Amanda Grigg

Ms Amanda Grigg

Head, Brass & Percussion

Elder Conservatorium of Music

Faculty of Arts


Project 1

Clave Song

This original work for 8 drums is flexible in its instrumentation (all parts can be doubles or assigned to other instruments if necessary) and has been designed for students aged 12 - 17. Each part has technical challenges; however with careful part allocation it is playable with a short amount of rehearsal time and accommodates students of differing musical backgrounds. The piece includes only instruments available in most school environments in Australia.

Project 2

Rhythm matters – Module 1

Still in its development stage, this is a module of original studies and duets that focus on developing particular rhythmic skills necessary to perform in an ensemble. The original pieces draw inspiration from different cultures and are designed to be undertaken in order, to develop musical reading, improvisational and listening skills

project 3

Drumline

This original work for 7 players was written as an educational piece without instruments for students at the beginning of their musical journey. It investigates crotchets and quavers, repeated rhythmic patterns and gradually introduces syncopation. The flexible score allows for doubling of parts quite useful as a whole class activity.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Head, Brass and Percussion University of Adelaide
    2016 Associate Director Honours Programs University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2004 - 2007 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma in Education
    1994 - 1997 University of Adelaide Australia Masters of Music (Performance)
    1993 - 1993 University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree, Bachelor of Music ( Performance)
    1986 - 1991 South Australian College of Advanced Education Australia Bachelor of Music
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  • Live Performance of Creative Works

    Year Citation
    2018 Coriole Ensemble., Grigg, A., & Shamray, K. (2018). l'histoire du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale) by Igor Stravinsky (No. Of Pieces: 30 minute musical suite) [Performance]. Australia.
    2018 Coriole Ensemble., Grigg, A., & Shamray, K. (2018). l'histoire du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale) by Igor Stravinsky (No. Of Pieces: 30 minute musical suite) [Performance]. Australia.
    2017 Van't Hoff, L., Ughetti, E., Grigg, A., & Pearson, E. (2017). Ayre (by Osvaldo Golijov) (No. Of Pieces: 45 minutes) [Performance]. UKARIA Cultural Centre, Mount Barker Summit, South Australia.
    2017 McCann, E., Tyack, M., Grigg, A., & 9 piece orchestra. (2017). Dahlesque (No. Of Pieces: 65 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide caberet festival: Oriel Entertainment group.
    2017 Van't Hoff, L., Ughetti, E., Grigg, A., & Pearson, E. (2017). Ayre (by Osvaldo Golijov) (No. Of Pieces: 45 minutes) [Performance]. UKARIA Cultural Centre, Mount Barker Summit, South Australia.
    2017 McCann, E., Tyack, M., Grigg, A., & 9 piece orchestra. (2017). Dahlesque (No. Of Pieces: 65 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide caberet festival: Oriel Entertainment group.
    2015 Grigg, A., Penrose, A., Cislowska, T. A., & Smart, G. (2015). Music for a Summer evening - George Crumbs's 20th Century Masterpiece (No. Of Pieces: 35 minute performance) [Performance]. Adelaide: Sounstream Collective.
    2015 Grigg, A. (2015). Long Shadows Cast by Samuel Smith (No. Of Pieces: 10 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide: Sounstream Collective.
    2012 Hui-Hsin Hsieh, A. (2012). Threading Through Fumes (No. Of Pieces: 20 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide.
    2012 Larkin, C. (2012). Awakening (No. Of Pieces: 20 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide.
    2012 Shipworth, L. (2012). Kinu (No. Of Pieces: 10 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide.
  • Original Creative Works

    Year Citation
    2019 Publication status: Unpublished
    NTRO sub category: 4 Other
    Title: Clave Song
    Authors: Grigg AJ
    Author affiliation: (1037203) Grigg, Amanda
    Place of publication: Premiere performance Elder Hall, Adelaide
    Publication date: 3 July 2019
    Extent: Duration 4 minutes
    Type of work: Original musical work for Percusion Ensemble
    ERA Research Statement - 2000 character limit: Research Background
    Original musical works for percussion ensemble are numerous; however many of the works require access to instruments not always available in every Australian High School. especially in country areas. I needed material for a series of workshops which gave students a musically valid experience, but enabled them to practice at home with limited access to percussion instruments.

