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Programme & Year:
BA Music & Society, 3rd year

Three Rivers, Vereeniging

Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, Alto Saxophone

Wendy Mason

Professional ideals:
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

Favourite quote(s):
“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.

Favourite food:
Chicken Chow Mein.

Favourite drink(s):
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.

Wendy Mason

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.