One of the silver linings of lockdown for former VSV student, Minnie, was that it gave her time to write and produce a jazz album, The Remarkable Dave Brubeck.
The former Music Style and Composition student assembled a 16-piece big band for a recording and then performed to rave reviews.
Minnie described the experience of making an album in lockdown as ‘very interesting’ and recalls the amazing energy in the room when 17 musicians came together.
‘We were all so excited to see one another – and play together – after such a long time. We couldn’t believe how loud the music sounded! It was a real joy for us to be together and that energy translated into the music,’ she explained.
Minnie, who started playing saxophone at six, only began studying music composition in her VCE years at VSV.
‘The course opened my eyes to how composition is structured and how it can be a real career pathway,’ she said.
Minnie is currently studying Commerce with a minor in Music at university. She has just recorded another album as an ABC jazz commission.
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