Vocal Department

 

Meredith adams - vocal teacher

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Meredith began teaching contemporary voice in 2011. She graduated from the NSW Talent Development project at the Sydney Entertainment Centre and was a Schools Spectacular soloist in 2003.

Meredith has been a lead soloist in many local musicals, concerts and cabarets over the years including Les Miserables (Eponine), Rent (Maureen), The Last Five Years (Cathy), Mary Poppins (Mary) and most recently Wicked (Elphaba).

For her portrayal of Cathy in ‘The Last Five Years’ Meredith received a 2009 Canberra Area Theatre Award for best actress in a leading role in a musical. She has sung lead and backing vocals for The Groove Factorie and Wagga Wagga Takes Two.

Meredith performs classic & contemporary jazz tunes s with Jeff Donovan, Lachlan Brown & other guest artists for the yearly RCM lunchtime concert series’ and Music Under The Leaves.

Meredith has achieved her 8th grade AMEB certificate in singing with honour's.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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KATHERINE CHOI - vocal teacher

BMus (Music Ed), MEd (Sydney)

Katherine has completed her Bachelor of Music (Music Education) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2010. She is also a qualified Special Education teacher who works as a secondary teacher with the Department of Education and communities as she has also completed her Master of Education (Special and Inclusive Education) at the University of Sydney.

During her studies at the Conservatorium, she had studied piano under Lyall Duke had previously studied piano with Stephanie McCallum. Katherine has had many years of experiences teaching piano as she had been teaching since 2007. As a music teacher, she has prepared students for their exams (such as AMEB and Trinity exams) and had also prepared HSC students for the performance and written exams. She had also previously run her own piano studio and worked as a piano teacher in Sydney before moving to Wagga.

Also Katherine also specialises in voice as she had studied voice under Dallas Watts in Sydney, and was a member of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Chamber Choir. She has also participated in performances, studio recitals and had also been in ABC live recordings in performances with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Chamber Choir.

Katherine is a passionate teacher, who is able to teach all types of learners

 

 

 

andrew goodwin - visiting specialist vocal teacher

Tenor Andrew Goodwin has appeared with orchestras and opera companies in Europe, the UK, Asia and Australia, including the Bolshoi Opera, Gran Theatre Liceu Barcelona, Teatro Real Madrid, La Scala Milan and Opera Australia. 

 Born in Sydney, Andrew studied voice at the St. Petersburg Conservatory under the direction of Professor Lev Morozov, graduating with a Bachelor of Music. He has also studied with Robert Dean in the UK. 

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On the concert platform he has toured with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with Maestro Temirkanov, performed with the Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and given recitals with pianist Daniel de Borah at the Wigmore Hall, and at the Oxford Lieder, Port Fairy, Huntington, Coriole and Canberra International Music Festivals.

Recent engagements have included Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and strings (Adelaide and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras), Egeo in Cavalli’s Giasone and Florival in L’amant jaloux (Grétry) for Pinchgut Opera, recitals with Daniel de Borah at the Melbourne Recital Centre; the Evangelist in St Matthew Passion with the Melbourne Bach Choir; a recital with pianist Mira Yevtich at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg; Degtyarev's Russian oratorio Minin i Pojarsky with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra; Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius at St John’s Smith Square, London; his debut in the title role in The Rake’s Progress for Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra; the roles of Lensky (Eugene Onegin) and Tamino (The Magic Flute) with the Bolshoi Opera; Messiah for Sydney Philharmonia; Bach’s B Minor Mass with The Song Company, as well as featuring at Musica Viva’s Huntington Festival, and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Townsville.
 

As well as performing regularly with duo partner Daniel de Borah, they have also recorded Schubert's song cycles Die Schöne Müllerin and Winterreise for ABC Classic FM.

During his studies Andrew won a number of awards and scholarships: the Tait Memorial Trust Scholarship, 2nd place in the Yelena Obraztsova Singing Competition in St. Petersburg; the Martin Bequest Travelling Scholarship; the Sir Robert Askin Operatic Travelling Scholarship; and the Australian Opera Auditions Committee Joan Sutherland Richard Bonynge Scholarship. He also received support from the Australian Music Foundation and ARS Musica Australis.

 

Marie-Cecile Henderson - CANTILENA SINGERS

 

judy FERGUSON - murrumbidgee magic