Teaching Experience & Appointments
MONTESSORI INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE Prep-Yr 12 (current)
Instrumental music teacher: Classical Voice and Piano. Prep-Yr 12, 2021
Regular Relief Classroom Music Teacher. Prep-Yr 6, 2021
WAVELL HEIGHTS STATE HIGH SCHOOL Yrs 7-12
German Teacher, 4-week contract relieving HoD, 2021
TALARA PRIMARY COLLEGE Yrs 4-5
Italian Relief Teaching, 2021
NORTH ARM STATE SCHOOL Yrs 2-6
Music and Italian Relief teaching, 2021
COOLUM STATE HIGH SCHOOL Yrs 8-12
Japanese, English, Food Technology, Relief Teaching, 2021
MARY VALLEY STATE COLLEGE Prep -Yr 10
General Relief Teaching, 2021
NOOSA STRING ENSEMBLE
Assistant Conductor, 2020-2021
MAROOCHYDORE STATE HIGH SCHOOL Yrs 7-12
Pre-Service Teacher: Music. 15-day full-time pre-service teacher placement, November 2020
Pre-Service Teacher: Music. 10-day full-time pre-service teacher placement, October 2019
NOOSA PENGARI STEINER SCHOOL Yrs 1-10
Pre-Service Teacher: German, Italian, Music, Drama. 20-day full-time pre-service teacher placement, September-October 2020
ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN COLLEGE Yr 12
Consultant teacher: Year 12 music performance: Term IV 2019. Review (Bonar)
Assistant Orchestral Tutor: Primary String Ensemble, 2019
Speech & Performance Coach: Tournament of Minds, Primary Language/Literature, 2019
VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS (University of Melbourne)
Curriculum creator, course co-ordinator, lecturer & tutor in BMus voice performance
Yr 1: Italian 2002-3
Yr 2: German 2002-3
Yr 3: French 2002-3
Griffith University: Adjunct Research Fellow, 2018-Present
University of Queensland: Adjunct Research Fellow, 2013-2016
University of Otago: Sessional Lecturer, 2008-2010
OTHER INTERNATIONAL TEACHING
Performance Workshop: Clara-Schumann Gymnasium (High School), Bonn, Germany.
Publications on Teaching
Educating Alexander: How Marjorie Barstow Saved the Alexander Technique. Palgrave Macmillan. 2021 in press.
“The Mentorship Model of the AT in the Performing Arts.” In Manzin & Duche, Fictional, Artistic and Scholarly Mentoring Partnerships. Garnier Classique. 2021 in press.
"António Fragoso’s Canções do Sol Poente: A Song Cycle of Saudade from the Renascença Portuguesa." Journal of Singing (USA). 2021, in press.
"The trouble with adjectives: Aligning singing tuition and artistic practice with procedural learning theory." Australian Voice, 21, 49-56. 2020.
“Balance and Tension I: The Jaw and Tongue in Relation to the Whole.” Australian Voice 10, 7-14, 2020.
“What is performance and why should we teach it?” Australian Journal of Music Education 52 (2), 46-57, 2019.
“Do you Really Mean That? Towards Precise, Considered and Constructive Language in Performance Teaching.” Australian Journal of Music Education 3, 4-15, 2015.
“Aligning Singing Instruction with Human Design (Part II): Body Mapping and the Whole.” Sing Out (Australian National Choral Association – ANCA) 37(1), 16-19, 2020.
“Aligning Singing Instruction with Human Design (Part I): 5 words to leave at the door of your next choral rehearsal” Sing Out (ANCA) 36(3), 4-6, 2019.
Music & Languages
Tree Place Exhibition 2018-19
Cole, A & U Wullfen. “Hildegard Multimedia Work.” Installation at Noosa Regional Gallery.
Hildegard and the Celtic Bard 2018, Kimbeth Productions
Cole, A & K Kirkman. Works from Medieval Germany, Renaissance France and British Isles.
The Dew Gatherers 2017. MOVE Records
Brewer, J, A Cole & N Heymink. Songs, Arias & Variations by JP Krieger.
Review (O’Connell) “One for the true specialists” in Do you Hear what I hear? Nov 9, 2017.
Review (Downer) “The Dew Gatherers.” Australian Double Reed Society, 21 (1), 37-38, 2018.
Saudade: A Portuguese Songbook 2009. Ode Records, NZ
Cole, A & S Crawshaw. Recorded as Jack Straw Recording Studio Artist in Residence, Seattle.
