Elizabeth Vierboom

Conductor

Elizabeth Vierboom studied music at the NSW Conservatorium of Music and the University of Sydney majoring in the violin and pipe organ.  Having played and toured with the Australian Youth Orchestra and the Sydney Youth Orchestra, Elizabeth then turned to teaching high school and primary music and further developing her interest in choral music. This dates back to her high school choir conductor, Richard Gill, whose energy and love of singing was infectious.

She has long championed the performance of Australian choral music and has been responsible for the commissioning of many new works for young choirs by emerging and established Australian composers. As an educator, Elizabeth Vierboom is recognised for the enthusiasm she kindles in young musicians and the passion she arouses in students to develop their skills, critical thinking and musicality.

Elizabeth Vierboom is a much sought-after presenter at in-services and educational conferences locally and internationally. She enjoys the status of ‘Accomplished Teacher’ with the NSW Institute of Teachers. Her previous appointments include Barker College and, most recently, Abbotsleigh.

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