End of Year activities

Hi Folks,

It’s nearly the end of the year, and what a year it has been! We are gearing up for the final set of auditions for WAAPA and VCA and Elder Con (a new course in Musical Theatre). This year’s auditions have proved very hard to crack – the standard keeps rising and the intake is dropping. So we’ll keep our fingers crossed that there are more opportunities for success for our students for 2019.

After discussion with students and families, I’ve decided not to hold an end-of-year concert this year as there was not enough uptake of the opportunity. Sad face. But 2019 looks brighter!

In other news I am performing in my first ever cabaret next Tuesday night – November 20, at the Doo Bop Jazz Bar in Edward St, City, from 8pm. Showtunes Tuesday, hosted by my good friend Trevor Jones, is showcasing several performers each month, and he asked me ‘specially if I would create a short 20 minute show. So I have. Called Failure to Thrive, I sing songs about not doing very well in life. I invite you all to attend! Entrance is free.

I am now opening up places for 2019. Again, as in previous years, my times and days are Tuesdays – Thursdays from 3pm-7pm. Get in quick with your preferred time and day!

Happy Christmas Greetings to you all and have a fabulous summer break. I know I will – I’m heading to New York in January for more shows, and a conference on Musical Theatre, and then I’m off with the family to London, Paris, and Hong Kong. Fabulous.

Don’t forget about the many summer schools popping up around the place in Musical Theatre – the Qld Con, Underground Broadway, plus many others, are now taking enrolments for their annual summer school. If you want to have the most amazing time, learning new performing skills and meeting new friends, check out their web pages for more details.



About jessplainsong

I'm a musician, singer, researcher, teacher, in no particular order. I have what is commonly referred to as a portfolio career. I write a couple of blogs, finished my PhD in 2015, am a project manager for a research project in education at a local university and run a private business in singing teaching and consulting. Why blog? Well, as a way of documenting my life's journey. I could do this in a diary. You know, those handwritten ones. And I started lots of those, but I never kept them going. So this is my way of staying disciplined about writing about singing and teaching and thinking and performing. One day I'll put together a cabaret, when I've finished my PhD. I promise. And since I've finished my PhD, I have no excuse now.
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