Curriculum Vitae

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

 

TERTIARY APPOINTMENTS

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

BOOKS

Educating Alexander: How Marjorie Barstow Saved the Alexander Technique. Palgrave Macmillan. 2021 in press.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

“The Mentorship Model of the AT in the Performing Arts.” In Manzin & Duche, Fictional, Artistic and Scholarly Mentoring Partnerships. Garnier Classique. 2021 in press.

 

ARTICLES: PEER-REVIEWED

"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.

 

OTHER ARTICLES

“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

 

RECORDINGS

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.

Review (Borsato) Anywhere Festival Reviews       Review (Hetherington) Ride Home Review

 

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

Recording at YouTube.             Review (Poole), Otago Daily Times, 1 October 2012

 

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.

 

FORTHCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

Noosa Orchestra November 2020

Mezzo-Soprano Soloist

 

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

FRENCH

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)

 

AWARDS

Attestation de Niveau de Compétence Supérieur– Eurocentre, Paris

Alliance Française de Melbourne: Language Prize

 

GERMAN

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

 

AWARDS

Diploma of Modern Languages

Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung

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

Dalcroze Australia

NATS: National Association of Teachers of Singing (USA)