Who's who

Staff may be contacted via the Choir's office.
All staff are fully qualified to work with children, and have either a full teacher's registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching or a current Working With Children Check.

Person Role Venue
Sharon Batterham Musical Director
Conductor
Notting Hill
Berwick / Rowville
Andrew Batterham Managing Director Notting Hill
Cameron Fellowes Facilitator / Accompanist Mentone / Rowville
Kate Finlayson Accompanist Berwick
Tasha Kirk Facilitator Monbulk
Sally Mason Office staff Notting Hill
Jenny Mathers Conductor Rowville
Daniel Moldrich Accompanist Rowville
Karen Noonan Facilitator Monbulk
Julian De Zilva Facilitator Mentone

Sharon Batterham

Sharon Batterham

Sharon Batterham is a choral music specialist, with over 25 years experience as a chorister, tutor and conductor. She has studied music at the University of Melbourne, and holds both a Bachelor of Music, in composition and voice, and a Bachelor of Music Education. As a chorister, Sharon sang with the Australian Children's Choir, and travelled to Hong Kong and the United Kingdom where the choir performed at the prestigious Llangollen Musical Eisteddfod. She continued singing while at University, with the Faculty of Music choir and the Chamber Singers, and enhanced her vocal studies by performing with the Royal Philharmonic Choir, Faye Dumont Singers, CHIME Choir and Australian Youth Choir.

Conducting became a particular interest when Sharon commenced tutoring the training groups of the Victorian Boys' Choir, and she continued developing this area with positions in the Australian Girls' Choir and the CHIME Choirs. Training in choral pedagogy followed, under Rodney Eichenberger, Andre de Quadros and Doreen Rao, and Sharon was selected from conductors around the world to attend the 3rd Choral Symposium held by the Toronto Childrens' Chorus under Jean Ashworth-Bartle.

After a short break to raise a family, Sharon is now Musical Director and part owner of Southern Voices, and is the founding conductor of Harrisfield Harmonies. She has spent spare time writing musical plays for children, whilst composing and arranging choral music for her choirs.

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Andrew Batterham

Andrew Batterham

Andrew has combined an interest in composing and arranging with music education for many years. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree and Diploma of Education, and is currently completing a Masters in Composition at the University of Melbourne. He has worked as a composer across many genres including TV, film, radio, live bands, educational music in schools and art music in the concert hall. As a professional trumpet player he has worked with Latin bands, big bands, orchestras, as a high school music teacher and as a community musician, and extensively in the corporate scene.

Andrew has worked as an administrator in many school music departments and with community music bodies. The skills learned in these situations can be very beneficial whilst trying to achieve high musical standards and concurrently run a business smoothly. He has sometimes been known to sing, but only when North Melbourne wins the football. His experiences in dealing with four children at home have prepared him well for the cut-throat world of choir management. Andrew looks forward to Southern Voices going from strength to strength, and becoming a regular part of Melbourne's musical landscape.

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Cameron Fellowes

Cameron Fellowes

Cameron has taught Music and piano in a variety of educational settings in the UK and Australia, holding positions of Co-ordinator of Music in two schools, as well as having extensive experience in numerous school Musicals and Productions. He is a member of the Australian Band and Orchestra Director's Association (ABODA), the Association of Music Educators (Amuse), and has been a member of the Victorian Music Teacher's Association for over 15 years.

As a young piano student, Cameron gained a place in a special music program - the Australian College of Education Music Project - under the tutelage of Professor Ronald Farren-Price and has also studied piano with other renowned Australian artists, such as Roy Shepherd, Keith Humble and Mark McGee.

Cameron obtained his A.Mus.A. in Pianoforte as a 16 year old and later gained his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Teaching as a double degree at the University of Melbourne. He has been a repetiteur for the Australian Ballet School and has been playing for the National Theatre Ballet School since the age of 14. Cameron also completed a Master's in Education in 2009 at the University of Melbourne.

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Kate Finlayson

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Tasha Kirk

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Jenny Mathers

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Daniel Moldrich

Daniel Moldrich

In addition to his role as an accompanist for Southern Voices, Daniel works as a piano teacher and freelance accompanist. He holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) as well as the AMEB's Associate Diploma. Though Daniel's musical interests are broad, choral music and in particular major sacred works are particularly special to him. He also has a keen interest in contemporary music.

Prior to his involvement with Southern Voices, Daniel has worked as a piano teacher in both primary and secondary schools. He also has been a repetiteur for musical theatre, both in amateur companies and schools. Daniel also occasionally performs at weddings and other functions.

Since commencing with the choir in early 2008, Daniel has seen its value and success. He looks forward to further contributing to the development of our talented choristers.

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Karen Noonan

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Julian De Zilva

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