Australian-born Margaret Tesch-Muller is an internationally-performed composer, conductor and soprano currently working in the United States. With intriguing harmonies and lyrical lines, her compositions deeply touch both performers and audiences alike. Her latest commission, a song cycle entitled Voices of a Northern Year, was premiered at the Sydney Opera House by the Hourglass Ensemble.
Margaret’s innate interest in people, combined with an excellent knowledge of the voice and a unique ability to communicate the shape and emotion of music has led to her becoming a sought-after guest conductor. She has worked extensively with children’s, community, school and church choirs for many years, including The Australian Girls’ Choir, The Queensland Show Choir, Choirbolical and the St Peter’s Lutheran Church Choir of Indooroopilly.
Her lyric soprano voice has been described as soothing and beautiful. She has been a soloist on various occasions including at the Brighton Festival Fringe and has extensive cantoring and choral experience.
Margaret holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours in Vocal Performance from the University of Queensland, with secondary studies in composition and conducting, and a Bachelor of Arts in Studies of Religion. She has also worked as a Vocal and Piano coach and Adjudicator.