Music talent where it counts
A ST Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls Year 12 student has helped create an original song, which was sung by students across Australia last week.
Stella Kelly was chosen earlier this year for the Count Us In music program, along with three other students across Australia, to co-write a song under the direction of renowned Australian musicians John Foreman and Jay Laga’aia.
Students from St Hilda’s got to take part last Thursday in a national sing-along with students from across Australia.
Stella said it was a great experience to take part in the program.
“We got to talk about music because we all love it, and they had so much knowledge to pass on to me,” she said.
The program is about advocating and celebrating music in Australian schools and was run in Sydney in intensive songwriting sessions, where the students created the song Let it Play.
Following her final WACE exams, Stella will audition for the WA Academy of Performing Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
Stella said she never imagined students from around Australia would be singing a song she helped write.
“That feeling of having people all over Australia happy and singing your song is incredible,” she said. “I love music, so I hope I do it for the rest of my life.”