Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Duo Hits a Higher Note

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Duo Hits a Higher Note

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Byline: Fallon Hudson fallon.hudson@dailymercury.com.au

AFTER years of reading sheet music and learning the flute and violin Mackay North State High School (MNSHS) students Simone Maurer and Tracey Cook will attend a prestigious music program.

The Education Queensland Musically Outstanding Student Program (MOST) is a biennial 12-day intensive residential extension program that enables about 77 musically outstanding students from Queensland state secondary schools to work with conductors and tutors who are eminent musicians and recognised as leaders in their respective fields.

MNSHS head of performing arts Kathy George said the MOST program would be held in Brisbane from June 12 to July 3.

She said the program would conclude with a gala concert at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

"The places are very competitively sought after and the girls have been working through the extensive audition process since February.

"Simone and Tracey are extremely advanced on a number of instruments; Simone has her letters in flute and will be sitting for letters in piano later in the year. …

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