The Godfrey Turner Memorial Music Trust and the Margaret Henderson
Music Trust have as their missions to enable the highest quality musical
experiences for the people of Orange. Through their support and in
partnership with the Orange Regional Conservatorium, Musica Viva will
present a diverse range of music programs and initiatives for the
enjoyment of the local community.
Musica Viva In Schools will present live music performances for
primary school students and their teachers, with funding allowing
students from smaller schools in the region to attend concerts with
students from larger schools. The support of the trusts will also enable
peer-to-peer networking and professional development for local teachers
as well as several community concerts, workshops and masterclasses.
With support from the Margaret Henderson Music Trust, Musica Viva’s
FutureMakers artist, pianist Aura Go, will take residency at the Orange
During two separate two-week periods, in March and May 2019, Aura
will present workshops, masterclasses, individual tuition and community
forums, culminating in performances alongside piano students and staff.
This artist residency will complement the existing program of
professional development and performance opportunities with Musica
Viva’s regional touring ensembles Estivo Trio and Coco’s Lunch.
This year will also see local musician and educator David Shaw
receive support through the inaugural Mary Turner Fellowship. This
fellowship was set up in recognition of the late Mary Turner’s vision in
creating the Godfrey Turner Memorial Music Trust (in her husband’s
name) and the Margaret Henderson Music Trust (in her aunt’s name) and
her desire to nurture local musicians in the Orange region.
The fellowship has been established to support a talented
musician/music educator in the formative years of their career, who
demonstrates a commitment to quality music making and nurturing music
activities in the region.