LSM and BCA high marks and graduation concerts
The London Society of Music and the British College of Accordionists recently organised two concerts at St Aloysius' College, Birkirkara.
During the high marks concert, held on November 23, 66 music students performed on their respective instruments, piano, guitar, accordion and keyboard. All these students obtained the highest marks in the LSM and BCA examinations held last April.
A Power Point presentation, displayed during the performances, was prepared by 46 Art students whose ages range from seven to 15. At the end of the concert, Raymond Bodell, principal and examiner of both colleges, was presented with a painting prepared by Art teacher Nathalie Demicoli.
On November 24, a graduation concert was held in the Sixth Form hall. This time, 18 performers and four Art students took part, and later a total of 25 graduates received their Music diplomas.
These included the Recital diploma, the Associate (ALSM), the Licentiate (LLSM), the Bachelor of Music in theory (B.Mus. LSM) and finally the Fellowship (FLSM).
The four Art students obtained their O-level certificate last June. A special certificate of achievement was awarded to Mro Mark Agius and the headmaster of Guardian Angel School, Hamrun, Carmel Pace, in the name of their school percussion band Noti Ferrieha.
The LSM and BCA work hard to support all those students learning the accordion, guitar, keyboard and piano in becoming technically competent, quality musicians, fluent communicators and future leaders and ambassadors of their instrument.
Since the piano exams were introduced in 2005, there has been a large increase in the number of Maltese students who have registered for the colleges' examinations.
This is all thanks to the hard work of representative Mro Joseph Psaila and his wife Mrs Rita Psaila.
The success of these colleges is also due to the high level of music education which our 21st century musicians are aiming for!