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About Aleta King

Aleta King is director of the Conservatorium of Music at Avondale College of Higher Education. She is also artistic director of Avondale vocal ensemble The Promise and director of Avondale Singers and Avondale Chamber Orchestra. Aleta lecturers in musicianship and conducting. She is a former lecturer at The University of Queensland and The University of Melbourne, a former sessional lecturer at Queensland Conservatorium and a guest presenter for the Australian Society for Music Education, the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia and Australian National Choral Association for which she is a NSW /ACT state branch committee member. She has also traveled extensively, studying in Hungary at the Liszt Academy's Kodály Institute where she received the International Kodály Society's Sarolta Kodály Scholarship, the Kodály Institute's Sarolta Kodály Foundation Scholarship and the Hungarian Government Scholarship. While in Europe, Aleta accepted an invitation to become musical director for the London Adventist Chorale, which gave her the experience of performing for Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee celebrations at Buckingham Palace and the foundation for forming Brisbane Adventist Voices upon her return. Aleta is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting under the tutelage of Dr Neil McEwan at Sydney Conservatorium, University of Sydney.


2012 - Present Director of Avondale Conservatorium, Avondale University College
2005 - 2011 Lecturer & Tutor in Musicianship & Choral Conducting, The University of Queensland, Australia ‐ School of Music
2009 Lecturer in undergraduate Musicianship, Victorian College of the Arts
2008 Lecturer in Musicianship & Listening Techniques, Queensland Conservatorium


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  • MUSC31140 Musicology V: Ethnomusicology & Composition
  • MUSC21101 Solo Performance III
  • MUSC21120 Musicology III: Romantic
  • MUSC20111 Solo Performance II
  • MUSC21102 Musicianship & Ensemble Performance III
  • MUSC11101 Solo Performance I
  • Bachelor of Arts (Music)


2015 - Present Doctor of Musical Arts (Conducting), University of Sydney, Australia
December 2007 Master of Music Studies, Queensland University of Technology
May 2004 Advanced Diploma in Music Pedagogy, Kodaly Pedagogical Institute of Music
May 2004 Advanced Diploma in Choral Conducting, Kodaly Pedagogical Institute of Music
December 1996 Postgrad Dip of Education, Queensland University of Technology
March 1995 Bachelor of Arts (Music), Queensland University of Technology

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Lake Macquarie Campus                                              
582 Freemans Drive (P O Box 19),                            
COORANBONG NSW 2265                                                           
Phone: +61 2 4980 2207                                                                


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