Juliane Di Sisto and Sara-Jane Neep, both graduates of the Bachelor of Jazz Studies program, have coordinated an exciting music course titled Voice in Schools through Newstead College in Launceston.

Juliane and Sara said the Voice in Schools program offered tutoring for young vocalists in schools around the northern part of Tasmania.

The program aims to encourage students from primary through to high school, giving them the opportunity to experience being in a large ensemble and in a performance situation.

“The program is designed to enhance and provide extra assistance to music departments within schools, focusing on vocal ensembles and vocal techniques, while building students’ confidence and having fun,” Juliane said.

Voice in Schools was initiated through Newstead College’s music department, which found there was a need for a program within schools that established a new and contemporary style of vocal performance, building on group unison singing as well as harmony.

Now both back in their home town of Launceston, Juliane and Sara both hope to be able to pass on some of the skills and inspiration they received during their time at the Conservatorium.

“Our degrees have equipped us with different skills and knowledge of various genres, techniques and performance styles to help us tutor these students and create a fun learning environment,” Sara explained.

“Not only has our degree enhanced our ability in voice and performance, it also has given us the opportunity to work with various national and international mentors within the music industry,” added Juliane.

Sara and Juliane are both working musicians in various outfits around Launceston and are both working on gaining recognition as solo artists.