Our Musical Directors
Mike Ludwig (Co-Musical Director)
Having sung in the Townsville Junior Choral Society and used the guitar to teach singing in his small schools across Queensland, Mike joined the Gold Coast based Banana Blenders as a Baritone in 1993. He performed with that Chorus in 7 of its 8 Gold Medal National Championship wins and has sung all voice parts. In 1999 he convened The Blenders first appearance at an International Convention in Anaheim Cal. and also competed in Denver in 2007. He was awarded Life Membership of the Blenders in 1999.
Mike sang Baritone and then Lead with the quartet B Natural for 8 years before forming ESCAPADE, a quartet comprising great mates with a reputation for quality performances. ESCAPADE continues to compete nationally and in its 15th year performs gigs across Queensland . ESCAPADE was the guest quartet for the first night of High Altitude Harmony and the guys have supported Mike and HAH buy featuring on many performance programs. He has also won 2 National Seniors Quartet medals singing Tenor with Electric Canoe. Mike also coaches quartets.
In February 2008 Mike formed High Altitude Harmony, a Toowoomba-based men's chorus with a clear focus on camaraderie, fun, improvement and entertainment. Supported by an enthusiastic and capable Executive, Music Team and Support Team Mike has led HAH to 2 National Conventions (Hobart 2009 and Melbourne 2015) and the combined BHA National Convention and Pan Pacific Championships in Brisbane (2011) Wellington, NZ. (2014)
In September 2017 he led HAH to compete in Sydney at the combined BHA and Pan Pacific Convention.
Mike currently sings Lead in Chorus and is passionate about fostering and supporting new members.
Cam Ryle (Co-Musical Director)