“The mentor program is going from strength to strength. The Graham Pushee seminar was particularly helpful, as it was a reminder of the end goal – maintaining a career in the industry. His real-life anecdotes were realistic and inspiring.” – Siobhan Stagg, Amelia Joscelyne Memorial Scholarship holder 2010 and 2011
Our Mentor Program seeks to equip scholars with practical skills to complement their musical development and focuses on providing tools that can be immediately applied by them. Its aim is to develop young professionals who have a competitive advantage over other young singers.
Throughout the year we provide workshops, seminars, master classes and individual consultations conducted by a variety of industry experts, over a range of disciplines. Sessions incorporate national and international experts to promote a global understanding of the industry. After presenting a session in the program, presenters continue their relationship with the scholars in a mentoring capacity.
The Mentor Program helps our scholars to establish their own networks and a support base to assist them along their journey. It also provides realistic insight into the industry, the ‘business side’ of the profession, a snapshot of what to expect in Australia and overseas, and a sense of what it takes to succeed.
Participation in the Mentor Program is included in a singer’s scholarship. Alumni are also invited to attend to aid their ongoing development.