TYO TASMANIAN JUNIOR CHORALE
Conductor: Estelle Levy
Accompanist: Alexander Rodrigues
The perfect way to introduce juniors to the joys of music! Junior Chorale singers are aged 5 to 10 and rehearse engaging and fun repertoire, learning skills like reading music and good vocal technique along the way. No auditions are held for this chorale and all participants are welcomed.
ABOUT THIS ENSEMBLE
Age range: 5-10 years
No auditions required
No musical experience is required for this group but registration is essential.
Strict COVIDSafe protocols are in place and must be observed at all times.
REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES
This ensemble rehearses and performs between February and November each year. At least 80% rehearsal attendance is expected. There are no rehearsals during Tasmanian school holidays.
Program and performance dates are confirmed at the start of each year. Musicians are required to be available for all scheduled performance dates.
$160 per term
Financial assistance available
All TYO ensembles have fees but they should never be a barrier to participating.
We offer a financial bursary program and fees assistance options. Payment arrangements are also available for those who wish to spread payments across the course of the year. Annual ensemble fees do not include entry to TYO concerts: concert tickets for family and friends need to be purchased separately.
Conductor: TYO Junior Chorale
Estelle is a classroom music teacher, whose weekly classes include Early Childhood, Primary, and Secondary Music. Estelle studied Music Performance, Conducting and Music Education under acclaimed music educator, Monte Mumford. She graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Performing Arts, Music (flute), followed by a Bachelor of Teaching. Recognised for her teaching talents and aptitude, Estelle was selected for the Beginner Band Conductor Training Program, under the University of Tasmania's Community Music Program.
Early in Estelle's teaching career, she found herself responsible for conducting school choirs as part of her teaching role. Wanting to improve her knowledge of the singing voice, Estelle undertook classical singing lessons with the outstanding Helen Todd for several years.
Estelle began working with the Tasmanian Youth Chorale Juniors in 2011, shortly after the Tasmanian Youth Chorale introduced the Junior training choir and still holds the role of Conductor of the TYO Tasmanian Junior Chorale.