Bernie joined Gondwana Choirs in April 2014, and works alongside Artistic Director Lyn Williams and the Board of Directors to support and realise the organisation’s business and strategic planning.
Bernie is passionate about supporting excellence in youth training and performance, with a strong foundation in education as a graduate of Sydney Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Music Education, major in voice & piano. Following teaching positions in public and private schools, she worked in the Sydney Symphony Education program for ten years. She completed a Churchill Fellowship in 2007, investigating models of training for emerging professional musicians, and contributed especially to the development of the SSO’s Sinfonia and Fellowship programs. In 2011, she was appointed General Manager of Sydney Youth Orchestras, and participated in the Australia Council Emerging Leaders Development Program.