Juliana Kay is a Melbourne-based conductor, composer and teacher with a lifelong interest in choirs and choral music.
She is the founding director of Choral Edge and assistant conductor at Exaudi Youth Choir and Young Voice of Melbourne, directed by Mark O'Leary OAM. She has taught classroom music and directed ensembles in secondary schools, and has tutored choristers at the Australian Boys Choir. She currently teaches at Richmond High School.
As a composer, Juliana enjoys writing pieces that are interesting to singers and audiences alike. Her music is performed by children's and amateur choirs across Australia and some of her work can be found through the Australian publisher SingScore. In 2020 she was the joint-winner of the Ralph Morton Memorial Composition Competition, hosted by the National Youth Choir of Australia.
As a performer, Juliana has sung and toured with some of Australia’s finest chamber choirs, including Ensemble Gombert, Polyphonic Voices and The Australian Voices.
Juliana is one of forty change-makers in music education from around the world to take part in the 2020 Global Leaders Program, an executive graduate course in social entrepreneurship, teaching artistry and arts management.
Education: University of Melbourne (MTeach), Middlebury College (B.L.A), Australian Kodaly Certificate (in progress)