TMTA Southern Branch invites all instrumental and vocal students of TMTA members to participate in an afternoon of music making and performances at the TMTA Music Competition.
A friendly and supportive environment, the TMTA Music Competition is a great opportunity for students to perform to a small audience and share in live performances together. We are delighted to welcome Australian pianist, Amanda Hodder to adjudicate and provide feedback on the day, awarding a total prize pool of over $500 across the sections.
Students will each perform two contrasting works, one of which must be from memory, in graded categories. A copy of the music should be provided for the adjudicator on the day and entry forms must be received prior to the performance day.
Venue operators and TMTA volunteers will observe Covid Plans to promote the safety and wellness of all attendees. Audience entry is by donation at the door.
Entries close Friday 17th August and must be emailed to Lynette Smith.
DOWNLOAD HERE for full entrant, section and payment details.
Described as “magic” by esteemed UK vocal accompanist Malcolm Martineau, Amanda returned to Tasmania in 2011, taking up the role of Associate Lecturer in Accompaniment at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, a role which she held for ten years. During her final years at the Conservatorium Amanda also held the role of Co-ordinator of Classical Voice. As a vocal repertoire specialist, Amanda has worked as staff accompanist at Federation University, Monash University, Melbourne University and the Victorian College of the Arts. She has received first place in National Liederfest, Mietta Song Recital Award and the Geoffrey Parsons Award.
Amanda worked regularly in the professional musical theatre industry on mainland Australia, privately coaching singers and playing in the orchestras and bands of shows such as Phantom of the Opera and Jersey Boys. Amanda was involved in the Australian premiere of many small scale productions such as Songs For A New World, The Last Five Years, A New Brain, Eurobeat and Tick Tick Boom! In the classical world, Amanda coached countless early years professional singers and was credited by Nicole Carr as being integral in her preparation for her career-starting Herald Sun Aria winning performance. As a music director, Amanda has worked and conducted in the education streams for Opera Queensland and Opera Australia.
A keen collaborator, Amanda has co-created classical and musical theatre presentations for Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Sydney Cabaret Festival, Midsumma, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Ten Days on the Island, Australian Musical Theatre Festival, Mona Foma, and Beaker Street Festival. Amanda is currently vocal tutor at Hobart College, accompanist at Elizabeth College and has a busy private studio of piano and vocal students and continues to create and perform extensively around the country.
Pictured: Pianist, Amanda Hodder with Singer, Philip Quast | Australian Musical Theatre Festival 2022