSoM will be providing a customer care service at the School premises in Hamrun to assist new or renewal students with the application process; opening hours will be Monday to Friday between 9.00 a.m. and 12.00 p.m. during the above application dates.

A prospectus including timetables will shortly be uploaded on the school website and Facebook page / group.

 

Mary Ann Cauchi

Centre Administrator – Head of School

Great Opportunity to attend Free Concerts…

Johann Strauss School of Music Malta students and their families are invited to attend to the following concerts at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on Friday 21st April at 8.00 p.m. (Piano Concert by world pianist) and Saturday 22nd April at 8.00 p.m. (Orchestral Concert).

Please send an SMS on 79242549 with the number of seats you need and your name by latest Wednesday 19th April.

 

Check About JSSoM’s Accreditated Courses

To check about recognised and accredited courses at the School of Music please follow this link:

http://ncfhe.gov.mt/en/register/Pages/register.aspx

Then click on blue box labelled “List of Accredited Courses Offered by Educational Institutions”.

Download Excel Sheet and view row numbers 219 till 229.

 

Course title MQF Level Number of ECTS
Level 1 Award in Music Performance   (Prep 1, Prep 2, Preliminary) 1 12
Level 1 Award in Music Knowledge and Understanding ( Preliminary) 1 5
Level 2 Award in Music Performance (Grade 1, 2 and 3) 2 28
Level 2 Award in Knowledge and Understanding (Grade 1, 2 and 3) 2 24
Level 3 Award in Music Performance (Grade 4 and 5) 3 33
Level 3 Award in Music Knowledge and Understanding (Grade 4 and 5) 3 20
Level 4 Certificate in Music Performance (Grade 6, 7 and 8) 4 75
Level 4 Certificate in Music Knowledge and Understanding (Grade 6, 7 and 8) 4 31
Level 5 Diploma in Music Performance (Instrument) 5 62
Level 5 Diploma in Musicology 5 63

 

 

Student Memo 010317

Dear Students / Parents / Guardians,

The Johann Strauss School of Music has embarked on an Erasmus+ project entitled MEETMusic Erasmus Education Training.

In the coming years, different teachers from the School of Music shall be travelling overseas for a week span for specialised professional development.

The first group will be leaving in a few days and apart from a Bon Voyage, please join me in wishing them a memorable professional experience.

In the near future, the School looks forward to engage into other EU projects which will involve and benefit its potential and committed students too.

Mary Ann Cauchi

Centre Administrator – Head of School

 

 

Student Memo 200217

Dear Students / Parents / Guardians,

Welcome to Parents / Guardians / Adult Students Week whereby you are invited to visit your respective teacher/s in class on the day and during the time of the lesson unless otherwise indicated by your teacher/s.

 

Qalb it-Tfal

JSSoM will be collecting monetary donations in aid of Qalb it-Tfal. Donations are to be given to the performance teachers. Make sure to sign the donation sheet!

Qalb it-Tfal Foundation is strongly committed to offering support and improving the lives of children in need, by offering; psychological, financial, materialistic and emotional support – http://qalbit-tfal.org/

 

Class Concerts are taking off shortly…..make sure to practice and enjoy performing; a donation fee of €2 per person excluding children under 12 and participants will be accepted at the door – this forms part of the school fund raising process.

 

Performance Final Examination Set pieces for the final annual practical examinations may be bought from the main office room 007 as from 13th March. Exact change is appreciated.

  • Preliminary, Grade 1 – €3
  • Grade2, Grade 3 – €4
  • Grade 4, Grade 5 – €5
  • Students sitting for Grade 6 and higher need to purchase their own pieces independently.

Always ask and consult with your respective teacher.

 

Summer Sounds 2nd Edition

  • Application for Summer Sounds are NOW open!
  • Summer Sounds 2017 will take place over 8 weeks starting from 17th July till 6th September.
  • Participants are required to attend three days a week.
  • Individual and group music tuition classes and much more including Drama, Dance, and Art to provide a holistic experience of the arts, as well as Healthy Movement, Healthy Living and Nutrition, Etiquette and Public Speaking, which benefit students in their everyday life and in their musical endeavours.
  • Students will need to have had some prior music tuition in Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Classical Guitar, Contemporary Guitar, Violin, Violoncello, Drums and Percussion
  • If interested, collect an application form from the School’s main office Room 007.

 

Upcoming

Young Musicians’ Celebration Concert 2017 will be held on Tuesday 11th April at 6.00 p.m. Tickets on a first-come first-serve basis may be purchased at €5 each from the main office room 007 as from Tuesday 21st March 2017.

 

Mary Ann Cauchi

Centre Administrator

Student Memo 070117

Dear Students / Parents / Guardians,

Trust you are gearing up for a 2nd busy term.

Students who are interested to join the JSSoM orchestra (all ages) or the JSSoM Junior Choir (ages 8-15) – please come and let us know at the main office room 007.

It is important to visit regularly the email provided upon application and the school website – noticeboard, notices, news and calendar. The website calendar carries several important dates including of assessments and parents week.

Get your JSSoM Student Loyalty Card and enjoy free concert made available by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and Teatru Manoel – attending concerts and listening to live music is an essential part of your music studies. Do not miss out on such opportunities.

Assessments Week is a couple of weeks away – daily practice, weekly revision, regular attendance, active participation in class, doing coursework-given regularly are vital to progress in music studies. Assessments are held during the time of the lesson/s unless otherwise indicated by your teacher/s.

Wishing you all a peaceful and successful year.

Mary Ann Cauchi

Centre Administrator

Student Memo 101016

Dear Students / Parents / Guardians,

Hope you all had a smooth start to the scholastic year 2016/17.

The Johann Strauss School of Music Malta is proud to announce that courses are now official accredited and recognized.

An updated version of the School Handbook will shortly be available from the main office room 007; the School Handbook in Maltese and English includes all you need to know about the Johann Strauss School of Music Malta.

New students following the Standard Music Course may purchase the JSSoM Loyalty Card (€15) from the main office room 007 as from 17th October; students already holding a JSSoM Loyalty Card may renew it (€10). JSSoM Loyalty Card holders are entitled to free tickets for local concerts and productions; free photocopies and also discounts from local music and stationery outlets.

Students, parents and guardians are advised to visit the JSSoM website regularly; the Noticeboard page includes memos, news, notices and school calendar which are regularly updated.

My visiting hours are on Thursdays from 16:00 till 18:00hrs; other days or times are by appointment.

Announcements:

Ms Odette Chetcuti has joined the JSSoM Team as Centre Coordinator.

Several JSSoM students already form part of the Malta Youth Orchestra; other new entries this year include Josefa Muscat, Luca Vella, Andrew Debono Cauchi, Monique Falzon, Nicole Spiteri.

Mary Ann Cauchi

Centre Administrator