Young Musician Recognised For Excellence

2015 Rick Farbach ScholarshipMulti-talented Year 12 student at Immanuel College, Jarvis Miller, has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Rick Farbach Jazz Scholarship for outstanding work with cello, trombone and piano. Throw in an original composition or two for school musicals.

Pictured left to right: NFA Treasurer, Joanne Daley, Jarvis Miller, NFA Deputy Chairman, Juanita Overson

His Principal, Colin Minke, described him as “an accomplished cellist, trombonist and pianist of many years standing who performed with numerous ensembles during his time at Immanuel”. “Jarvis is a dedicated musician who has consistently excelled and this year, he composed an original song for the student devised musical, Teenstars.

“In Music Extension, he achieved at the highest level possible.”

Noosa Federation of the Arts established the Rick Farbach Scholarship for a Young Jazz Musician in 2001 to honour Rick’s deep love and lifelong service to music. It is presented each year to a Year 12 Immanuel student who has displayed excellence, leadership and commitment to music and intends to pursue musical studies following their time at Immanuel. This year’s winner, Jarvis Miller, hopes to study at the Queensland Conservatorium in 2016.

Rick, who sadly passed away in 2005, was considered by his peers to be the greatest exponent of the jazz guitar in Australia. His book “Cleftomania – a disease that strikes all musicians” is a testament to his life as a musician.

Changing of the Guard

Updated management committee details following new appoirntments at the AGM on Friday...

Artistic Advisor Brad Jarrett
Chairman Juanita Overson
Deputy Chairman Joanne Daley
Treasurer Joanne Daley
Secretary Sally Page

Standing committee Dame Joan Sutherland Award Vocal Competition...

Chairman Susan Beaver
Treasurer Joanne Daley
Consultant in General   Meg Lawrence OAM

Dame Joan Sutherland Award 2016

2016 djs auditionsAuditions will be held at Griffith University Conservatorium of Music on 5th June.

Finals will be held in Noosa at 5pm on Friday 22nd July, 2016.

First prize $15,000, Margreta Elkins Award $4,000, Judges Encouragement Award $1,000, People’s Choice $750, Audition Encouragement Award $300

The Award is open to male and female singers between the ages of 20 and 34 years in the following categories– soprano, mezzo, contralto, baritone, bass, tenor, counter-tenor.

Click here for Entry Forms

All entries submitted must be received by 5pm on Friday 29th April 2016.

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Kalimera!.. Authentic Greek Easter Celebration

KALIMERA!  Happy Salutations!

You are invited to celebrate a traditional Greek Easter Sunday at 1pm on Sunday 12th April in a magnificent private home overlooking the Peregian Springs golf course.

Experience authentic food, wine, music and dancing.

This fantastic event has been given to NFA by the Greek Association of the Sunshine Coast to help in our quest to raise money for the Dame Joan Sutherland Award 2017.

The Greek Association of the Sunshine Coast is a not-for-profit association, staffed by volunteers, which raises money for charities and projects. Every cent raised goes to that particular charity or project.

Sunday 12th April - 1pm.
Venue: 37 Fairway Parade, Peregian Springs
Tickets: $45 Members, $50 Friends - Cash Bar, Raffles.
Phone bookings essential - Contact: Meg - (07) 5447 4292
Visa and Mastercard only.

Bring Your Friends!