Kit Millais

Performer · Band Leader · Educator

Kit Millais (b.1996) is a trombone performer, band leader and educator from Melbourne, Australia. He creates opportunities to develop new artistic directions and educational concepts to help innovate the music culture in the 21st century.

As a performer, Kit works in a range of ensembles and styles. He has performed with the ARTS8 Collective (a project based interdisciplinary art ensemble), the Australian Youth Orchestra, the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and leads the Hot Socks Big Band. He continues to volunteer his time with many community orchestras and opera companies in Melbourne, in addition to performing chamber music and participating in musical theatre productions.

As an educator, Kit teaches privately and works in a few schools around Melbourne. He develops online educational resources to assist his students outside of the classroom. Throughout 2018 he produced a series of video recordings to help his students improve and develop.He looks to inspire his students with his own artistic and musical direction as well as inviting them to be involved with the great local music scene in Melbourne.

Kit has been involved with a number of activities in addition to performance and education. These include radio presenting on 3MBS, organising performances, and being an event organiser and treasurer for the Melbourne University Music Students’ Society. These additional pursuits developed many skills and built an additional respect for all areas of music production. Currently, Kit still volunteers at 3MBS and is completing a Master of Music at the University of Melbourne.