Melody Lowe


  • Member of SAI since 1992
  • Master Director of Greater Auckland Chorus, (SouthCity Harmony 2000 – 2003 “Most Improved 2002”)
  • Competed at 6 International Chorus contests as Director, two as chorus member of GAC, once with CCC
  • Competed at two International Chorus contests with Skyline chorus (4th place medal both times)
  • Education Coordinator for three years coordinating numerous workshops
  • Coaching of SAI choruses in NZ, Australia, Hawaii and Portland
  • Worked with numerous International Education Faculty and Judges
  • Attended several IES, AHA and Side by Side workshops in the USA and Region 35 Workshops


  • Expression category, finesse, artistry and interpretation
  • Finding the passion in the lyrics and creating the response in the audience
  • The vowel tunnel and resonance consistency
  • Visual plan matching musical plan
  • Characterisation and Drama (previous Head of Drama Department – High School level)
  • Rhythm, and in particular, back beat in the uptune

Able to coach

  • Choruses of any size and level, having worked as director of both
  • Quartets
  • Bass section unity and baritone colour
  • PVI (Private Vocal Instruction)
  • Young Women In Harmony, having directed Macappella for 7 years

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