top of page
Snö Online Music Competition_edited.jpg
Snow Mountain.jpg


Snö Online Music Competition

Kerry Vann-Leeflang

Kerry Vann-Leeflang


Kerry Vann-Leeflang is a versatile musician who maintains a busy schedule teaching piano, singing, percussion and theory. As an examiner, she regularly travels throughout Australia and Asia to examine and adjudicate. Additionally, she has a full performance calendar appearing regularly onstage in southeast Queensland.

Kerry holds ten degrees and diplomas: eight in music, one in languages and one in education. These include a Ph.D. in music from The University of Queensland and she is a Fellow of the Trinity College London. While at university, she was awarded a Mitsui Educational Foundation scholarship as part of her study of Japanese and a DAAD German Government Scholarship to study in Wagner’s manuscripts in Germany for her Ph.D. on ‘Lohengrin’.

Kerry is the principal percussionist of the South Brisbane Federal Band, the Northside Concert Orchestras Concert Band, and the Bach Society of Queensland Orchestra. She held the post of principal percussion for the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra from 2000 until 2022, and was the mallet percussionist for Brisbane Excelsior Band from 2015 to 2019. She sang with the chorus of Opera Queensland for ten seasons and has sung many leading roles for the Ignatians Musical Society, Queensland Musical Theatre, the Brisbane Light Opera Company and Ipswich Musical Theatre. She has appeared as a guest artist for the Classical music radio station 4MBS, the Brisbane City Council, the Queensland Pops Orchestra, St Lucia Orchestra, Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, the Gold Coast Symphony Orchestra the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra.

In her ‘spare’ time Kerry loves to swim, walk, play golf, roller skate, ice skate, and has been a member of the board of directors of 4MBS Classic FM since 1996. She adores cats and is an arctophile (teddy bear collector), sharing her home with approximately 1000 bears. She and her husband are owned by one small feline named Tatiana Bunny. Kerry’s most recently filled ambition was to visit the pandas at the Adelaide zoo.

Jodie Davis

Jodie Davis

Jodie Davis is a very experienced performer, adjudicator, educator, music examiner and Conductor. She has taught strings, piano and percussion as well as directed a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles at several schools across South East Queensland. At present she holds the position of Director of Percussion at St Joseph's Nudgee College, and Director of Keyboard, Strings and Percussion at St Thomas More College in Brisbane. Her ensembles consistently win prizes at many major QLD Eisteddfods and competitions, including the Gold Coast Eisteddfod and the Queensland Catholic Colleges Music Festival, and have been featured performers at QLD Reds and Brisbane Bullets games, as part of the Brisbane CBD Anzac Day parades, and at a wide variety of inter-school, and community events.

Jodie completed her undergraduate studies at the Conservatorium of Music in music education, and later completed her Master of Music course at QUT specializing in instrumental conducting. She is an ANZCA Music Examiner, and is regularly invited to adjudicate various eisteddfods and competitions. Jodie is also in demand as a string and band clinician, and has tutored at a number of workshops, music camps and festivals.

Being proficient on a wide variety of instruments, Jodie is also in high demand as a performer, and is a successful backing musician for a wide variety of recording artists. She is currently a member of several corporate covers bands, as well as working as a session musician for international touring artists and shows. Jodie is also a widely respected Celtic Musiclan, having performed as a featured soloist and band member for many professional touring dance shows, and played with many celtic bands and artists such as Spot the Dog, Alison Brown, and The Furies. Jodie is also in demand as a musical repetiteur, and as a piano accompanist for various choirs, and also for vocal and instrumental soloists. She also has a love of musical theatre, having worked as both pit musician, and music director for many musical productions.


Joel Woods

Joel Woods is an accomplished and versatile Brisbane musician. He has experience working as a soloist and in various ensemble and orchestral settings across a wide variety of genres including classical, jazz, bluegrass, tango and popular music. Joel also plays a range of plucked string instruments including the guitar, mandolin, banjo and ukulele. As a plucked strings specialist, he has performed with the Enoggera Ensemble, Riverside Guitar Ensemble, Melbourne Mandolin Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

In 2020 Joel was the Principal Conductor for the Federation of Australasian Mandolin Ensembles Adelaide festival, in his 11th year as Musical Director with Mandolins In Brisbane, is an examiner with the Australian Music Examinations Board and tutor for Griffith University Open Conservatorium. He is an in-demand performer, educator, examiner, arranger and composer around South East Queensland.

bottom of page