AYO National Music Camp: 1957-1959
Huge congratulations to AYO Alumna Jan Gracie Mulcahy whose powerful memoir Running in Stilettos with a Double Bass was published by Boolarong Press, Brisbane in December 2015. In addition to being a current donor and bequestor, Jan is generously donating a portion of the proceeds from her book sales through AYO to the 2016 International Tour Fund.
Jan’s professional music career included performing with the Charles Gray String Orchestra, Chelsea Opera Group (London), The Modern Symphony Orchestra (London), The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Canberra Symphony Orchestra. She believes music has given her joy, inspiration and a language that took her to places never dreamed of, such as performing Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Sydney Opera House for Queen Elizabeth in 1973. Jan now has a second career as a poet and creative writing teacher.