ALEX VAN DEN BROEK

Brisbane based Singer, choir director, arranger & teacher

Alex has spent time over the years collecting different musical experiences as an arranger, soloist, chorister and director across a range of different genres.

At age six, Alex began her training with the Australian Girls Choir, which fostered her love of all things vocal, choral, and harmony, performing in multiple projects across the country. After eight years of devoted choral singing, she moved on to take her vocal studies further, eventually undertaking the Bachelor of Music program at the Queensland University of Technology.

While at QUT, Alex studied performance, songwriting, sound production and film studies, all while throwing herself into various projects to exercise her creativity. This led to her creating, writing, arranging and performing in the vocal group Jazel, which saw her support one of the world’s pioneering vocal groups Naturally 7, and gaining attention from some of her musical heroes, The Idea of North.

Since her graduation from QUT in 2015, Alex has since won numerous awards both state-wide and nationally for her a cappella and vocal arrangements and compositions in AUSACA, the Australian A Cappella Awards. Alex is a mega a cappella nerd and lover, devoting almost all of her time to the art of contemporary a cappella both through her work with Vocal Australia and with her vocal band MVP (who are currently writing and recording their first original a cappella album). Alex was both a nominator and judge for the 2019 CARA Awards (International Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards), currently serves as choral director to QUT Vox Pop, Centenary Community Choir and Centenary State High School’s Choral Program, and arranges for multiple a cappella ensembles both across the country and internationally.

 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Bachelor of Music with Distinction, Queensland University of Technology

AUSACA 2018 National Award for Best Arrangement (Open Ensemble Division & Open Band Division)
AUSACA 2018 National Award for Runner Up Best Arrangement (Advance Australia Fair Challenge)

AUSACA 2017 National Award for Best Arrangement (Waltzing Matilda Challenge)

Creative Generation Voices 2017 Gold Award for Centenary SHS Choir (ED QLD)
Creative Generation Voices 2017 Gold Award for Centenary SHS Vocal Ensemble

AUSACA 2016 National Award for Best Arrangement (School Championship Final)
AUSACA 2016 National Award for Best Arrangement (School Semi Final)
AUSACA 2016 National Award for Best Contemporary Song (School Semi Final): Centenary State High School Vocal Ensemble
*Centenary High's Vocal Ensemble were the only State School nationally to compete in the AUSACA Championship Final

AUSACA 2015: National Award for Best Composition w/ Jazel (University Championship Final)
AUSACA 2015: 2nd Runner Up place w/ Jazel (University Championship Final)
AUSACA 2015: State Award for Best Arrangement (QLD State Finals)
AUSACA 2015: State Award for Best Composition (QLD State Finals)
AUSACA 2015 QLD State Champions w/ Jazel

Choral Fanfare 2015 Education Queensland Gold Award for Centenary SHS Vocal Ensemble
Choral Fanfare 2013 Education Queensland Gold Award for Centenary SHS Vocal Ensemble

2012 Creative Generation Excellence in Music Award (Voice)
2012 King Jeweller's Cultural Award for Excellence in the Arts
2011 King Jeweller's Cultural Award for Excellence in the Arts

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Conducting at Brisbane City Hall,  Voices of ANZAC  Show 2015