Jill Page OAM
Senior Classical Vocal
Jill received an Order of Australia Medal for services to the Performing Arts and the Community. She has been involved in many arts, culture organisations for thirty years and Partron of Arts Centre Melbourne.
Jill is a trained classical singer and played principal roles with The Southern Cross Light Opera Company for seven years. She has sung in concert parties and had her own "Jaytee" for 10 years. Jill sang in the Mordialloc Eisteddfod when she was a young singer.
Jill taught music and drama with The Victorian Education Department and was a Music Adviser for three years. Also, she taught pre-school music privately.
Jill has been involved in teaching singing and drama for twenty-eight years.
In 1989, she became involved with local councils, and started Springboard Players Community Theatre, where she was Artistic Director and Musical Director for twelve years. She has directed many traditional theatre pieces, outdoor theatre and multi-cultural theatre.
Jill has conducted theatre workshop programs for children, young adults and seniors for The City of Greater Dandenong and The City of Kingston. Jill was the Chair of Arts Springvale for five years. This was an Arts Council that worked closely with the former City of Springvale and helped organise exhibitions, displays and performances.
Jill has extensive experience in Arts and Culture having sat on many council boards and reference groups. She currently is Chair of Voice for the Arts (Dingley Village), board member of Public Arts Reference Group (City of Greater Dandenong) and was the Chair of The Kingston Arts and Culture Advisory Committee and was a board member of PlayUP Youth Arts.
Jill trains and conducts two choirs – Vivace Voices and Bayside U3A Choir. She was presented with a Distinguished Service Award for her work with Vivace Voices. Jill is a theatre reviewer for the Melbourne Observer.
Jill has been an Arts Centre Melbourne member for 15 years and is the leader of the Members Theatre Conversation group.
She enjoys attending Australia and local opera performances and has been Senior Classical Vocal Convenor for the Eisteddfod by the Bay since 2002.
Jill is a keen supporter and Patron of The Production Company and Victorian Opera.
She has recently been appointed to the Kingston Charitable Fund Assessment Panel and Kingston Arts and Culture Advisory Committee.