Creative Arts

Creative and Performing Arts 

Creative and Performing Arts Fortnightly Event and Rehearsal Calendar – Please click here to access this calendar.


College Music Production 2021 

The College is excited to announce the 2021 College Cast of Mary Poppins Jnr.

The Creative Team would like to congratulate these students on their outstanding achievements.

The College’s show-run of Disney’s Mary Poppins Jnr. will take place in the first week of Term 4. Please keep an eye out for ticket pre-sales!

College Music Program 

A reminder – Opportunities for Gifted and High Potential Music Students

The College has established two new programs targeting our high number of Gifted and High Potential Music students, every Wednesday from 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm.

These classes take the form of a Theory/Musicianship class catering for all levels, and a Performance Workshop Masterclass series available to students who have attained a minimum of Grade 3 A.M.E.B/Trinity, or equivalent, providing them the opportunity to perform for an exciting roster of musicians to receive individual and detailed feedback on their performance practice.

To express your interest and register your child please complete the form via the QR code here.


Instrumental Teacher Profile

STAFF PROFILE – Introducing Jeremy Borthwick

Jeremy Borthwick is considered one of the finest jazz trombonists and band leaders in the country. He is also a highly respected educator with regular appearances at many clinics, camps, and workshops each year, as well as a large number of private students.

He has performed and toured with many great international jazz artists including Cleo Laine, Jim McNeely, Bert Joris, Florian Ross, John Hollenbeck, Charles Tolliver, Jon Cleary, Barney McCall, Spoon, Philip Johnson, Alan Youngblood, and Chris Potter. He works regularly with many leading Australian musicians including Dan Barnett, James and John Morrison, Mike Knock, Phil Slater, James Muller, The Catholics, Steve Hunter, Johnathon Zwartz, Dave Theak, Andrew Dickeson, Evan Lohning, Anthony Howe, James Ryan, George Washing Machine, Jon Stevens, Monica Trapaga and the Unity Hall Jazz Band.

Projects have included his quartet “Exposed Bone”, the “JazzGroove Mothership Orchestra”, the “Bogalusa Strutters”, “The Rehab Brass Band”, “The Vanguard Players”, ”The Unity Hall Jazz Band”, “Dan Barnett Big Band”, “Mucho Mambo” and several other working bands and original projects.

He has performed at most major festivals in Australia, and also several in New Zealand and Europe including Montreaux and Ascona. He has released two albums featuring his original music, “Volume 1 – Smokin’ da Bone” and “Volume 2 – Plugged”, which was voted in the top ten albums for 2007 by SMH. To add to this impressive list Jeremy has appeared on over twenty recordings as a sideman.

Jeremy currently conducts College showband and leads Trombone sections and band rehearsals in Year 3 to 5 Instruments Programs.

To enquire about both trumpet ad trombone lessons for your child with Jeremey here at the College please email:


Instrumental Lessons

 Here at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College we embrace proven research that shows a clear correlation between the engagement in learning and playing a musical instrument, and brain development in young people – even from as early as infanthood.

The skills students develop when involved in music education, and the learning of an instrument, include communication, insight into others, cooperation and collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, and ability to make connections across complex ideas. As you know, such skills are imperatives to enhance lifelong learning, and are integral in preparing your child for the real world – regardless of their future career endeavours.

I would like to take this opportunity to again share this clip with parents and caregivers:

Instrumental lessons are now available on campus before, during and after College hours. The College proudly boasts a some of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley’s most talented and experienced instrumental staff. To enquire about lesson availability fees etc, please go to CALEB – Co-Curricular – Instrumental Music Lesson. Here you can follow the links to contact Instrumental staff directly. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Mr Ross


Mr Gareth Ross
Head of Creative Arts and Performance ­­­­­­­