At Rostrevor, more than half of our students play a musical instrument.
We have many accomplished musicians and our rock, jazz, big bands and solo artists have won numerous awards at Generations in Jazz and other prestigious music events. Driven by highly skilled and specialised music teachers and tutors, the program opens up a world of musical opportunities and careers to our students. Whether your son is seeking classical music training or just wants to have the opportunity to perform on stage or join a band or ensemble, Rostrevor has something for all.
Our experienced team of Peter Waterman, Marnie Tiggemann, Greg Osman and Elias Degeorge, have a strong track record of producing successful musicians across all genres and instilling a passion and appreciation for music in many hundreds of boys from Year 2 to Year 12.
Head of Arts
State of the Art Music Studio
Rostrevor's 24-channel mixing console and premier rehearsal space is the envy of many schools. Several projects recorded in the suite have been released on Apple Music and Spotify.
Senior Years Student Jordan Zorzi is an incredibly talented pianist, guitarist and bass player who was invited to join the Adelaide Big Band in 2020. In 2019, Jordan received a high commendation from the Australian Music Examination Board as a pianist and was awarded the Piano for Leisure Grade 7 Prize for 2019 after impressing the judges with jazz and popular music.
2019 Dux and Senior Band member Archer Newton is a shining example of Rostrevor's capacity to support our students at the highest level of academia and music experience. The talented guitarist, percussionist and pianist twice made "Superband" selection at Mount Gambier's Generations in Jazz festival - one of the highest accolades for school-aged musicians.
Archer, who is now studying to be a doctor, was part of Adelaide University's Headstart Program in Year 12, studying Computer Science at university while completing his SACE at Rostrevor.
While in Year 11, Archer undertook Year 12 Mathematical Methods, Solo Performance and Ensemble Performance achieving an A+ for each of those subjects, along with a Merit for his Research Project. In his final year, Archer achieved perfect College grades for Specialist Mathematics, English, Psychology and Physics and attained an ATAR of 99.90.
USA Music Tour '19
From the energy and bright lights of New York City to the jazz-infused celebrations in New Orleans, 15 young Rostrevor musicians enjoyed a musical trip of a lifetime to the United States in April (2019)... READ MORE
A song composed and produced by Domenic Giglio in Rostrevor's state-of-the-art studio reaches 60,000 hits on Spotify... READ MORE
Cameron Tunno says a "healthy obsession with learning" and the backing of a College which places no limitations on its students has been the key to his stunning academic performance. READ MORE
ANZAC Day 2020
Rostrevor's talented brass musicians were encouraged to take part in an Anzac Day tribute on April 25 by playing The Last Post from their driveways at dawn. The initiative, led by Rostrevor's Head of Arts, Mr Waterman, was very well received by the SA community. READ MORE
MY/SY Music Night 2019
Our talented musicians had the Norwood Concert Hall rocking at last night's annual Music Night. Outstanding performances from students, Old Collegians and staff left the audience in no doubt that Rostrevor has one of the finest Music programs in the State and is producing some great rock, acapella big-band, funk and jazz musicians.