Victoria Parsons became interested in playing instruments at the age of ten when Cooma Public School established its first school band. Through chance she was given a flute to try and instantly fell in love with its sound. With the support of school bands, community bands, choirs, church music groups, the enthusiastic teachers at the Cooma School of Music and the wonderful opportunities the Snowy-Monaro offers, Victoria has been encouraged to learn, grow and establish a true passion for music.
Victoria is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Music and the University of Sydney, and holds a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) respectively. In 2016 she extended her performance studies with Dr Danielle Eden via a Graduate Diploma of Music Performance (AIM). Victoria has performed in small scale opera productions with the Australian Institute of Music Orchestra. Recently she has the privilege of performing in the Central Coast Philharmonia’s Magnificat Concert, and in 2017, became one of three founding members of the Infusjon Ensemble. Victoria has performed regularly at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, St Andrew’s Cathedral, and in the Great Hall at the University of Sydney.
At present, Victoria is on staff at Clavier Music & Art in Hurstville, NSW, as the Head of Flute, where she tutors flute, voice, music theory and aural, as well as support an energetic flute ensemble program. Whilst performing with the Infusjon Ensemble and as a freelance musician, Victoria continues her academic studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (USyd) via a Doctor of Philosophy in Ethnomusicology.
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