Holiday Music Program

About

Voices of Birralee is inviting children in Grades 3 – 6 to find their inner musician over the September spring holidays. 

From 30 September to 4 October 2019, Voices of Birralee will be running a school holiday day-camp at Voices of Birralee HQ in Bardon, Brisbane. The five-day program will provide children with the opportunity to explore a diverse range of musical genres, build self-confidence and lifelong friendships, discover the magic of music in a fun and encouraging environment, and develop an appreciation for the arts. 

The children will enjoy workshops in jazz/gospel music, classical music, folk/world music, musical theatre/pop music, as well as movement and improvisation, led by a faculty of reputable music professionals. Plus, all participants will be lucky enough to travel to Southbank on the fourth day of the camp to see the highly acclaimed production of Laser Beak Man at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). 

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Important Information

AGE: Grades 3 – 6 
DATE: Monday 30 September – Friday 4 October 2019
TIME: 9am – 3pm including breaks 
COST: $350 (Early bird)*, $420 (Full registration)**
LOCATION: Voices of Birralee HQ, 57 Carwoola Street, Bardon QLD 4065

1 Participant registration includes:
• Music & Activity Book
• Ticket to Laser Beak Man at QPAC’s The Playhouse 
• Return bus fares to Southbank 
• Lunch on Friday*
• Holiday Music Program T-Shirt
• Holiday Music Program Certificate of Participation 

• Voices of Birralee Bag 


*Early bird registrations extended until Friday 13 September

**Full Registrations close Thursday 19 September


CONTACT: holidaymusic@birralee.org or 3367 1001

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Meet the Teaching Team

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Jo Davie 

Folk/World Music 

Graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium in 2017, with First Class Honours and the University Medal, versatile Brisbane vocalist and song-writer Jo Davie burst onto the scene as 2018 runner-up Folk Alliance Young Artist of the Year. She has showcased at festivals across Australia, including Woodford Folk Festival (QLD), The National Folk Festival (ACT) and Blue Mountains Music Festival (NSW). She also performs as vocalist of a nationally touring gypsy-jazz band, and teaches music privately. Above all, Jo’s primary focus is to share stories, putting a little bit of herself into every song she sings. Learn more about  Jo via her website www.jodavie.com



 

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Louise Wall

Musical Theatre/Pop Music

Louise Wall is a vibrant singing teacher, choral conductor and performer who strives to inspire her students and choristers to sing with confidence and commitment. She prides herself on being able to connect with young performers so they feel comfortable to be themselves, and make the most of the gifts they have.

 

Trained in classical voice, Louise quickly developed a love for Musical Theatre and Contemporary styles. Her classical training gave her the knowledge and skill to adjust her voice to suit different roles that she performed over the years.  Many years of Ballroom Dancing training helped to refine the demanding physicality of music theatre.

 

Louise particularly loves working with children on musical theatre numbers.  The combination of singing, movement and playing a role challenges the young performer, but it is so much fun!



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Clare Finlayson

Jazz/Gospel Music

Clare has an eclectic background having worked as a classroom music teacher, singing teacher, choral conductor, vocalist, actor, lighting designer, stage manager and is currently the Acting Coordinator of Choirs at Brisbane Girls Grammar School. She has developed her love of gospel and jazz music through her choral experiences and is excited to share these genres with the younger generation. 




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Joshua Clifford

Classical Music


Joshua Clifford is a teacher, conductor, lyricist and accompanist. A UQ graduate (Bachelor of Music, Class I Honours) in classical voice, he currently works at Kenmore State High School and Grace Lutheran College as a Vocal & Piano specialist tutor and Choral Director. In 2019, Joshua is a Senior Musical Assistant to two ensembles with Voices of Birralee, and has performed with Birralee at national and international events. For Opera Queensland, he has been Note-Taker for directors Lindy Hume (‘Don Giovanni’) and Patrick Nolan (‘Tosca’). Recently Joshua worked as a choral assistant & accompanist for QLD Music Festival’s ‘Help Is on Its Way’ project, led by Dr Jonathon Welch. Other musical highlights include; creating lyrics for choral works with composers Joseph Twist and Paul Jarman and working as language coach with the UQ Chorale on their highly acclaimed performance of Bernstein’s ‘Chichester Psalms’ (2019).





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Bridget Clark

Movement & Improvisation


Bridget is our movement and improvisation tutor, with many years as a ballet dancer! You may recognise her from Birralee HQ as she enthusiastically combines her love of the arts with her marketing and communication skills. 








 

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Casey Duncan

Written Activities 


Casey is our Artistic Administrator and chorister with Resonance of Birralee. She is currently studying a Master of Music at The University of Queensland, and in her spare time writes music for concert bands. Casey will be taking on the role of teaching musical written activities! 


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