Jennifer Turner was a soprano with Victoria State opera for 14 years performing small roles, understudies and as a member of the Chorus. She was also an oratorio specialist with 25 years as soprano soloist with Camberwell Chorale in addition to oratorio performances with many other Melbourne choirs. Jennifer began piano lessons at age seven and went on to complete a music degree at University of Melbourne, majoring in vocal performance. She gained stage experience singing Gilbert and Sullivan heroines. She was a Sun Aria finalist in 1983 and winner of the South Street Lieder competition, as well as other competition successes. She taught classroom music for two years but preferred to teach singing at many Melbourne high schools for 30 years. She enjoys teaching adult choirs and latterly conducted Monash Chorale for 18 months for works including Pirates of Penzance and Mozart’s Requiem.