Michaele Archer (Co-Head of Vocal Program)
Michaele has performed extensively nationally and internationally and has studied in New York with world renowned voice teacher, David Jones who works with singers at the Metropolitan Opera. Michaele performed with Opera Australia in Turandot, Otello, and Werther and as a guest soloist in concert. Other roles include Emmie in Albert Herring (Opera Australia), Mrs Peachum in The Beggars Opera, Nedda in Pagliacci and Tosca.
Michaele appears with Symphony Central Coast and Central Coast Philharmonia and has performed as the soprano soloist for Camina Burana, Mendelssohn's Symphony 2, and The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins. Other highlights include recitals with classical guitarist Slava Gregoryan, principal role of Queen of Light in The Gravel Pit Opera; Songs of the Sea (a new work created for her by New York based composer, Padma Newsome) and a national tour as singer and actor in Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle.
Michaele has performed as the soprano soloist for the Pearl Beach Opera in the Arboretum, as part of the Pearl Beach Music Festival with Apsara and as guest artist for the Special Olympics. A graduate with distinction from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Opera School, Michaele has a Masters in Applied Science, researching breathing techniques for opera singers from the University of Sydney and a B.A. in Performances Studies, Languages and Australian Literature. Her research in breathing was presented in Paris at the International Congress of Voice teachers.
Recently Michaele premiered the song cycle 'Brackish Songs' (a new work by composer Christopher Sainsbury) and the first live performance of Schubert's Erlking with an award winning sand animation by Californian animator Benny Zelkowicz. Michaele is one of 10 participants selected from around the world to take part in a Breathing Coordination for performers course held in Los Angeles this August.
Qualifications:B.A. (Sydney Uni), Dip Opera (Sydney Conservatorium of Music), Masters of Applied Science (Sydney Uni)
We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.