World Projects Faculty Member

Elizabeth Scott

Elizabeth Scott is the conductor of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Choir where she is also currently completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts. She works regularly with Cantillation and has performed and recorded with Pinchgut Opera and The Song Company.

Elizabeth graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 1995 as a flute major having earned the prestigious Student of the Year Award and the Reuben F. Scarf Scholarship for academic and musical excellence. As the holder of scholarships from the Hungarian Ministry of Education, she then completed post-graduate studies in choral conducting, vocal performance and aural training in Hungary and Germany before returning to Australia in 2004.

Elizabeth is a graduate of Symphony Australia’s Conductor Development Program having worked with orchestras including The Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. She was also awarded the Sydney Choral Symposium Foundation Choral Conducting Scholarship in 2008.

Elizabeth is very active in music education and is currently the Music Performance Projects Officer (Secondary Choral Music / Instrumental Music) for The Arts Unit, a specialist branch of the NSW Department of Education and Training. In addition to this, she was the Director of Vocal and Choral Studies at the Conservatorium High School from 2012 to 2013. Elizabeth was the Instrumental Music Program Coordinator at Fort St High School from 2008 to 2011 and under her musical direction, the Fort St High School Wind Ensemble won the Australian National Band Championships Junior B division, the Sydney Eisteddfod Premium Secondary School Concert Band division, and a Gold medal and the ABODA prize at the NSW School Bands Festival. Elizabeth regularly works as an orchestral and choral conductor and accompanist for The Arts Unit at State School Music Camps, Choral and Instrumental Festivals and is the conductor of the NSW Public Schools Singers. Elizabeth was the Assistant Choral Conductor for Schools Spectacular in 2005 and 2006 and has been the Choral Conductor for the Schools Spectacular since 2009.

Elizabeth has been the Musical Director of Vox, Sydney Philharmonia’s youth choir since 2008 and has built this ensemble into one of Australia’s leading youth choirs. She was the Assistant Chorus Master to Sydney Philharmonia Choirs from 2006 to 2008 and was the Acting Music Director for the first half of 2013. Elizabeth regularly works as a chorus master for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and has prepared choirs for conductors including Simone Young, David Robertson, and Charles Dutoit. In December 2017, Elizabeth was the first Australian female to conduct the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Sydney Opera House. She is regularly invited as a guest conductor for ensembles including Canberra Choral Society, Coro Innominata, Macquarie University Singers and Orpheus Choral Music.

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