Alison is the founder and Director of The Manoeuvres Group Pty Ltd which houses the Vocal Manoeuvres Academy Pty Ltd and the sibling company Event Manoeuvres Pty Ltd.
Alison’s skills as a dedicated and energetic chorusmaster coupled with her creative and entrepreneurial spirit have seen her pioneer many innovative choral programs throughout Queensland, Australia and in the international arena. Choral programs Alison has designed include the indigenous ensemble The Ailan Kores Choir in the Torres Strait Islands, the Young Conservatorium Choral Program at the Queensland Conservatorium and the QPAC Choir based at the Queensland Performing Arts Complex.
Alison has co-ordinated and trained backing vocalists for artists such as Michael Bublé, Mariah Carey, Mirusia, Nick Cave and Neil and Tim Finn and enjoys co-producing the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols at the Brisbane Riverstage which is televised nationally on Channel 9, Redland City Christmas Carols at Sirromet and Education Queensland’s Creative Generation State Schools Onstage which is televised nationally on Network 10.
Alison has served as Assistant to the Head of Music at Opera Queensland and has been engaged as chorusmaster for the Australian performances of Beethoven’s Symphony Number 9 with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Havergal Brian’s Symphony Number 1 (The Gothic), Mahler Symphony Number 2, 8 and Britten’s War Requiem.
Alison travels regularly to Singapore where she has prepared the chorus for Holst The Plants, the Mahler symphonies and, most recently, Beethoven Symphony Number 9 and Esenvalds Lakes Awake at Dawn for performances in the Esplanade Concert Hall.
To work in an industry about which she is passionate is considered one of the great privileges in Alison’s life.