The ASPIRE team was thrilled to receive news that professional singer, conductor and music director, Melissa Gill feels her vocal ensemble is ready to join ASPIRE. Ms Gill has been working with Mt Maria College for the past four years and is confident they are ready to compete to ASPIRE standards.

Having worked with several Colleges, Melissa is very excited about ASPIRE and what it has to offer students.

“I have a strong passion for youth music so naturally I’m a real advocate of ASPIRE. I love to help young people find their voice, to extend them and see them reach their potential, ASPIRE’s vision really aligns with my own beliefs of what young musicians need. It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Mt Maria College’s Choir and Vocal Ensemble and more so, being able to enter ASPIRE, a festival which I believe in.

Having Soprano singer Melissa Gill involved with ASPIRE further cements the high calibre of talent the event is attracting. Ms Gill has a long list of career highlights including; Soprano Soloist, Brisbane premiere of ‘Street Requiem’, a new Australian work by Dr Jonathon Welch, Dr Kathleen McGuire and Andy Payne. Soprano Soloist in Havergal Brian’s Symphony number 1, ‘The Gothic’, conducted by Maestro John Curro and sponsored by 4MBS and QPAC. Conducting and guest soloist Soloist, the Crypt of La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain, Queensland Ballet’s ‘Arthur and the Tales of Camelot.’ Performance of Gustav Holst’s ‘’The Planet Suite’ with the Queensland Festival ChorusOrchestra of the Music Makers and the Western Australian Youth Orchestra in the Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore and solo performances on the QPAC Concert Hall stage with James MorrisonIsaiah JacksonReverend Alvin Paris IIIQueensland Pops Orchestra and Queensland Orchestra.