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JANE SMITH-BAILLIE (article first published : 2006-05-20)

Jane Smith-Baillie, a Grade 11 learner at Northlands Girls’ High School played the violin in the Young Performers with the KZNPO Concert last month. Selected from more than 50 young people from universities and schools who auditioned, she played Vivaldi’s Concerto Grosso as part of a string trio.

”As well as achieving excellent academic results, Jane is a versatile all rounder,” says Jenny Bonsignore, Northland's music teacher. “She plays the violin and recorder and is also good in athletics, swimming, does life saving duty and plays chess for the Durban & Districts team. She is a member of the Durban City Orchestra where she plays first violin and is Concert Master in the KZN Youth Orchestra.”

Music is a matric subject for Jane and Northlands Girls’ High School is one of the few schools in Durban that is able to offer music as a matric subject. She has a grade 8 violin and recorder, both achieved with distinction, and plays the drums for fun!

The KZN Youth Orchestra is a select group of young people, and performs at music events and concerts throughout the year. Learners from school and universities audition for the places which average around 50.

“Northlands Girls’ High School is known for its high standard of music and for its choir. All learners study music in Grade 8 and 9, they start with the recorder in Grade 8 and progress to the guitar in Grade 9 they also learn basic music theory,” adds Jenny Bonsignore. “Those who continue are able to select their instrument of choice, and continue music theory. The new syllabus is very exciting and learners can look forward to copyrighting their own compositions at the end of grade 12 or sooner!”

More information from Jenny Bonsignore at Northlands Girls’ High School on 031 5711 000.




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