Carlie Mills is a vocalist, voice coach, consultant, facilitator, choral director, conductor and music educator. (BA/Communications-Theatre & Media – Performance and Vocal Direction, Advanced Diploma of Contemporary Music & Jazz – Voice Major and Bachelor of Music – Contemporary Voice Major.)
She has been performing for the past 20 years, and teaching & facilitating voice work for the past 13 years.
Carlie spent 2013 in the USA & Canada, working and training with international artists & music experts, such as Vocal Virtuoso – Bobby McFerrin (Circle Songs). Here she led and directed both small and large groups (3-300 people); She worked and trained with David Worm of SoVoSo (Vocal Percussion & group facilitation), Christiane Karam & Joey Blake – members of the Music faculty at Berklee College of Music, Boston; Dr. Barry Harris, NYC Jazz legend, and Roger Treece (LA based Conductor and Vocal Arranger).
In late 2012, she undertook an apprenticeship with NY based Vocal Coach, Claude Stein – in his “The Natural Singer” method for singers and non-singers and his “Voice Leader” method for corporate and other groups. In 2013 she was selected as one of 16 singers from around the globe to undertake training in Advanced Vocal Improvisation, group facilitation, ensemble direction & spontaneous composition with Master Vocal Improviser & teacher Rhiannon, in a course titled – “All The Way In”.
Carlie’s energy, vision and commitment is infectious; She is a gifted musician and a generously warm, engaging & insightful group leader, with an absolute passion for unlocking the potential of each human being, by way of empowering them through voice, music making, storytelling, community building and sound creation.
She was a member of the Fort Washington Collegiate Church Gospel Choir in Manhattan in 2012-2013, & a member of The Manhattan Vocal Improv Collective, based in Chelsea, NY, where she frequently facilitated the groups’ weekly explorations and rehearsals. Carlie also co-founded and developed a weekly open community vocal circle held at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, in Park Slope.
She is a professionally registered teacher and has taught in both the public and private school systems – including designing, developing & delivering curriculum and programs for “disadvantaged” groups & underprivileged youth – (eg: immigrant children, children from lower socio-economic backgrounds & youth with issues of abuse & domestic violence.) She has developed and designed programs for a vast range of community and corporate groups and has worked with performing arts groups at International festivals such as the Woodford International Folk Festival & The Melbourne International Arts Festival.
In Melbourne Australia, Carlie was a regular performer with both original and live events bands, as well as working as a session vocalist, studio vocal producer and contemporary choral director.
She was previously a member of the Song Division Team, a global organisation that designs team building, leadership & innovation activities for private and corporate groups and large scale events.
Carlie Mills was also instrumental in getting the early experimental Human Sound Project workshops in NYC 2013 off the ground both as a mentor to Simon and as a producer of the workshops.
She later helped co-facilitate workshops with the project in Australia. See one of the workshops Carlie was involved in here: http://www.thehumansoundproject.com/human-sound/like-standing-before-an-audience-granville-boys-and-cronulla-high-sydney-australia/
The Human Sound Project has massive gratitude for Carlie’s support, advice and expertise that she brought to the project from its earliest days. Thank you Carlie!