Michael Hissey is an Australian musician, educator and conductor. He is well known for his contributions to the vocal and choral musical life of Sydney. His notable contributions include Musical Director of the St Mary's Singers at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney and Director of Music at St Aloysius' College, Milsons' Point in Sydney.
Hissey has an association with St Mary's Cathedral which has spanned the past 55 years being accepted as a choral scholar to the St Mary's Cathedral Choir at the age of nine and completing his schooling at the Cathedral Choir School.
After completing post graduate studies in education in Sydney, Hissey embarked on the dual career of teaching and concert singing. In addition to his success as a notable educator, he went on to become a popular concert solo baritone and teacher of voice, earning particular critical acclaim for his Baroque and Early Music performances.
Hissey has performed as a soloist throughout Australia, in Europe and the United States and as a regular guest artist for many of Sydney’s metropolitan and regional choral and orchestral organisations.
Whilst Hissey has specialised in the performance of music from the Sacred and Oratorio literature, he is also deeply involved in fostering the talent of young singers having established a reputation as a fine teacher of voice and choral trainer. He held the position of Director of Music at St Aloysius' College, a Jesuit school for boys at Milsons Point Sydney from 2001 to 2011. He and his wife Narelle currently reside in the regional NSW city of Bathurst, where he was appointed to the role of Registrar at All Saints' College. Hissey is active in assisting with the development of vocal music in the region. He is a current member of the Board of Management of Mitchell Conservatorium and is a Liaison Officer for Charles Sturt University.