Naomi Crellin graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Voice from the Elder Conservatorium of Music and has been a member of many choirs, orchestras and ensembles throughout her career. In addition, Naomi has played a wide range of musical instruments including piano, cello and oboe. A founding member of two vocal groups in Adelaide, Naomi has produced CDs for both groups and toured widely both within Australia and in Europe. She won the Young Australian Composer of the Year Award (1996) and Best Undergraduate Vocalist Award (2001) from the Elder Conservatorium. Naomi has also studied voice, conducting, piano and jazz ballet, and has taught piano, vocal and choral students for several years.
After joining The Idea Of North in early 2002, Naomi quickly became a significant contributor to the group’s repertoire through her writing and arranging, and has been their Musical Director for many years. Her arranging skills are now renowned the world over, and she is regularly commissioned to arrange for other vocal groups both locally and internationally.