Rachelle Elliott has been conducting since the completion of her Bachelor of Creative Arts (Conducting) in 2003. In addition to her role as the Co Acting Musical Director for Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir, Rachelle is the Artistic Director for Joubert Singers, Jarara Indigenous Ensemble Director and Vice President of the Australian National Choral Association (NSW/ACT).
In 2016, Rachelle commenced a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music researching Icelandic Choral Music. Her interest in Nordic music stems from living in Norway (1999 – 2001) and she has conducted and performed numerous Australian premieres of works from Norway, Sweden and Estonia since returning to live in Australia.
More recently Rachelle has worked with the Opera Unit at Sydney Conservatorium of Music (SCM) as Assistant Conductor for Purcell’s The Fairy Queen in 2016 and Chorus master for The Magic Flute by Mozart in 2017. She will also conduct the SCM Chamber Choir in a concert of Icelandic works later this year.
Rachelle has commissioned choral works including “All is one and one is All” (Matthew Orlovich, 2008), “Moocooboola” (Matthew Orlovich, 2010), “Where the colours never fade” (John Martin, 2014).