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Sussane Towers

Director

BMus(SIU-C) M Mus(UNI)                                                                                             DipOpArtMusThtre(Sydney Conservatorium)

A graduate of the Opera programs of The Sydney Conservatorium – Australia, The University of Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois University (The Marjorie Lawrence Opera Theatre) – USA, Sussane’s extensive experience as a professional performer in Opera, Music Theatre, Cabaret, Folk and Popular music has allowed her to acquire expertise in a wide range of vocal styles.

Many of Sussane’s students become graduates of prestigious tertiary colleges such as the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, WAAPA, the University of Western Sydney, the Australian Institute of Music and recently, at the prestigious Young Americans College of the Performing Arts in Corona, California USA.

A combination of extensive study in the Estill Voice Training System and E Herbert – Caesari’s belcanto concepts provide the perfect platform for a wonderfully balanced approach to the development of each client’s voice to suit their specific performance needs. Sussane has a great passion for the rapidly expanding advantages of voice science and it’s abundantly practical application for anyone wishing to be empowered to make the most of their voice. This applies as much to speech performance as well as singing.

Sussane’s clientele now includes those in a wide variety of genre’s of the professional speaker in the development of essential skills required by all successful presenters and actors; whether it be drama, radio, voice over, corporate presentations, public speaking, debating or improving confidence and polish for that special occasion.

 

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John Martin

Accompanist  & Associate Artist                                            D. Mus, Sydney Conservatorium

One of Australia’s most diverse, sensitive and award-winning pianists, John is comfortable in all styles. He has performed professionally for more than 25 years for recitals, ensembles, classical concerts, through to jazz, popular music and cabaret.

His performance skills are legendary, comfortably embracing live radio broadcasts and the concert platform.  John has returned to the “Con” as performance lecturer in the Ensemble Studies Unit.

                     

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Peter Egan

OAM

Vocal Lecturer and Voice Consultant

7.4.42 – 11.2.11

We are very sad to report the passing of Peter Egan who was a co-founder of The Australian School of Vocal Performance, and as Voice Consultant, made a significant and invaluable contribution to the school. Peter passed away on Friday 11th February, 2011.

So many singers will remember his presentations at many of our Master Classes and Workshops with great affection and gratitude.

Peter came to his teaching career after a long and distinguised career for ABC Radio and Television. His obvioius love of music was only outshone by his great passion for voice and voice science. I will long remember many extended conversations discussing solutions to vocal problems and the vocal development of students.

In honour of his significant contribution to The Voice School, his photo and biography will remain on this page and I would invite you to take a few minutes to listen to a recording of Peter from 1986 which beautifully allows him to say goodbye.

As was frequently said at his funeral, he will long be remembered for his generosity of spirit, his passion for music and teaching and above all, for being “the kindest person I’ve ever known”.

He will be missed very much by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Peter Egan – Wandering the King’s Highway – recorded on 2nd May 1986 as a finale to Peter’s last Breakfast Show for ABC Radio.  Just click on the hyperlink and open the file in Windows Explorer.

Awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to Radio, Opera and the Community, Peter’s great success and experience as a broadcaster with ABC Radio and Television, is wonderfully complemented by his performance credits in the areas of opera and music theatre. His dedication and commitment to the support of Australian talent is evidenced by his position as Chairman of the Australian Opera Audition Committee.

Peter was a leading light in presentation of the Estill Voice Model for more than 10 years. He is also passionate about the the work of Edgar Herbert-Caesari having been a student of Vernon Mackie, a student of Caesari himself. He incorporates his vast experience in the area of accelerated learning into a voice teaching concept which makes him a much sought after voice consultant.

Peter’s obvious passion for excellence in voice is reflected in the success of his students who are working professionally, internationally and Australia-wide in opera, music theatre and contemporary music as well as in corporate speaking and may other public speaking arenas.

 



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