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 performer, Juliana has sung and toured with some of Australia’s finest chamber choirs, including Ensemble Gombert, Polyphonic Voices and The Australian Voices. Her experiences as a singer and conductor inspired her to turn to composing and she now writes regularly for children and community choirs across Australia, with the support of Australian publisher SingScore.
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)