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Ms Aleta King

School: Discipline of Humanities and Creative Arts
Position: Lecturer
Location: Music Hall
Phone: (02) 4980 2207
Extension: #207
Fax: (02) 4980 2118
Qualifications: AMusA (Piano); BAMus (Honours) (Queensland Conservatorium of Music); PGDipEd (Music) (The University of Queensland); AdvDip (Choral Conducting & Music Pedagogy); MMusSt (Choral Conducting & Musicianship Education).
Research: Musicianship education
Choral & Chamber vocal ensemble education and performance
Conducting education and performance
About: Aleta King is director of the Conservatorium of Music at Avondale College of Higher Education. She is also artistic director of Avondale vocal ensemble The Promise and director of Avondale Singers and Avondale Chamber Orchestra. Aleta lecturers in musicianship and conducting. She is a former lecturer at The University of Queensland and The University of Melbourne, a former sessional lecturer at Queensland Conservatorium and a guest presenter for the Australian Society for Music Education, the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia and Australian National Choral Association for which she is a NSW /ACT state branch committee member. She has also traveled extensively, studying in Hungary at the Liszt Academy's Kodály Institute where she received the International Kodály Society's Sarolta Kodály Scholarship, the Kodály Institute's Sarolta Kodály Foundation Scholarship and the Hungarian Government Scholarship. While in Europe, Aleta accepted an invitation to become musical director for the London Adventist Chorale, which gave her the experience of performing for Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee celebrations at Buckingham Palace and the foundation for forming Brisbane Adventist Voices upon her return. Aleta is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting under the tutelage of Dr Neil McEwan at Sydney Conservatorium, University of Sydney.
Select Publications: Publications
"30 Years of Pilgrimage: Australians at the Kodaly Institute, Hungary," Australian Kodaly Journal, 2010 (Journal article)

'Australians at the Kodály Institute', Bulletin of the International Kodály Society, Vol.33 no.1, Spring 2008.

Australians at the Kodaly Institute: Reflections on the Journey, 2007 (MMusST thesis)

Jesus: HIStory, The Promise with David Pudney and Avondale Jazz Ensemble, 2014 (CD)
Give Thanks, The Promise, 2013 (CD)
Messiah, Avondale Singers and Avondale Chamber Orchestra, 2013 (DVD, live recording)

Thesis supervision
Melissa Rogers, A reflective and quantitative investigation of relationships between aural dictation, sight singing, performance and composition skills. Master of Arts associate supervisor, 2012

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