Kimberley Steele – Artistic Director & Conductor

Kimberley Steele – Artistic Director & Conductor

Kimberley Steele – Artistic Director & Conductor

MTeach (Secondary), GradDipMus (Accompaniment), BMus (Hons), LMusA (Flute), Kodály Primary Level 1&2, Kodály Choral Symposium

Kimberley Steele is a highly regarded musician and educator who is regularly sought after as a collaborative artist and workshop presenter. Having graduated with First Class Honours and as Margaret Smiles Accompaniment Competition winner from The Australian National University, Kimberley went on to be awarded the Geoffrey Parsons Australian Scholarship at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She has a huge passion for teaching, in particular using singing, with the view that everyone can succeed in music if given the right tools. Kimberley uses a combination of holistic educational philosophies including Kodály and other highly-reputed pedagogies to scaffold the success of her students. She is addicted to the ‘lightbulb’ moment when a student understands a concept for the first time!

Kimberley’s work has taken her to many exciting places, including collaborative pianist with notable artists and ensembles including David Pereira (‘cello), Alexander Knight (baritone), her flagship ensemble the foray quintet, conductor, soloist and flautist with National Capital Orchestra, orchestral pianist with the Voices in the Forest Orchestra, choral conductor with Canberra Choral Society, St Clare’s Chorale, Kompactus Youth Choir, Lyneham Singers, Neville Bonner Primary Choirs, Strange Weather Gospel Choir and most recently, Woden Valley Youth Choir. In addition to her important role at WVYC, Kimberley regularly teaches primary classroom music in the ACT Education Directorate and works at The Australian National University as repetiteur with world class vocalist Anke Hoeppner in addition to instrumental accompaniment.

Kimberley became the Artistic Director of Woden Valley Youth Choir in 2017, becoming only the third Artistic Director in the choir’s nearly 50-year history.