Music Staff

The ACC employ high calibre music staff to give choristers a quality music and choral education. The tutors are supported by our wonderful team of professional accompanists who also provide the dedication and love of teaching music to children of all ages.

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Daniel Brinsmead

Artistic Director

Daniel graduated from the Australian National University, where he was awarded the Degree of Bachelor of Music with Honours for performance studies in Classical Voice. In 2016, he was awarded the Degree of Master of Music by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, majoring in choral conducting. Upon graduating he received the Fukisawa Male Voice Choir award for the highest grade for his final Masters conducting recital. 


Daniel has to date been the master of several choirs in Canberra, a voice and piano tutor, a baritone soloist, an accompanist, and a published composer, as well as an arranger and orchestrator. Relocating to Melbourne in 2016, Daniel is currently the Artistic Director of Choristry, an auditioned adult choir in Melbourne. At the ACC, during the last three and a half years, Daniel has been the tutor of the Trebles Choir, and during 2017, he was instrumental in the re-establishment of the Harmony Choir, which he tutored for several months.


Daniel’s choral compositions and arrangements have been performed by school, university, community and professional choirs in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and in Australia. He was selected as one of only 8 winners from 918 worldwide entries to record his composition Come Sleep, for the Abbey Road Anthem Competition in 2011, to celebrate the internationally famous studio’s 80th anniversary. This recording was conducted and performed by Eric Whitacre and his choir. 


In addition, the ACC itself has to date commissioned Daniel on several occasions to compose music on its behalf. He composed the music and lyrics for Moon Flight (soon to be published by a leading American choral publisher in 2021) and An Australian Christmas (which the ACC co-commissioned with two other parties). In 2020 he was commissioned by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs to compose a work to commemorate their 100th anniversary. This too will be published in 2021/2022. He has also published treble repertoire with Hal Leonard including, A Red Robin, and his popular arrangement of Colin Towns's, Perfect Day. 

 
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