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St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital

Music Project 2019


About the Musician-in-Residence Program

The Musician in Residence Program commenced in March 2016 initially as a collaborative with Musica Viva, and the University of Western Australia (UWA) as a pilot study. Following the success of the pilot and improved health care outcomes for participants the program has continued and recently expanded in to two group’s beginners and advanced. Our research has continued with the UWA and forms a key component of our outcome measures.

It is envisaged that the music program will continue to actively involve patients (both inpatients and outpatients) as well as staff (caregivers) in musical activities such as singing, listening, playing instruments and song writing. Within each session, a variety of approaches would be used in order to engage the participants, being aware of their energy levels and clinical condition etc.

Our aim is to continue and further expand the Music for Wellness Program and it is now an integral part of the clinical service within the Hospital. The hope is also that for some, ongoing involvement in similar activities will continue as part of their ongoing health and wellbeing post-hospitalization.


Patients have a substantial program of physical and other therapies, however there are periods in the day when patients become isolated. Approximately 50% of inpatients will attend an outpatient program with many seeking ongoing therapy within the community or preferably with SJGFRH due to their sense of connection. 

The key objective of the program will be to facilitate activities that aim to reduce social isolation and increase emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing to support patient healing and foster artistic interests and provide a more invigorating hospital environment.

Outcomes are measured by patient participation, patient and caregiver satisfaction and wellbeing scales. Measures of success include:


The program is formally evaluated annually. Outcomes are measured using patient, carer and staff satisfaction and wellbeing scales as well as written feedback. The evaluation enables us to demonstrate evidence of the value of such activities. It will also enable us to make improvements and engage more of our patients, their carers and our staff. 


Musicians/Music Therapists are invited to lodge an Expression of Interest by email to Sally Faulkner, Director of Clinical Services by COB Monday 29 April 2019. (note extension of closing date) Shortlist candidates will be interviewed soon after application close date. The successful Musician/Music Therapist will be notified via telephone.

Click here for the requirements for the expression of interest and further information.

Listed 16/04/2019


The Kambu Choir seeks a Choir Director!

Expressions of interest are invited for the position of Choir Director for the Kambu Choir. The Kambu Choir was established in 2002 with a focus on using singing as the vehicle to reducing social isolation and building resilience among Kambu Health clients living in the Ipswich and surrounding West Moreton region.

Membership of the choir is open to people of all diverse cultures, ages and musical abilities. The choir gives choristers the opportunity to choose, learn, rehearse and publicly perform a variety of uplifting songs. The choir meets weekly for 2 hours from 4:30pm and performs during the year on approximately 4 or 5 occasions at various cultural events such as NAIDOC and other local events. The choir membership numbers between 20-30.

Further details about the requirements of the position may be obtained by contacting Lindsay Johnson via email ( or mobile on 0458 642 009.

Listed 18/03/2019


The University of Western Australia Choral Society

seeks conductor!

The University of Western Australia Choral Society (UWACS) is the third longest continuously performing amateur choir in Australia, having been formed in 1931 with 70 members.

With the appointment of its most recent Conductor, Christopher van Tuinen, to the position of Musical Director of the WA Opera Company, UWACS is seeking expressions of interest in the position of Conductor of UWACS (the Conductor). It is seeking an energetic, personable and musically talented person to develop further and enhance the reputation of the UWACS Choir as a significant musical force in Western Australia. The Conductor will be appointed initially for a three-year period, with a start date of no later than January 2020. However, an earlier start date may be negotiated.

Click here for further information and to access a position description.

Listed 18/03/2019


River Voices seeks Choir Director



River Voices is an SATB choir in Echuca Moama. Established 5 years ago, we are an enthusiastic bunch, lucky enough to have a skilled accompanist and accustomed to singing a wide range of music. We currently rehearse on Sunday evenings 5.30-7.30 however this is open to negotiation. To express your interest or for more details, please email or phone Suzy on 0459342012.
Listed 15/03/2019


Bendigo Chorale is looking for an accompanist

Expressions of interest are invited for the position of Accompanist for the Bendigo Chorale, the oldest classical choir in Bendigo.  The choir meets weekly on Wednesday nights for 2 hours and performs during the year on approximately 3 or 4 occasions.

A modest honorarium is offered with the position.  The choir membership,  representing all voice ranges, numbers approximately 30.

Further details about the requirements of the position may be obtained by contacting : or David Wright choir secretary on 0417582954 or email

 Listed 04/03/2019


Choir Cecilia is looking for an accompanist


Choir Cecilia is a not-for-profit community choir based in Mount Barker, South Australia. The choir prepares two programs, each of approximately ten different works, per year. These programs are presented at a mid-year concert and an end-of-year concert in Mt Barker and are often repeated in other regional areas (for example Victor Harbor). The choir currently rehearses at the St. James Church hall in Blakiston on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 during school term time. The repertoire is largely classical with excerpts from opera and oratorio as well as stand-alone 4-part works including folksongs and other traditional pieces.

Overview of position

The accompanist

Responsibilities and Duties

The accompanist




Jill Brodie-Tyrrell, President of Choir Cecilia, phone 0411 653 060 or email below


Email by 28th February 2019. 

Listed 15/01/2019



Seeking expressions of interest for Musical Director

Brisbane City Sounds Chorus (BCS) is an auditioned, all-women a cappella competing chorus based in Paddington, Queensland. We mainly sing in the barbershop style and have a large and varied repertoire.  We love to entertain and we perform regularly at local events and shows.  We are a highly motivated, disciplined and unified group and we have great fun together. We compete nationally approximately every 2 years.