    Research Contribution
    This original work for 8 drums is flexible in it's instrumentation ( all parts can be doubles or assigned to other instruments if necessary) and has been designed for students aged 12 - 17. Each part has technical challenges; however with careful part allocation it is playable with a short amount of rehearsal time and accommodates students of differing musical backgrounds. The piece includes only instruments available in most school environments in Australia.

    Research Significance
    This forms part of body of educational musical works designed to be performed by students aged 10 - 17 with equity of opportunity in mind. This piece was written for performance at the Education Departments Instrumental Music Showcase Concert, Elder Hall July 3rd 2019
    Record created at source: 10 May 2019

    2019 Publication status: Unpublished
    NTRO sub category: 4 Other
    Title: Rhythm Matters - Module 1
    Authors: Grigg AJ
    Author affiliation: (1037203) Grigg, Amanda
    Place of publication: Adelaide
    Publication date: 4 February 2019
    Extent: 12 pages, 5 short duets, musical coordination exercises and studies
    Type of work: Resource for teaching rhymic reading and performance skills to Undergraduate students
    ERA Research Statement - 2000 character limit: Research Background
    As an educator i have been concerned for many years with the limited material available to assist music students to develop their rhythmic skills. This is an area that is often challenging for university students and can inhibit their ability to participate fully in ensembles both large and small. In 2018 I was asked to take an ensemble studies class with variety of instrumentalists with the goal of improving their rhythm. It became obvious that I would need to generate original material suitable for both the local and overseas student.

    Research Contribution
    Still in it's development stage, this is a module of original studies and duets that focus on developing particular rhythmic skills necessary to perform in an ensemble. The original pieces draw inspiration from different cultures and are designed to be undertaken in order, to develop musical reading, improvisational and listening skills.

    Research Significance
    The aim is to develop a comprehensive resource suitable for undergraduate students.The material is being performed by students through semester 1 2019, with a view to evaluating and refining the individual original works.

    The research significance will be to fill a void in educational resources for rhythm in a way that is appropriate to the Australian experinece..
    Record created at source: 4 June 2019

    2013 Publication status: Published
    NTRO sub category: 4 Other
    Title: A little hurdy gurdy
    Authors: Grigg AJ
    Editors: Montgomery D
    ISBN-13: 9790720116389
    Publisher: Australian Music Examinations Board
    Publisher URL: https://www.ameb.edu.au/
    Place of publication: Australia
    Publication date: 2013
    Edition: first
    Pagination: 22
    Extent: 1 minute study
    ERA Research Statement - 2000 character limit: This is an original composition written for the grade two percussion syllabus for beginner 4 mallet students. It was designed to fit in a particular pedagogical framework for a student just beginning on their study of 4 mallet performance. It was designed to be played on a variety of instruments and to be inclusive to those with limited access to instruments on which to practise.
    Record created at source: 16 November 2018
    2013 NTRO sub category: 4 Other
    Title: Hurdy Gurdy
    Authors: Grigg AJ
    Editors: Montgomery D
    ISBN-13: 9790720116396
    Publisher: Australian Music Examinations Board
    Publisher URL: https://www.ameb.edu.au/
    Place of publication: Australia
    Publication date: 2013
    Extent: 2 minute study
    ERA Research Statement - 2000 character limit: This is an original composition which builds on the skills acquired in grade 2 percussion syllabus. The theme is the same as A little Hurdy gurdy; however it's musical content is more advanced and introduces the next level of 4 mallet percussion performance. Again it was written to fit in a specific pedagogical framework for young percussion students.
    Record created at source: 16 November 2018

2016-2019

Honours Music Minor project

Honours, MUSHONS 4004

2016-2019

Honours Music Major project

Honours, MUSHONS 4005

2016-2019

Classical Performance 1A & 1B

Level 1, MUSCLASS 1200, MUSCLASS 1201

2016-2019

Classical Performance 2A & 2B

Level 2, MUSCLASS 2200, MUSCLASS 2201

2016-2019

Classical Performance 3A & 3B

Level 3, MUSCLASS 3200, MUSCLASS 3201

2016-2019

Music professional Development 1A & 1B

Level 1, MUSGEN 1201, MUSGEN 1202

2016-2019

Music professional Development 2A & 2B

Level 2, MUSGEN 2201, MUSGEN 2202

2016-2019

Music professional Development 3A & 3B

Level 3, MUSGEN 3201, MUSGEN 3202

  • Position: Head, Brass & Percussion
  • Phone: 83133666
  • Email: amanda.grigg@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4423
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Madley, floor G
  • Room: G 08
  • Org Unit: Elder Conservatorium of Music

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