Review (Berg) Journal of Singing, 2010. 67(2) 242-244
The Witch Hunt 1999.
Soundtrack by Cezary Skubiszewski. Cole, A, M Arnold & D Ashton-Smith
PUBLIC PERFORMANCES – SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS 2009-2019
Woodford Folk Festival 2019, Woodford
Alto soloist with Inspiration Choir and Orchestra, works by Purcell.
Amici in Armonia: Viva Vivaldi Festival 2019, Maleny
Works by Vivaldi. Cole, A (mezzo), K Kirkman (violin), A Bowyer (cello), D Steele (spinet),
Hildegard and Volmar, A Poem of Friendship. Anywhere Festival 2019, Brisbane
Cole, A, K Kirkman & C Madden. Sunshine Coast & Fortitude Valley.
Vivaldi’s Venice in Concert 2019, Caloundra
Inspiration Project Choir and Orchestra. A Cole, H Brereton & K Kirkman.
The Genius of Beethoven 2018, Coolum and Caloundra
Beethoven Lieder, Welsh Songs and the Archduke Trio. A Cole, J Brewer, J O’Reilly, K Tong.
The Gypsy Violin Tradition 2018, Cooran
Roberts, C & N Craddock with A Cole. Gypsy-inspired works.
Hildegard and the Celtic Bard 2017, Maleny and Conondale
Cole, A & K Kirkman.
English Ayres and Graces: 4MBS Festival of Classics 2017, Coolum & Caloundra
Cole, A & Pacific Chamber Players. Works by Clarke, Vaughan Williams, Grainger, Britten.
Three Forces of the Soul: St Hildegard. Music, Art, Healing. Horizon Festival 2016, Eumundi
Cole, A, A Harris & H Merika.
To Russia with Love: 4MBS Festival of Classics 2016, Coolum and Caloundra
Cole, A & Pacific Chamber Players. Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky.
Baroque Brilliance 2015, Cooroy and Eudlo
Cole, A & Pacific Chamber Players. Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater and Sol da te.
Geist: The German Genius & Spirit in Song from the 12th to the 20th Centuries, 2014
Cole, A, C Madden, J Brewer, W Brewer & A Paszlowski. Noosaville, Caloundra, Cooran.
Handel’s Messiah Dunedin Town Hall Centenary Celebration, 2013, New Zealand
Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, D Burchell, A Cole, D Hamilton, L Johnston, J Lemalu.
Proud Fire or Sacred Fear: Songs and Instrumental Music by Henry Purcell, 2013
Rare Byrds Early Music Consort with A Cole, A Goode & J Cweorth, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Poèmes de Paul Verlaine, 2012
Cole, A & J van Buskirk. Society of Women Musicians. Dunedin, New Zealand.
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle, 2012, City Choir Dunedin, Dunedin
Chamber Music New Zealand: Angels and Aristocrats, 2012
Cole, A, R Shurbutt & J van Buskirk. Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
The Beauty of Baroque, City of Dunedin Choir, Southern Sinfonia, 2012
Burchell, D, P Becker, S Chambers, C Clifford, A Cole, G Park, J van Mellaerts.
Noosa Orchestra November 2020
Hildegard and Volmar: German Tour (Bingen, Bonn, Aachen) January 2022
We have been invited to perform this show in the crypt of Hildegard’s monastery in Bingen.
EUROPEAN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
STUDY AND EXPERIENCE
In-country study total: 9 months (Paris, Brussels) Language Immersion
Tertiary study: 1 semester: Advanced French A (top stream), University of Melbourne
Secondary study: Year 12 French (including school French Prize)
Attestation de Niveau de Compétence Supérieur– Eurocentre, Paris
Alliance Française de Melbourne: Language Prize
STUDY AND EXPERIENCE
In-country study total: 10 months (Freiburg, Bonn, Munich) Language Immersion
Tertiary study: 3 years leading to a major in German language & culture
Adjudicator: University of Melbourne German Poetry Competition, 2001
Diploma of Modern Languages
University of Melbourne School of Languages Scholarship for In-Country Study
ITALIAN AND LATIN
STUDY AND EXPERIENCE
In-country study total: 4 months (Urbania, Padua) Language Immersion
Tertiary study: 1 Year Latin: University of Melbourne (top of year)
MEMBERSHIP of PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
ANZARME: Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education
ANCA: Australian National Choral Association
ANATS Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing
ATI: Alexander Technique International
NATS: National Association of Teachers of Singing (USA)