Kyna Hart - General Manager

Kyna Hart is a communications and engagement specialist, with extensive experience as a lead practitioner and manager on complex private and public-sector projects. She has worked across a range of sectors including health, community and government relations, infrastructure, funding development and education – with much of her work focussed on supporting and empowering young people. She is an accredited PRIA member (APR) and holds a BA(Hons) from the University of Melbourne.

Originally from Ballarat, Victoria, Kyna was heavily involved as a youth musician in orchestras, early music ensembles, bands and choirs. In 1999, Kyna moved to New Zealand, where she lived and worked for 20 years. Alongside her communications consultancy work, Kyna co-owned and managed a highly successful music tutoring business, which introduced around 1200 New Zealand students to the pleasures of learning music and the joys of performance.

Kyna believes passionately in the value of lifelong musical education and involvement, is delighted to have joined the TYO and is looking forward to working with the TYO family to nurture and support Tasmania’s young musicians in their own musical journeys.

Lauren Foreman - Program Coordinator

After completing a Bachelor of Arts, Arts Management at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Lauren project managed a children’s travelling scientific robotic Dinosaur exhibition (Dinosaurs Alive!), a multi-day Polish Arts Festival (PolArt 2012) and managed the front of house operations at a seven-theatre university complex in Perth, Western Australia.

On the side, Lauren has independently produced and publicised various large and small-scale events including theatre productions with Western Australian independent theatre companies Happy Dagger Theatre Company (The Cockatoos), Deus Ex Machina (Cry Havoc) and monthly storytelling event Barefaced Stories.

After a short holiday to the Apple Isle in 2015, Lauren was drawn to the natural beauty, small community and extraordinary arts scene in Tasmania and moved to Hobart in 2016. She has been grateful to have worked with Village Cinemas and the MONA ferry before starting her role as Program Coordinator with the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra in 2017.

Lauren is thrilled to be a part of the next stage of the TYO’s organisational growth and is excited about contributing to an exceptional program and mission. Although she did play the euphonium in school, Lauren is very happy to leave the instruments to the skilled players and be available to them behind the scenes instead!  

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