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CAPO arts awards 2018

Very grateful to both CAPO (Capital Patrons Arts Organisation) and the Canberra Weekly for this award. It will assist Dianna with costs of travel to the UK in August 2019 to participate in masterclasses, and attend the Estill Voice World Symposium in London.  
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Voice professional development

October school hols saw Dianna Nixon completing 11 days straight of voice PD. Starting with ANATS (Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing) Conference in Leura, followed by completing the Estill Levels 1 & 2 Course in Canberra (for the 2nd time - to help with Estill Figure Proficiency training), and then to Sydney for…
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Bach on the Platforms 2019

Maartje Sevenster and Dianna Nixon decided once again to lead a pop-up performance at Gunning Railway Station as part of the international event - Bach in the Subways. We were the only performance in Australia last year, and one of very few in the Southern Hemisphere. This year we were joined by an event at…
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One Sunday in the City – towards 2019

On Sunday 17 June 2018, we presented pop-up classical performances by young artists-in-training from Wesley Music Centre's music scholars program, and from the voice & piano studio of WVMT. This project was a partnership between Wesley Music Centre and WVMT, designed to showcase the musicality and celebrate the work ethic of local teenaged and tertiary level…
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Camelia – fundraising for new music theatre project

We've had a successful campaign with the Australian Cultural Fund. The donations to ACF from a band of generous supporters have been allocated towards creating the 'look' of the project. We now have a logo design in place, plus illustrations of some of the key scenes in the work, and have a set up a…
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Australian National Eisteddfod 2018

In 40 years of teaching, 2018 is the first time Dianna Nixon has entered students in an Eisteddfod. With the students having so much good work prepared, Dianna thought it would be good for them to share it in the Australian National Eisteddfod. In every singing section we entered, students won places or highly commended.…
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WVMT Projects

2019: developing a range of projects including "An Italian Country Afternoon" (a concert work designed for regional touring); popup performances on regional NSW Rail platforms for Bach in the Subways 2019; further development of (and fundraising for) "Camelia"; researching "Millicent Armstrong – playwright and farmer". 2018 – popup gig at Gunning Railway Station (as part…
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