Top Class Performers Selected


For the sixth consecutive year, Girton Grammar School students have been selected by an independent panel of VCAA assessors to perform at the prestigious Top Class concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre. The five top performing Girton students from VCE Theatre Studies and VCE Music will perform in Melbourne in March.  

The students who will perform are:

  • Edwina Wallace-Smith (Year 11, 2018) VCE Theatre Studies: performing a monologue from the play Love, Loss and What I Wore, by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
  • Oliver Vine (Year 11, 2018) VCE Music Style and Composition: performing original composition Macedonian Journey
  • Michaela Hulme (Year 12, 2018 ) VCE Theatre Studies: performing a monologue from the musical Falsettos, by William Finn

  • Nelson Beks (Year 12, 2018) VCE Music: playing Classical Guitar and performing Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Prelude No. 5

  • Lily Begg (Year 12, 2018) VCE Music: playing piano and performing Carl Vine’s Toccatissimo

Headmaster of Girton Grammar School, Mr Matthew Maruff, said that the school has a long and rich culture in the Performing Arts and that this year’s Top Class selected students had been an active part of all that is on offer at the school.

“From our Junior School production to our compulsory Year 8 Production, our One Act Plays and Ensemble groups to our highly professional Senior School Production, these five students have been involved on many occasions.

“These students have been rewarded for their outstanding 2018 VCE Theatre Studies and VCE Music results which gave them the opportunity to audition in Melbourne for the Top Class program,” Mr Maruff said.

Top Class is a concert series that presents the works of outstanding VCE students in Dance, VET Dance, Drama, Theatre Studies, Music Performance, Music Investigation, Music Style and Composition and VET Music. It is part of the VCE Season of Excellence managed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

Pictured: Oliver Vine and Edwina Wallace-Smith, will join three 2018 Girton graduates in performing in the VCE Season of Excellence at the Melbourne Recital Centre.