Workshops by Timothy Sherlock

Timothy has a wealth of experience in working with choral groups, of all ages, in festival and workshop scenarios. Participants regularly express their enjoyment at working with Timothy due to his appropriate and achievable selection of repertoire, engaging and effective rehearsal technique and successful performance outcomes.

When it comes to music education workshops, Timothy draws on his many years as a classroom music teacher and composer and his extensive training in Kodály methodology to enthuse and inspire.

A skilled and charismatic presenter, Timothy provides a stimulating and rewarding workshop experience for all choral musicians, adeptly catering to their skill level and experience.

Recent workshop appearances have included:

  • Mt St Michael’s College College Choir and Year 7/8 Choir – Guest Choral Director Sem 2
  • Iona College Choral Spectacular – Guest Choral Clinician, Lindum
    September 2015
  • Education Queensland Northside Honours Music Camp, Brisbane
    September 2015
  • Education Queensland Southside Honours Music Camp, Brisbane
    September 2015
  • Kirwan State High School Choral Workshop, Queensland Conservatorium
    September 2015
  •  Thomas Cantley Singers Choral Workshop, Mansfield SHS, Brisbane
    October 2015


  • St Rita’s College Music Camp Choral Workshop, Mt Tamborine
    January 2016
  • All Hallows’ School Handbell Workshop, Brisbane
    February 2016
  • St Rita’s College Composition Workshop, Clayfield
    February 2016
  • Sunshine Coast Grammar School Music Camp Choral Workshop, Forest Glen
    February 2016
  • Mansfield State High School Music Camp Choral Workshop, Alexandra Headlands
    March 2016
  • Education QLD Metropolitan Region Choral Honours Program, Old Museum Brisbane
    March 2016
  • Queensland Conservatorium Chamber Choir: guest rehearsal conductor
    Southbank, Brisbane April 2016
  • Brisbane Bells Bellatutti Festival: workshop presenter Coorparoo, May 2016
  • ANCA Treble Voices Festival: conductor, Chandler
    May 2016
  • PMSA Choral Festival 2016: guest conductor, Toowong
    June 2016
  • Townsville District State School Choral Workshop: guest conductor, Townsville, June 2016
  • Tertiary Preparation Workshop: choral workshop facilitator,
    Griffith University – Queensland Conservatorium, June 2016
  • Ormiston College Senior Choir Workshop: guest conductor, Brookfield, July 2016
  • Education QLD Singfest: guest conductor, Brisbane, August/September 2016
  • Education Queensland Southside Honours Music Camp: guest conductor, Brisbane, September 2016
  • ANCA Big Sing Community Choir Festival: guest conductor, Caboolture, September 2016


  • Education Queensland Choral PD Day South East Region: guest presenter, Cleveland, January 2017
  • Education Queensland Choral PD Day North Coast Region: guest presenter, Caloundra, January 2017
  • Villanova/Loreto Music Camp: guest choral clinician, Mapleton, January 2017
  • All Hallows’ School Impressionism composition workshop, Fortitude Valley, January 2017
  • MacGregor State School: guest choral clinician, MacGregor, February 2017
  • Hillcrest Christian College: guest choral clinician, Mt Tambourine, February 2017
  • St Monica’s College Handbell Workshops: guest handbell trainer, Cairns, March 2017
  • Queensland Conservatorium State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) North Queensland: guest choral clinician, Cairns, March 2017
  • Queensland Conservatorium State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) Carpricornia: guest choral clinician, Rockhampton, March 2017
  • Education Queensland Southside Beginner Band Camp: guest choral clinician, March 2017
  • Calrossy Anglican School, Tamworth: choral and music education workshops, Tamworth, April 2017
  • St Columba’s Primary School: choral workshop, Wilston, June 2017
  • Queensland Conservatorium Tertiary Preparation Workshop, Queensland Conservatorium, June 2017
  • ANCA ChoralFest 2017: massed choir conductor for opening concert, June 2017
  • Aspire Youth Music Festival: aural musicianship workshop, Queensland Conservatorium, July 2017
  • ACU Choral Masterclass: guest clinician, Sydney July 2017
  • Clayfield College: choir workshop on We Are The Future, Clayfield, August 2017
  • Queensland Conservatorium State Honours Ensemble Programme (SHEP) Middle School Cairns: guest choral clinician Cairns, August 2017
  • St Peter’s Lutheran College: choir workshop on Harvey The Human Dog, Indooroopilly, August 2017
  • Education Queensland Northside Honours Music Camp: guest massed choir conductor, Everton Park, September 2017
  • Education Queensland Southside Honours Music Camp: guest massed choir conductor, Chandler, September 2017


  • St Hilda’s Choral Camp: guest clinician, Southport, February 2018
  • Redeemer Lutheran College Choral Workshop – Senior Singers, guest clinician, Rochedale, February 2018
  • Education Queensland Southside Beginner Band Camp – Choral Clinician: Chandler, March 2018
  • Villanova College: Year 5 choral workshop: Coorparoo, March 2018
  • Brisbane Boys College: Artist in Residence: Toowong, Term 2 2018
  • St Patrick’s Choral Workshop: Emerald, August 2018

Workshop testimonials

“I just wanted to send you a quick email to say how absolutely delighted we all were with last Friday’s Choral Spectacular.  Your work with the primary schools and your encouragement of the older boys was just fantastic.  They really enjoyed your ideas, your enthusiasm and your great delivery! This was some of the best work I have heard the participating schools present, so congratulations!  Hope we can have you join us again.”

“I am the principal of … State School. Last week 5 of my students performed in the 2015 Choral Honours Programme. I had the pleasure of attending the performance on Thursday evening. I would like to thank you for your enthusiasm and your obvious love of music and choral performance. You brought the children to life and gave them great joy. For the audience, your pieces were amazing. Music should be a very important part of every person’s life, and with you as their teacher, no one would miss out on developing that love. Thank you once again.”

“Our school has asked Tim Sherlock to deliver composition workshops for our students now for several years.  Each time, he delivers outstanding workshops tailored to accommodate the needs of the students.  They love him (and so do we!).  As a result he is able to unleash their creative potential to write beautiful, skilful, musical compositions under his tutelage.  Tim infects all he meets with his enormous energy, enthusiasm and love of music, and as result, the student’s work is outstanding.  Additionally, we have commissioned several choral and handbell pieces from him.  What impresses me most is how he communicates with us every step of the way, to create pieces that are achievable for our students, but which are some of the most beautiful music you will ever hear.  He is an extremely talented musician, teacher, composer and conductor – and we are very lucky to have access to someone of his calibre.

“I can’t thank you enough for providing the students such an amazing weekend. They can’t stop talking about it! It was also such a  privilege to watch you work. You have inspired us all with your depth of musicianship, your energy, your generosity and downright brilliance.
We feel very fortunate. Thank you for sharing your music with us :)”

Contact Timothy to discuss his availability or repertoire for your music education, composition or choral workshops.