Newsflash: New patron for NYCA!

We are excited to announce that Dr Richard Letts AM has agreed to be a Patron of the National Youth Choir at the invitation of NYCA Chair Stuart Hamilton AO.

A pianist, composer, music advocate and arts administrator, Dr Letts has served as Director of the Music Board of the Australia Council, where he initiated major developments in policy. He became Director of the Australian Music Centre in 1987, and founded the Music Council of Australia in 1994.

In 2005, Dr Letts was elected President of the International Music Council, based in UNESCO in Paris, and has been responsible for various major innovations in Council’s program including establishment of an International Music Sector Development Program.

Since his retirement, Dr Letts has established The Music Trust which has been set up to offer a flexible, creative and energetic response to the situation of music in Australia, with a commitment to the best ideas for fostering excellence, innovation, and access. 

More about The Music Trust here.