Our music team
Elise is the Artistic Director of the Toronto Children’s Chorus in Canada, a past music director of the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir, and in demand internationally as an award-winning conductor, adjudicator and clinician.
Practice in action
|Dr Karen Grylls ONZM
Associate Professor in Conducting and Programme Coordinator (Choral) at the University of Auckland, Karen is Artistic Director of the New Zealand Youth Choir and Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir. Through her work with the Auckland Chamber Choir and her teaching at the University of Auckland, she has created the pathway for tertiary, doctoral study in choral conducting.
It's all in the upbeat!
Born in Sweden, Catrin is an Artist Teacher at the University of Auckland. A vocal artist and pedagogue with extensive operatic experience, she has sung many principal roles, with major opera companies such as English National Opera.
Working with young voices
A former conductor of the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir and voice clinician for the New Zealand Youth Choir and Voices NZ, Robert is a Professional Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland.
A trained primary school teacher, Megan is the music specialist at Royal Oak Primary School and teacher-in-charge of Choirs at St Cuthbert’s College, Auckland. Megan co-authored ‘Hear our Voices’, a choral resource for children’s choir leaders.
Music made fun!