BCS is a not-for-profit organisation with a strong leadership team and established processes, and we perform with a high standard of professionalism.  We have grown from a small community chorus in 2002 to a paid performing chorus of 35 singers.

Applications are now open for our next energetic, experienced director.  We are seeking someone with strong musical, auditory and singing skills, who can encourage us to continually improve, help us provide excellent entertainment for our audiences, and join us in experiencing the joy of singing at our best. Our preference is for someone with previous experience in barbershop-style a cappella directing; however, we welcome all applicants to contact us to discuss the position.  Importantly, we are looking for strong teaching skills and the ability to motivate volunteer performers.

In return, we offer remuneration by rehearsal payment, percentage of paid performances, and contributions to furthering your musical education.  Your professional development is good for us too.

For further details, please contact Veronika Liljeqvist (Baritone Section Leader) via phone: 0411 362 072 or email:  

Learn more about our chorus via our website: or Facebook page:

 Listed 15/01/2019



The National Boys Choir of Australia is seeking a Co-Artistic and Administrative Director

The National Boys Choir of Australia is a Not-for-profit incorporated association which operates from its freehold premises in Ringwood, Victoria.  The Choir was formed in 1964 and has developed a strong reputation in teaching and choral performance.  Typically we have 50 boys in each of the Elementary and Junior training choirs with another 100 boys in the Performing Choir – ages are in the range of 7 to 15.

We aim to provide boys with an excellent choral music education based on the bel canto style and the opportunity for music and performance to contribute to a love of singing and the boys’ overall development, including  self-confidence, leadership and interpersonal skills.

The Choir is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced person to the dual role of Co-Artistic and Administrative Director.  This is a key full-time position and the incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the development of the Choir`s music program, working collaboratively with a Co-Artistic Director (part time role), as well as managing administrative and other operational activities of the organisation.  The incumbent would also liaise closely with the Coordinator/Conductor of the training choirs.

The successful candidate will be required to regularly work outside normal hours – weekly rehearsals are held in the evening, several weekend workshops are held during each year and performances are mostly evening or weekend events.   The Performing choir also tours for up to 10 days each year.

The successful candidate will:

A salary package in the range of $90k to $110k (depending on experience) is envisaged. A role description can be downloaded from here:

Applications, with resume close on Monday 21st January 2019 and should be addressed to :

The President, National Boys Choir of Australia, Unit 3,  9 Pilgrim Crt, Ringwood Vic 3134 or by email to  ‘’, or call 9872 4480 for further information.

 Listed 04/12/2018



 New Music Director Wanted

Yes, that’s right, our current Music Director is retiring after our Japan tour in April 2019 and we are seeking a new Director to lead the choir to ever greater success.

Voice Weavers is a mixed voice a Cappella choir based in Tweed Heads, growing in size with currently some 50 members of all ages. We enjoy an extensive repertoire with a large variety in musical and arrangement styles. Part of what makes Voice Weavers unique is our plan to travel internationally every three years to continue on the success of the tours we have already taken to China, Vietnam, Russia and our tour to Japan in April 2019.

If you are interested please contact our President, June Rogan (, or Secretary, Barbara Lofts ( or 07 55909496), for further information and to arrange attendance at a rehearsal to get an idea how the choir currently operates.

 Listed 30/11/2018




Seasonal Music Director
 - Opera Choruses & G&S - 
October - December 2019


Oriana Arts Inc boasts the multi-award-winning Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir (SCOC) and Sunshine Coast Oriana Youth Choir (SCOYC), and delivers 3 major choral seasons each year across a range of genres (classical, modern, sacred, large choral works and many more).

Based on the Sunshine Coast (Buderim) in Australia, with a current membership of 130, our vocal ensembles are renowned in South East QLD for delivering high quality performances to valued and loyal patrons. We have performed Messiah with QLD Symphony Orchestra, and early in May 2019 will deliver Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Brisbane Symphony Orchestra.

About the opportunity:

Working with the Artistic Director, you will musically direct our auditioned adult choir of approximately 60-70 singers, the Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir, as the Seasonal Music Director (SMD) for Season 3 2019 (Thursday October 17 – Sunday December 15) for a production of Opera Choruses and Gilbert & Sullivan favourites (repertoire to be negotiated with successful SMD).

As SMD you will work across all aspects of Music Direction (where applicable) including:
Do you have the following knowledge, skills and experience?

To be considered for the position of Oriana Seasonal Music Director the successful candidate will preferably have:
To apply
   Listed 07/11/2018


Choristry is looking for a new musical director 

Choristry is a 30-voice mixed vocal ensemble dedicated to performing a diverse range of choral music to the highest standard in and around Melbourne, Australia.  They are looking for a new musical director to lead the choir from the beginning of 2019.

EOIs should be received by November 1st 2018.  Click here for further information

 Listed 12/10/2018


The Shoalhaven Lydian Singers Inc. Seeks a Musical Director and Conductor

To start February, 2019

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, experienced and suitably qualified persons to direct and conduct this well loved and highly renowned 4 part community choir of about 60 voices.

Now over 40 years since its inception, the choir has developed a large repertoire, both Classical and Modern. The Choir is based in Nowra, on the NSW South Coast, 2 hours south from Sydney airport. We normally stage 3 public concerts annually, and our weekly rehearsals are held in Nowra from 6:30 - 9:00 pm every Wednesday. 

This is not a salaried position, but an honorarium will be paid to the successful applicant.

For further information please visit our website:, or contact our President: Alison Friend on 0410127294.
Applications close on October 31, 2018. Please include your latest CV and send to:
SnailMail: PO Box 1400, Nowra. NSW 2541

Listed 25/06/2018


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