Repertoire Reading & Conducting Masterclass

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Meet the Presenters

Vo B -  Julie  ChristiansenJulie Christiansen OAM

Julie Christiansen is well known for her compelling work with children's and youth choirs both in Australia and overseas, with her ensembles recognised for their joyful vitality and quality of tone. 

Following studies in choral conducting at Queensland Conservatorium, Julie began Voices of Birralee in 1995 and continues to work with young people at all levels of experience in both school and community ensembles. 

Julie is a popular guest clinician regarding vocal/choral techniques and literature for children's choirs. She is regularly invited to conduct and present at choral festivals and educational workshops throughout Australia, including with Gondwana Choirs National Choral School. 

Julie has toured extensively nationally and internationally with Brisbane Birralee Voices, with recent tours representing Australia in Korea, England, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic, as well as tours to Tasmania, Canberra, North Queensland and Adelaide. 

A highlight of her career has included fulfilling a five year commitment with the Department of Veterans' Affairs to sing at World War One centenary services in France and Belgium. 

Julie’s commitment to her work is driven by the vital role music plays, as a channel for developing responsible and caring young people. In 2006 she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s honours list. 

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Paul Holley OAM

Paul Holley is a choral conductor and educator. His personal warmth and passion for choral music have inspired many singers to discover and develop their skills and achieve personal fulfilment as choral musicians. With over 25 years of teaching experience in secondary schools and many years of working with adult community choirs, Paul knows how to connect with singers of all ages and enjoys collaborating with them in the music making process. 

Paul is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music where he studied choral conducting with Dr John Nickson. 

Presently Paul is the Associate Director of Voices of Birralee and conducts two ensembles, The Birralee Blokes and Resonance of Birralee. The Blokes have been bringing young men together to sing since 2003. In addition to enjoying their music making and inspiring audiences they have been successful in the ABC Choir of the Year Competition in 2006 winning the overall and People's Choice awards and were also Choir of the World at Kathaumiwx in 2012. 

Resonance of Birralee, a choir for young adults has toured nationally and internationally most recently to perform at Anzac Centenary Commemorations in France and Belgium. They have also enjoyed making several recordings and perform regularly with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Pops Orchestra. 

Paul is also the co-conductor of the national youth choir Gondwana Chorale that in January 2019 toured the UK and the Baltics, and have previously toured the UK, USA and NZ. 

As a choral educator, Paul is dedicated to excellence in choral education and regularly features as guest conductor/clinician at festivals, conferences and music competitions at home and abroad. He also contributed a chapter to the book Male Voices: Stories of boys learning through making music (S D Harrison, Ed, 2009, ACER). 

In January 2016, Paul was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to choral music. 

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Jenny Moon

A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music majoring in piano, Jenny has been a Primary and Secondary Classroom Music specialist for over 20 years. 

As Head of Choral and Vocal Studies at Hillcrest Christian College, on the Gold Coast, she directs 9 of the 12 College choirs and is the artistic director of the Hillcrest Children’s Choir who, in 2013, were invited to represent Australia at the 5th International World Vision Children’s Choir Festival.

Jenny's successful participation at state, national and international events such as Q150 Songbridge, ANCA Choralfest, Next Generation Sings and various competitions, such as the Australian National Eisteddfod and the Concorso Corale Internazionale, support her emergence as a highly regarded children's choir conductor, adjudicator and choral workshop clinician.

She has been a guest conductor at a wide range of events including the acclaimed Gondwana National Choral School, State Honours Education Programs at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and various choral festivals in Queensland and New South Wales.

Peter  Ingram

Peter Ingram 

Peter is a noted conductor of school, university and community choirs throughout Australia. He is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and Florida State University (U.S.A.) where he gained his Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting under the guidance of Rodney Eichenberger. Peter is Head of Music at Brisbane Grammar School and directs the acclaimed Grammarphones which, in 2010, was awarded the City of Vienna Prize as champion choir at the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival. He is currently the National President of the Australian National Choral Association (ANCA) and was a long-serving president of the Queensland Chapter of ANCA. He is in demand as a guest conductor, adjudicator, clinician and workshop leader at various choral events throughout the country.


He is also actively involved in the music ministry of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Coorparoo. Peter is in demand as a guest conductor, adjudicator, clinician and workshop leader at various choral events throughout the country.

Peter passionately believes in the many positive and life-changing benefits that flow from involvement in choral music both as a conductor and a singer. This is why he has devoted much of his professional life as a music educator and choral administrator to promoting the cause of choral music in this state and supporting choral musicians in their endeavours.

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