Booked and blessed

As we near the end of October, and I celebrate the final three shows of Mamma Mia!, I’m filled with excitement and gratitude for the offers that have come in for 2020. I have already accepted some projects, and others are yet to be announced.

Elder Hall, Elder Conservatorium of Music | photo by Jennifer Trijo

A freelancer’s livelihood depends on getting booked by clients and proactively creating opportunities. This publication has been one of the creations that I’m proud of and our final issue for 2019, Issue 4 of The Serenade Files magazine will be available to read next week! Within it I will give you Five tips to stay booked and blessed.

Issue 4 includes articles about renewal, from an artist who plans to pursue her artistic goals in a new country to one who has found healing from within. James Murphy goes beyond his State of Mind column to interview the General Manager of Music SA about the issue of pay in the Australian live music industry, Paul Sinkinson musically directs the Elder Conservatorium’s first musical, Andreas Bukhardi delivers part four of his short story Strange Acquaintances, and we’ll give you insight into the work of artist Erica McNicol who is our cover artist for this quarter.


There are several projects on the horizon and I can update you about some of them. First, I’ve been appointed musical director for Priscilla Queen of the Desert the musical (Matt Byrne Media). We’re currently in pre-production and I’m looking forward to working with a great team and seeing the wonderful talent that Adelaide has to offer at our upcoming information night and auditions.

musical director, Priscilla Queen of the Desert the musical – July 2020

Second, A Thousand Cranes, the award-winning show that I composed an original score for, is having a return season in the Adelaide Fringe Festival and touring to Perth! I’m honoured that my music will reach new audiences through this talented cast and production team. Visit The Gemini Collective for more information.

Third, I’ve been offered a position as a singing teacher and repertoire coach for the Bachelor of Music Theatre course, at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, starting next year. I’m delighted to be working with George Torbay, Head of Music Theatre, and many well-respected colleagues in the arts, along with the next generation of performing artists. I interviewed George in Issue 1 of The Serenade Files and the last thing I expected was to be offered work from him later in the year. You can read the entire interview by visiting our magazine page.

George Torbay, Head of Music Theatre – Issue 1, The Serenade Files | photo by Jennifer Trijo

There are other professional opportunities in the pipeline for me but I’m not yet at liberty to share these. If you want to stay informed about my projects, general arts opportunities, and the many inspiring artists in our community subscribe to my mailing list or follow me on social media.

The Serenade Files is dedicated to bringing you inspiring stories and professional development articles about the arts industry, and it is also a boutique music studio. Many of our studio clients have secured roles in productions, successfully auditioned for performing arts tertiary courses, and achieved outstanding results in AMEB examinations.

I’m always open to working with new artists. Should you require any of my services, feel free to visit The Serenade Files Facebook page to make a booking. Stay blessed.

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