Joy Hague is a singer and music educator from Adelaide, South Australia.
Hague trained in Jazz Voice at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide from 1999 – 2001, studying with Connaitre Miller and singing as a member of Adelaide University Jazz Vocal Ensembles 'Kind of Blue' and 'The Adelaide Connection'.
Her singing experience started long before this, however, as a member of internationally acclaimed choir Young Adelaide Voices (formerly Adelaide Girls Choir), under the direction of Deborah Munro, of which she was Head Chorister in 2000, and toured to Europe and the United States. Joy was also a founding member of Pure Harmony, an a cappella quartet started at Marryatville High School, with fellow Idea of North singers Sally Cameron and Naomi Crellin. The group produced a self-funded album in 1997 and performed regularly around South Australia over a 10 year period. Following her Jazz Vocal studies, Joy went on to work as the full time Music Director at a large city church, Holy Trinity Adelaide, before returning to the University of Adelaide to complete a Bachelor of Music Education in 2006.
Since graduating, Joy has worked as a High School music teacher in the Clare Valley, where she worked hard to successfully build up a singing and choral program, and extensively as a singing teacher and choral trainer in many schools around Adelaide.
Joy is thrilled to be stepping back into the world of performance, as she fills the alto position in The Idea of North for the remainder of 2011 while the group's full time alto, Naomi Crellin, is on maternity leave.