Walton’s Wizards Advanced Woodwind

Join the woodwind orchestra - come together to play beautiful music with a large group of experienced musicians. You'll explore a wide range of glorious, mainly classical music, specially arranged and conducted by Mark Walton.

Under Mark’s inspiring and good-humoured direction, experienced musicians will gain skills in their instrument, play an exciting variety of music and build confidence for performance.

You’ll benefit from and enjoy working with other players of similar abilities and the exhilaration of performing in public concerts.

For blossoming musicians, there are more accessible parts in the repertoire. However, you’ll need to be Grade Four and above and a relatively fluent music reader to get the most out of this unique course. Younger clarinet or flute players, thirteen and above, are welcome.

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Course Info

Join Mark and Darryl and enjoy the combination of learning with a genuine love of music in a fresh, appealing and fun way. Campers come back year after year for the musical delight, laughter and extraordinary friendships.

New: Mark Walton’s Very Happy Hour!

After a busy day of playing, sit back and relax whilst Mark entertains you with his wit and good humour. You’ll learn the backgrounds of the pieces you have been playing and get life-changing insights into music making.

And at 3.50 pm each day, look forward to a ‘world premiere’ of a new work composed by Mark for different members of the class.

All players need to be relatively fluent readers of music. The minimum level is Grade 4.

All players are asked to bring their own music stand, as there are no longer stands available to borrow at the school.

Mark Walton
Course Tutor

Mark Walton

New Zealand-born Mark Walton is a highly popular figure in the Australian and New Zealand musical scene. He is widely known both as a big-hearted virtuoso clarinet and saxophone performer and an inspiring teacher.

For many years Mark held the position of Chair of Woodwind and then Chair of Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, but he is now on a mission to persuade everyone he meets to play a musical instrument.

Mark was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2005 for his contribution to Music Education in Australia.

Although Mark has performed in many parts of the world, recorded numerous solo albums, and written and compiled over 200 music publications, the highlight of his musical year is always Camp Creative.

Daryl Walton
Course Tutor

Daryl Walton

Daryl Walton grew up in a musical household, so it was destined that eventually, he would follow in his parent’s footsteps.

Daryl runs school band programmes in several schools around Sydney and enjoys teaching a wide range of instruments. Although, as a teenager, the cello was Daryl’s instrument of choice, his go-to instrument is now the tenor saxophone.

Daryl has enjoyed many Camp Creatives over the years, but this will be his first wearing the much-coveted tutor’s badge.

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