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The Brisbane Chamber Choir and Lumens Chamber Choir are pleased to announce their inaugural Conducting Internship Program in 2024. This program is designed to provide upcoming conductors with a breadth of training and experience that comes with working with our choral ensembles. Each internship lasts 12 months and applicants will have access to experienced conductors and choirs to hone their skills for future development.

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The Brisbane Chamber Choir is excited to announce that our Conducting Intern for 2024 is the wonderful Ashleigh Richardson!

Ashleigh has sung in choirs for many years, joining the UQ Chamber Singers and the Cathedral Singers at St John’s Anglican Cathedral in 2021. She has enjoyed varied opportunities in the choral music space since starting university, especially through the Royal School of Church Music. Conducting in workshops and singing in the Youth Choir as part of the RSCM Winter School 2023 were particularly formative experiences. This year, Ashleigh is on the Committee for the Royal School of Church Music. Ashleigh is in her fourth year at the University of Queensland studying a Bachelor of Arts / Diploma of Languages, and will commence her Master of Teaching (Secondary) in 2025. Ashleigh is passionate about music education and choral pedagogy. She is excited for this opportunity to develop her conducting and leadership skills with the Brisbane Chamber Choir.

Congratulations, Ashleigh! We can’t wait to work with you!

The Lumens Chamber Choir is proud to announce that their Conducting Intern for 2024 is Ailsa Harris.

Ailsa is a flute teacher and current music education student at the University of Queensland. After performing internationally as a dancer, Ailsa decided to pursue her love of music and education through completing a Bachelor of Music (Hons) and a Bachelor of Education. Ailsa is an avid flute performer and choral musician enjoying performing diverse repertoire with leading Queensland ensembles. Ailsa is also a passionate church musician, as a Lay Clerk at Holy Trinity Church, Fortitude Valley, and Secretary for the Royal School of Church Music Queensland Branch. Last year, she completed Honours research investigating what influences the pedagogical approaches of classroom music teachers in Queensland.

Congratulations Ailsa - we look forward to working with you throughout the year.

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