Director of Music, MLC School, Sydney
Karen Carey has worked in music education for 30 years. She was appointed Director of Music at MLC School in 1989, where she set about developing a comprehensive music program for all students. Composition and and its performance has been a major been a major focus, and currently there are no less than four professional comp0sers on staff. Under Karen's direction MLC has presented 9 biennial Opera House Concerts, all featuring commissioned works. She's led her students on numerous international music tours acclaimed for their high standard of performance and for the presentation of contemporary Australian Art music. Her outstanding contribution to music education was recognised in 2007 with a national award for excellence presented by the federal Education minister.