Hybrid event - in-person workshop (with online viewing available via Zoom link)
In-person: Music Auditorium McKinnon Secondary College (291McKinnon Rd, McKinnon VIC 3204)
Online: Zoom link to be provided
Date & Time:
Sunday 29 May - 3pm-5pm
BMus. Grad.Dip Ed. (Sec) MLeadership (Education).
Conductor, Musician & Educationalist
Marten holds a Bachelor of Music with major studies in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting and postgraduate studies in Music Education, Christian Ministry & Educational Leadership.
He has studied Choral Conducting with Andrew Wailes (Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale), Dr. Ian Burk (Australian Catholic University) and Dr. Geoffrey Cox (St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne). He has also conducted in Choral masterclasses with Dr Rodney Eichenberger (Florida State University, United States), Dr Andre` Thomas (Florida State University, United States) and Ass. Prof. Carl Crossin (Elder Conservatorium, Australia). Marten has also studied voice performance and vocal pedagogy with Loris Synan (Monash University, Australia) and Susan Breen-Clark (Melbourne University, Australia).
As a conductor, Marten has been the Principal Artistic Director of the Chime Choir, Melbourne for over 10 years. This is a large, professional choral organisation based in Melbourne, who host several annual concerts, undertake a large volume of corporate engagements and regularly tour internationally. In 2019, Marten was been appointed the Director of Music over St Margaret's and Berwick Grammar School, in Melbourne, Victoria. This is a leading school for Choral Music and Music Education. Marten was the Leader of Performing Arts and Head of Vocal and Choral Studies at Wantirna College
Marg is Curriculum Manager for Performing Arts at the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority. Her appointment to that role followed many years as Head of Music at Wesley College, VCASS and MLC. Originally appointed to Wesley as Head of Voice, Marg was a pianist in her undergraduate years at University of Melbourne, but completed postgraduate studies at the VCA and Monash University in Voice. Marg has performed as a soloist with many choirs, and with Victorian Opera. She has especially enjoyed professional small ensemble work in London and Australia, and continues to perform with small medieval ensemble Acord, and at occasional club and cabaret gigs.