Joint winner the 2011 Brian Stacey Memorial Trust Award
Trevor Jones: is a conductor, musical director, singing teacher, accompanist and choral director. As a conductor, Trevor has worked in Opera and Musical Theatre with credits including Don Giovanni and Orpheus in the Underworld (The Opera Studio, Melbourne), Opera in The Park 2010 and 2011 (City of Stonnington), Dear World (Magnormos Productions), The Last Five Years (Devanesen Productions) and Aida (Devanesen Productions) for which he was nominated for a Guild Award by the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria. Trevor trained in classical voice at the University of Western Australia, has performed in opera and musical theatre and as a soloist with a number of choirs in Perth and Melbourne.
Trevor is currently the Associate Musical Director of the Victorian State Schools Spectacular and is an esteemed choral conductor. He founded Choristry in September 2008 and was the conductor of the Monash University Choral Society from 1999 – 2005. His choral repertoire has included Britten’s St Nicolas, Mozart’s Requiem, Coronation Mass and Mass in C minor, Bach’s Magnificat, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria.
Trevor regularly performs contemporary Australian Music with his choirs including works by Iain Grandage Daniel Walker, Stephen Leek and Matthew Orlovich. He currently teaches singing in the Music Theatre and Drama courses at the Victorian College of the Arts. As a performer, Trevor has travelled internationally as a piano bar entertainer and is well regarded as a cabaret and music theatre performer.
Trevor plans to use his prize money for further study and to build existing connections he has with New York City Opera, Metropolitan Opera and Broadway Theatre Companies in New York.