Knowing Me, Knowing You — Wendy-Lee Mason [student]
Programme & Year:
BA Music & Society, 3rd year
Three Rivers, Vereeniging
Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, Alto Saxophone
I wish to become an accomplished music educator that not only inspires music, but also molds the musicians of the future.
Top 5 must-hear music:
1. Tchaikovsky — Marche Slave
2. Holst — “Mars” from The Planets
3. Hans Zimmer — Gladiator
4. The Police — Roxanne
5. The Beach Boys — Good Vibrations
Which personal music experiences are most memorable to you?
When my high school orchestra toured in Cape Town for a week, we acted like true ‘freelance’ musicians by setting up anywhere and performing and then moving onto another street block by doing the same. It was a wonderful experience I will never forget.
Top 5 must-read books:
1. The Demonata Series by Darren Shan
2. The Vamire Series by Darren Shan
3. The Zom-B Series by Darren Shan
4. Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
5. Carrie by Stephen King
“May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon the face and may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.” — Blow
Top 5 must-see movies:
1. Joseph (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
2. The Scorpion King
3. The Mummy 1, 2 and 3
4. Reefer Madness
5. The Road to El Dorado
Which television shows can you watch over and over again?
Grimm, The Walking Dead and Blacklist.
Chicken Chow Mein.
Passion Fruit and Lemonade.
How do you relax?
Parking off on a chair outside in a beautiful garden.
Which places would you still like to visit?
Switzerland and Rome.
What is your favourite moment of the day/week/year at the Conservatory?
Basically, all the days I practise with all my ensembles/orchestras. As a musician, it makes me feel right at home.