UPPER STRINGS CLINICIAN
Maria Salmon is a dedicated string teacher who has spent her career developing strings programs and music students in many schools and countries in which she has lived. In 2016, Maria was awarded the Sunshine Coast Council’s Australia Day Cultural Award for her work with SCYO and the community.
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.
FEMALE VOICE CLINICIAN
One of Australia’s most experienced and versatile choral conductors, Emily Cox is currently Music Director of Brisbane Chorale, and founding Music Director of Canticum Chamber Choir. Through these acclaimed choirs and her work with many other choirs and orchestras, she has explored a broad repertoire, spanning virtuoso chamber choir repertoire and the choral symphonic repertoire of all eras.
Male Voice Clinician
Dr. Anthony Young is in demand as a choral conductor in school, community, festival and liturgical settings. His research has been published in journals such as the Australian Kodaly Journal and the International Kodaly Journal. His work has also been published by ACER, Springer publications and Oxford University Press.
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.
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.
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.
David Kemp has an extensive background in orchestral, jazz, theatre and popular music performance. Initially studying orchestral percussion at the Qld Conservatorium of Music, he soon came to the attention of the Qld Symphony Orchestra, where he has remained a regular section percussionist ever since.
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.
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.
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.