Julie Christiansen is well known for her compelling work with young voices throughout Australia. In 2006 Julie was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s honours list for her service to the Australian community through music, particularly the development of children’s and youth choirs at state and national level.
Her choirs appear regularly at regional, state, national and international festivals and are acclaimed for their joyful vitality and quality of tone. She is a popular guest clinician regarding vocal /choral techniques and literature for children’s choirs and is regularly invited to conduct and present at choral festivals and educational workshops throughout Australia. Julie has toured extensively nationally and internationally with Birralee Voices, with recent tours representing Australia in Korea, England, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic, as well as tours to Tasmania, Canberra, North Queensland and Adelaide.
Julie’s commitment to her work is driven by the vital role music plays, as a channel for developing responsible and caring young people. The appointment of Voices of Birralee to provide choral services at commemorations during the five year World War 1 Centenary period in France and Belgium, is the pinnacle of her twenty year music career.