Musical Director

Tracy works with choirs as a conductor, arranger and composer – often on projects that respond to local issues of sustainability, social justice or history. She also leads groups who get together just because they love to sing!

She is Director of Voice at Radford College (2020 to the present), responsible for leading the choir and vocal program.

She was Artistic Director of the Climate Choir project, for SEAM Inc (2017), which was made up of over 20 choirs from Brisbane, Sydney, Bungendore, Canberra, Melbourne, Ballarat, Mt Gambier and Hobart who were united in their commitment to reducing the impact of climate change and living more sustainably. The choir sang on the eve of the United Nations Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany as our way of sending a message to world leaders that we wanted them to be courageous as they negotiate global agreements on carbon emissions and other strategies to reduce the human impact on our planet. Our songs call out to all people to do everything we can to leave the world in a healthy state for future generations.

Prior to COVID, she led the Bungendore Community Choir which met weekly to sing songs from a range of musical styles.

In 2014 Tracy was the choir leader for TTFO (Things That Fall Over), a project about the creativity of older women (among other things) with a script by Peta Murray and music by Peta Williams. From 2013-2014, she was choir leader for the Pyrenees Chorale, a group from Avoca and Beaufort largely made up of senior singers.

Tracy composed some songs in the Illuminated by Fire performance in Ballarat (2010, 2011).

Other highlights including musically directing Dust which was, written and directed by Donna Jackson (Hubcap), with songs composed by Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors) and choral arrangements by Tracy. This production toured to Adelaide in April this year where she worked with the fabulous Born on Monday Choir. The show was reviewed by Glam Adelaide:

I found (the music) most engaging. Musically these are not trite songs. They are carefully composed pieces that contain some very fine vocal harmonies, (with) references to Phillip Glass and to Arvo Part.

Tracy also runs workshops on vocal technique with various vocal groups and choirs.

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