Terence Maskell has been the conductor of The Graduate Choir NZ since its inception in 2001. He served as organist, choral director and music teacher at King’s College, Otahuhu and was formerly Director of Music at Aorere College, Papatoetoe, for twenty years, establishing a firm national and international reputation for fine choral groups there. He is currently freelancing in piano and choral direction in a number of Auckland schools. For over nine years he was the conductor of the Auckland Youth Choir (a group which won numerous international awards under his direction), relinquishing this position in early 2001.
At the end of 2001 Terence Maskell undertook a two-month global tour as a Sir Woolf Fisher Fellow (an award given for excellence in music education), concentrating especially on North American Institutions noted for excellence in choral education.
His choirs have performed regularly on television and radio, toured in New Zealand and overseas, and he has acted as guest conductor, accompanist (piano and organ), soloist (counter-tenor), adjudicator, choral arranger and clinician on numerous occasions.