JOHN CURRO AM MBE

UPPER STRINGS CLINICIAN

John Curro AM MBE is both the founder and Director of Music for Queensland Youth Orchestras (QYO), conducting the Queensland Youth Symphony since its beginning in 1966. He is in demand as a conductor and tutor for professional and youth orchestras and festivals.

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Louise King

LOWER STRINGS AND CREATIVE IMPROVISATION CLINICIAN

Louise King is a portfolio musician, strings instrumental teacher, recording and concert artist, Teaching Artist, active chamber musician, examiner, conductor, music director and adjudicator. She has extensive international training and twenty-five years of professional performing and teaching experience.

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Dr Debra Shearer-Dirié

VOICE CLINICIAN

Debra is Musical Director of the Brisbane Concert Choir, Founder and Artistic Director of Fusion Chamber Choir and conductor of the Vintage Voices. Her singers are drawn in by her attention to the promotion and advancement of artistic excellence in choral singing and choral conducting.

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Merryl Neille

WOODWIND CLINICIAN

Merryl Neille is fast becoming a world-renowned flutist and teacher. Formerly principal flutist of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Merryl has performed professionally in a range of musical settings from ballet and opera to commercial studio work.

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Fletcher Mitchell

LOWER BRASS CLINICIAN

Fletcher is an Australian based euphonium soloist, low brass educator and conductor. He has travelled the world performing as a guest soloist and featured artist, giving masterclasses and workshops. He has been a full time euphonium player with the Royal Australian Navy Band for 12 years, and is the euphonium lecturer at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane.

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Lauren Manuel

UPPER BRASS CLINICIAN

After graduating from Elder Conservatorium at Adelaide University, Lauren continued her studies at Melbourne University under the direction of Geoff Collinson and world famous horn soloist, Barry Tuckwell. During her time in Victoria, Lauren frequently performed as a guest musician with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Opera Victoria.

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David Carr

GUITAR AND ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE CLINICIAN

The Alexander Technique looks at HOW you do WHAT you do. Students learn about what they are doing that interferes with the results they could be achieving. They learn to improve their coordination in the moment, so that everything becomes easier, more efficient and effective.

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Jeff Higgins

The Many Pathways into the Music Industry: What You Need to Know

This newly designed masterclass will cover song writing for film, TV and advertising, royalties, clearances, collaborative song writing, session work, management, and how it all works and connects. A complete overview of the industry and the opportunities covering all genres of music.

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David Peirce

Musical CPPR Clinician

David is currently consulting Physiotherapist to the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Conservatorium. He has held similar roles with Queensland Ballet, Expressions Dance Company, Qld Theatre, Opera Qld and high-profile musicals such as Rock of Ages, Grease, Wicked, Matilda and Mary Poppins.

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