Bedeans in Music
Matthew Everingham (2008-2012)
Matthew has remained very busy as a musician in Christchurch. He has a high profile in the music theatre world with his ongoing work as an assistant to Richard Marrett for Showbiz and Court Theatre productions. This year he has his first opportunity to take on the Musical Director position for Sister Act. He is a freelance music director at various schools and continues to play piano and compose.
Harry Flett (2010-2014)
Little did I know it at the time, but studying music, getting involved in extra-curricular activities, learning how to work in a team, learning how to lead, and being chosen as Cultural Prefect were some of the best things that happened to me as teenager. I can say now, that, looking back, those experiences opened doors in all other areas.
They say the mind is like a muscle, and that music is one of the best ways to activate that muscle. I don’t think I realised, but listening, playing, and composing music was instrumental (excuse the pun) in my development. . . . I cannot recommend music enough – regardless of what you want to achieve, music helps develop you in more ways than you can imagine.
Peter Wilkes (2010-2014)
Peter is currently in the third year of his Bachelor of Music majoring in Sonic Art Composition
and Music Studies. Since departing St Bedes, having received Excellence in Composition and
Performance as well as the School Instrumentalist award, he has completed numerous musical projects including releasing an original EP https://soundcloud.com/someday-morning, working in collaboration with New Zealand hip-hop artists, and is currently in the process of developing a Record Label for young New Zealand Music Artists with a childhood friend.
The St Bede’s Music Department were extremely supportive of my passion for creating music through technology and were able to guide and develop all aspects of my overall musicianship. Thanks to their help and preparation I have been able to thrive in my study at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington. Music at St Bede’s gave me the confidence to try and take my music as far as possible and was always highlight of my day.