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Professional Experience Coordinator
Vivienne brings extensive teaching experience to the position, having taught Science, Biology and PDHPE in both Auckland and London. Vivienne has past experience working in Advertising and Marketing, and was first employed at Excelsia College (then Wesley Institute) in Marketing, before transferring to Education. Vivienne is passionate about health and fitness and has been employed as a Health Counsellor, Sports Nutrition lecturer and Health Club Programme Manager. She has had her own Personal Fitness and Pilates business for many years, working in London with HRH Princess Michael of Kent and other Royalty and celebrities.
Tutor, contemporary and classical voice
Following her successful performance career, Kathleen gained postgraduate qualifications in the teaching of singing (Master of Vocal Pedagogy from University of Western Sydney). She prides herself on staying abreast of the latest teaching practices in relation to voice training and is currently undertaking a doctorate of musical arts. She regularly attends professional development courses, and is invited to present at conferences and workshops both nationally and internationally. Kathleen’s studies ensure her clients learn singing using global best practice and a mix of major evidence based methodologies. Kathleen is highly regarded as a teacher, offering strong technical training that enables singers to achieve a robust and musically adept voice.
Steve is a Sydney based jazz guitarist, composer and band leader. In 2011 he released a solo album “Kthwack!”.Steve studied at the Sydney Conservatorium in the early ’90s and over the last 25 years has enjoyed playing jazz, blues, gospel, pop and latin music in Sydney, across the country and internationally. He is in high demand in Sydney as a performer and combines this with teaching guitar at Excelsia College and part time music ministry at St Barnabus Broadway.
David Holmes was the Music Director for Christian City Church Sydney and the Music Director for Darlene Zschech (2003 – 2005) Dave has travelled and performed, ministering all over the world and has played on over 400 album projects including Steve Grace, Darlene Zschech, Youth Alive, C3, and Hillsong. Dave is an arranger, session musician, songwriter, vocalist, music director, teacher lecturer and producer.
Lecturer, Small Ensemble (Jazz), Large Ensemble (Instrumental)
Ralph has performed and recorded with many artists both in Australia and overseas including international stars K.C and the Sunshine Band, Shirley Bassey, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Sir George Martin, Tom Jones, Wayne Newton, Al Jarreau, Tim Rice, Harry Connick Jnr, Glenn Close, Michael Buble, Jerry Lewis, Frankie Valli, and national stars including James Morrison, Daly Wilson Big Band, Don Burrows, Anthony Warlow, Marcia Hines, Carl Riseley, Silverchair and since 1998 has been lead trumpet in ‘Frank - The Sinatra Story in Song’. Ralph and his world renowned ‘Sydney All Star Big Band’ won four consecutive Australian Entertainment Mo Awards for best jazz ensemble of the year for 2002-2005. Ralph’s credits have also seen him playing in several Sydney theatre productions including 42nd Street, Porgy and Bess, Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls, Cats and Fame just to mention a few. He has also appeared on over 100 albums, motion picture soundtracks and TV commercials.
Mitch has established a reputation as one of Australia's most sought after all-round drummers with a career spanning over 28 years. His credits include both Australian and International Artists, touring and recording with Tommy Emmanuel (with whom he performed at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony), Rick Price, Marcia Hines, Renee Geyer, Doug Parkinson, Dragon, Daryl Braithwaite, Tina Arena, Richard Clapton, Jimmy Barnes, Glen Shorrock, Brian Cadd, Guy Sebastian, Wendy Matthews, Andrew Oh, Mondo Rock, Darlene Zschech and the Hillsong Worship Team. USA: Trisha Yearwood, Pam Tillis, Jim Lauderdale, Israel Houghton, Alvin Slaughter, The Blues Brothers. UK: Katherine Jenkins, Martin Smith, Tim Hughes. Theatre: The Lion King, Oh What a Night, Priscilla. TV shows & Performances: Ch 10, 9, 7, ABC, Australian Idol, Y T T band 2012, Carols in the Domain, Sydney Concert & Symphony Orchestras. Tuition: private teaching, St George, Peakhurst Girls, Excelsia College (formerly Wesley Institute), JMC Academy, Australian Institute of Music.
Lecturer, Music and Media, Music and the Moving Image, Screen Music Analysis
Art was President of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers 2001-2008 and served as Vice President from 1992-2000. He is also a councillor for Music Australia (Music Council of Australia) representing ‘Music in Film and Television’ since 2005. He is a two-time EMMY winning composer for a myriad of TV series and films both in the USA and Australia. He penned the R&B single ‘Here We Go’ for Minnie Riperton, co-wrote the Motown Record release ‘Now That I Have You’ for recording artist Teena Marie, composed for Santa Barbara (NBC), The Love Boat, Neighbours, Missing Persons Unit, The Lost Treasure of Fiji, and Outback House, and his production library work on over 75 album releases used on the television shows includes Cold Case Files, Good Morning America, The Dog Whisperer, E True Hollywood Story, America’s Most Wanted, A Current Affair (US), Celebrity Profile, NYPD Blue, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Survivor, 60 Minutes, The Ricki Lake Show, Harry’s Practice, The Great Outdoors, Extra-The Entertainment Magazine Show and The USA Today Show, and many more.
Sydney saxophonist/composer Jeremy Rose is interested in expanding dialogues between music disciplines, styles and cultures. He has released over a dozen albums of original music with his various collaborative and solo projects including The Vampires, The Strides, Jeremy Rose Quartet, Compass Saxophone Quartet and the Earshift Orchestra. Jeremy has performed at festivals, venues and concert halls throughout Australia, Europe and the UK, and has recently collaborated with guitarists Lionel Loueke and Kurt Rosenwinkel. The media has reported that Rose is ‘a bold, emerging Aussie voice’ (Limelight), that ‘his playing shows subtle glimpses of a mature master’ (The Australian), and that his ‘compositions are ruthlessly crafted affairs, with sufficient variety to bring out different aspects of everyone’s playing” (SMH). Jeremy’s numerous accolades include the 2015 APRA Professional Development Award for Jazz, two Bell Awards, a two-time Freedman Jazz Fellowship Finalist, an ARIA nomination and an Australian Music Prize short-listing. In 2016 Jeremy curated the inaugural APRA Song Hub for Jazz in Berlin with US guitar luminary Kurt Rosenwinkel, and was guest soloist-composer with both the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Modern Music Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra. In 2017 Jeremy was selected for the prestigious Art OMI Residency in New York