CV

Sarah Whitteron
Soprano

Education

2015- currently studying a master of Secondary teaching Music and Commerce

2008 – 2011 Bachelor of Music Performance
(Majoring in Classical Voice and Free Improvisation)
High Class Honours
Northern Melbourne Institute of Tafe NMIT, Fairfield,
Awarded NMIT study grant in 2008
2003 University of Ottawa, Canada exchange semester
2000-2003 Bachelor of Accounting Industry Scholarship Course University of
Technology Sydney, Ultimo
1999 HSC St Vincent’s College, Potts Point, Sydney (Dux)
1997 Sacred Heart Central School Cootamundra (Dux)

Qualifications/Awards

2011 Lemcke Family Musical Comedy/Operetta Award, adjudicated by visiting Austrian Tenor Alexander-Mathias Murer
2011 Certificate IV in Assessment and Training Swinburne University- Hawthorn
2006 Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia
2005 Kaplan Troeger Project Management Course
2000 Awarded highest mark in Drama solo performance for the HSC in NSW, hence performed my original theatre piece at Seymour Centre in Sydney, entitled “Death and The Maiden” inspired by Ariel Dorfman and Franz Schubert.
1999 Recipient of Peggy Glanville Hicks Composition Award
1999 Performer of the year St Vincent’s College Performing Arts Festival
1998-1999 Classical Voice Scholarship St Vincent’s College

Music Work History

2015  Singing Teacher Newcastle Conservatorium- teaching since 1999

2009-current Sprowell
-Songwriter, arranger, manager; 
Currently recording with Robbie Long in Newcastle
-Highly Commended award 2011 NMIT Songwriting Competition
-“Harm’s way” requested to be included on 272 Records compilation
Acousticka 27, 2011
-Recent performances include The Darebin Music Feast, The John Curtain,
The Wesley Anne, Gypsy Bar, Bar Nancy, The Thornbury Local, and Bebida
-Recorded debut EP with producer Myles Mumford 2012

2015 Soloist in “Love Life and Opera” Hunter Opera Warners Bay Performing Arts Centre 

2015 Soloist with the Newcastle Australian Army Reserve Band at Fort Scrtachley in show “Music of the Guns!” and various other performances in Hunter area. 

2015 Director Nova Bellas Womens community choir based in Merewether Newcastle 

2011-current Pyriphlegethon
-A contemporary electro-acoustic improvisation ensemble
established in 2011, comprising Sarah Whitteron: Voice, Adrian Sherriff:
Laptop and Theremin, and Graeme Croft: Contra-alto clarinet
-The musical practice involves improvisation using extended vocal and
instrumental techniques, with sampling of the performers in real-time, and
audio signal processing with max/MSP, including the use of the Theremin
and Audio cube controllers. Performances have included La Mama
Musica, Brunswick Artist Space, Make it up Club, and Yarra Edge Theatre

2015 -Current Ceremonious- Acoustic duo with Martin Rotolo

2015-Current Don’t DisaBrie- Acoustic Bluegrass/country trio 

2014-Feb 2015 Member of the Nth Fitzroy Women’s Choir “Breathing Space”- currently collaborating on arranging a body of Irish Folk Songs for them.

2014  performed and recorded an album with Max Andrejeski (Germany’s 2013 New Jazz Improviser of the Year) & his project Hutte (Germany’s 2013 New Jazz Best Ensemble Winners) to produce an album HUTTE UND CHOR  published on the distinguished Traumton label

2013 Jan-Feb 2nd Assistant to the Director and cover for the “Trommler”
Berlin StaatsOper Studio production of Viktor Ullmann’s “Der Kaiser von Atlantis”

2012  Berlin Free Improvisation Quartet 
Including Klaus Kurvers (Upright Bass), Els Vandeweyer (Vibraphone), Andreas Willers (Guitars), and Sarah Whitteron (Vocals)

2012 Mar-Apr Music Assistant and Copyist on Contact!
A modern Opera by Angus Grant, developed through the Carnegie 18 Series, staged in the Victorian Arts Centre in 2012 as part of the Comedy Festival

2011-2012 ASTRA – Contemporary Classical and Improvising choir
-Performances include: “Erkki Veltheim Concert” and soloist in Andrew Byrne In Profile “Whispers and Cries” broadcast nationally on ABC-FM

2008-current Sarah Whitteron Solo Recitals
-In various venues in NSW and Victoria, most recently in the Cerretti
Chapel Manly, Sydney

2009- 2012 Sarah Keys and the Automatics
-Singer, arranger, manager
-Several performances around VIC, QLD and NSW
-Working under agency: The Band Shop

2010 NMIT Laptop Ensemble
-Performances at 2010 Quiet Music and 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festivals

2010 Northcote Big Band
-Several performances around Melbourne including Darebin Music Feast
and Dizzy’s Jazz Club

2009 Assistant to the Producer, Arranger and Conductor
Dirt Song-Black Arm Band, Melbourne Festival
-Ensured communication between creative team and performers
through rehearsal and performance period

2007-2008 Cootamundra Arts Centre Charity Event
-Organised and performed in charity concerts in February and Oct 2007
and February 2008, raising over $5000
-Including coordinating front of house, programming,
organizing rehearsals, light and sound, ticketing, promotion, corporate
sponsorship and publicity

Theatre/Acting Work History

2009-current Actress
-Regularly employed as an extra on television programs such as Emmy
Fischer, Neighbours, The Librarians and various commercials

2008-2009 Malthouse Theatre Southbank Front of House


Teachers/Workshops:

Classical Teachers

Prof. Stewart Emerson (Berlin)
Prof. Eleanor Forbes (Berlin)
Alison Farr-Handley (Melbourne)
2010 Cossimo Ciccone (Melbourne)
2005 Anke Hoppner (Sydney)
1999 Mary-Anne Collins (Sydney)

Contemporary Teachers

Carolyn Connor (Melbourne)
Michelle Nicole (Melbourne)
Chris Falk (Alexander Technique, Melbourne)
Julie O’Hara (Melbourne)
Gian Slater (Melbourne)
Leigh Carriage (Lismore)

Past Music Ensembles

2010 Fairfield Community Choir (Directed by Stephen Taberner)
2006 Sydney Youth Philharmonic Choir Vox (Directed by Brett Weymark)