Sheridan Hughes

Bmus [plus Honours Melbourne Conservatorium],
MMUS (Opera performance) Queensland Conservatorium
Teacher of Voice and Piano

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Some of my earliest memories are of being on stage. I grew up performing with the National Ballet Theatre in Melbourne and since then have had an endless love affair with the Arts. As a child, I performed with the Russian Women’s chamber choir and  completed my AMEB Grade 8 classical piano exam with a high distinction.  This eventually led to me starting singing lessons and pursuing a career in Opera. I now hold a Master of Music studies in Operatic Performance from the Queensland Conservatorium.

During my post-graduate studies, I created the role of Veronica Calloway in the world premiere opera “Dry River Run”, in addition to performing with Opera Queensland, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and even Hans Zimmer! In Melbourne, I have performed with The Australian Contemporary Opera Company in their Yarra Valley Festival as well as performed lead roles with Emotion-Works Cut Opera. 

My singing has taken me overseas to places such as Rotorua in New Zealand where I have performed with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra in the finals of the Lockwood Aria competition. Most recently, I’ve undertaken a study trip to Treviso, Italy to study with an international singing teacher who specialises in Bel Canto singing as well as the Australian soprano Jessica Pratt. 

The electricity of creating a shared experience with an audience is something that is entirely unique. I hope to inspire the same love of performing in my students and to give them the tools to fully express themselves artistically whether it is through a piano concert, school musical or eisteddfod. I believe music is fundamental to the human spirit and it is through music that we can change the world.