2021 North & North West Awards
October 24 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Proudly presented by the TMTA North & North West Branches.TMTA invites all instrumental and vocal students of TMTA members to participate in an afternoon of music making and performances at the TMTA Awards 2021.A friendly and supportive environment, the TMTA Music Awards is a great opportunity for students to perform to a small audience and share in live performances together. Experienced adjudicator, Jane Edwards, will provide feedback and awards in three sections on the day:
* Mme. Helen George Awards (Grades 3-5)
* Ann McGarry Award (Grade 6-8)
* Graeme Buchanan Award (Diploma)
Students need not have completed an exam to participate in the sections/awards. 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 $5 per adult (children are free).
Jane is a Hobart based singing teacher, specialising in both classical and music theatre voice. As a singer, she has performed at every major Australian festival, with all our symphony orchestras, and as a long time member of the Song Company. Career highlights include engagements with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Stockholm Bach Choir, Danish Radio Choir, Brodsky Quartet and Victoria State Opera. She also has a significant discography, and can be heard in the Oscar winning film Shine.
For many years, Jane was a Lecturer at Sydney Conservatorium, and prior to that at Wollongong University. Most recently she was Coordinator of Classical and Music Theatre Voice at the Conservatorium of Music, UTAS. Her teaching studio has produced many singers who have been finalists and winners in major Australian competitions. A number have progressed to international success, including Young Artist – Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Principal Artist – Opera Australia, and finalist – Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Jane’s studio continues to populate Australian conservatoria and music theatre schools with large numbers of Tasmanian singers each year.
An accomplished pianist, Jane loves working with singers, and sharing the platform with them as associate artist. She is also a passionate choral conductor, having founded the UTAS Conservatorium Vocal Ensemble, directed the St Michael’s Collegiate Singers, and is founding conductor of the newly formed Hutchins Choir.