LIVING REEF FESTIVAL Percussion Workshop


5 August 2022, 9:30:00 am


Cannery Arts Centre

Free - Registrations required

Join percussionist and composer Thea Rossen as she works with you to create a soundscape using unconventional instruments then join with school students for the Reef Soundscape Performance. Followed by a light supper.

Thea Rossen is a percussionist, composer and educator based in Perth. Her work often focusses on

the human impact on nature and the environment, as she strives to connect her audiences with

creative musical ways to find a new perspective on important global issues.

As a teaching artist, Thea has been writing, facilitating and presenting shows and workshops for

children and community members for over 12 years. Some major collaborators include the West

Australian and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, Musica Viva in Schools, Melbourne Recital Centre

and Melbourne University. Her trio show Water Water Everywhere toured Australia for four years

and was seen by over 50,000 school children both live and online.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Thea was a fellow at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, and a

finalist for the Freedman Classical Music Fellowship in 2018. She has presented works at the

Melbourne Recital Centre’s Metropolis Festival, Extended Play Festival and was a featured artist in

PlayOn’s sixth series.

During her time at the Australian National Academy of Music, Thea was awarded prizes for all of her

solo recitals including Most Outstanding Performance and Best Program.