Rita Seumanutafa

An ethnomusicologist, with a special interest in Samoan music, Rita is a post-graduate research student at The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne.  Her role as choir director and founder of The Melbourne Samoan Choir, and conductor of the Northcote Congregational Christian Church of Samoa choir helps to promote and maintain the creation and performance of Samoan music in Victoria.

Since migrating from New Zealand 12 years ago, Rita is a youth leader and mentor of Samoan youth groups in Melbourne, as well as participants in the Australian National University Pasifika Youth camps.

We are thrilled to be working with Rita as the Community Liaison officer for the Melbourne workshops.