Help kiwi soprano Lauren White take her place at the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London!
Lauren White is a kiwi soprano born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand and has been following her dream of singing on the opera stage since she was a young girl. Her hard work has won her a place at the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (previously known as Trinity College of Music), which boasts a long and illustrious history of excellence in music and performance throughout the UK and internationally. The place is for a 2 year Masters in Music, majoring in performance voice (opera) and is a once in a life time opportunity offering specialist training and performance experience. The course will begin this September 2020. Lauren has a rare voice type (large Spinto or Dramatic soprano) and she has been advised by teachers throughout NZ, the UK and Europe that she is entering into her vocal prime, which makes this next incredible step in her career so vital! Her offer of a place on this Masters programme at an internationally renowned conservatoire is a tremendous achievement which hundreds of applicants audition for every year and it will provide advanced and crucial training in order to make a career on the opera stage.
As an international student, Lauren will be required to pay international fees (approximately NZD $44 000) per year and then cover the cost of living in London. This is an enormous undertaking which singers coming out of New Zealand cannot achieve without sponsorship and donations.
If you are in a position to support her in this exciting and wonderful endeavour, she would be incredibly grateful.
Lauren’s early singing experience was diverse; she trained classically with soprano Katharine Watts from the age of 13, was a featured soloist with Northcote College’s Jazz Band, won ‘Best Vocalist’ at Auckland’s Coke Smokefree Rock Quest Final, sang in Auckland Choral Society and achieved Top Student awards in both Music and Drama. Lauren’s undergraduate studies commenced at New Zealand School of Music and then at the University of Auckland where she majored in Classical Vocal Performance under Dr. Morag Atchison. During her undergraduate studies Lauren was engaged in public recitals, university productions and masterclasses, as well as solo and chorus work with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa’s Opera Factory. She sang lead roles ‘Hortense’ in Offenbach’s Don’t Tell the Waiter and premiered ‘Lauren’ in New Zealand composer Claire Scholes’s The Kiri Masterclass. After completing her BMus (Hons) (2015), Lauren trained with dramatic soprano Jacqueline Bremar (London), engaging in private concert work. In 2017 Lauren returned home to work with Frances Wilson ONZ, at the Auckland Opera Studio and also completed an academic Masters in Music with First Class Honours at the University of Auckland under the supervision of Drs. Gregory Camp and Morag Atchison. Lauren currently engages in solo and ensemble concert work in Auckland, runs her own private voice studio is the current singing teacher and choir conductor at Ficino School.
About Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance:
Trinity Laban is the UK’s first conservatoire of music and dance, it has been ranked in the top 10 music conservatoires in the world and is currently ranked number one in the UK for graduate employment. 'Trinity Laban’s vibrant Faculty of Music will nurture your individual voice and artistic personality, enabling you to develop as an innovative, versatile, collaborative and resourceful artist. The unique, boundary-pushing nature of a Trinity Laban education, with its focus on collaboration, will help you to understand what it means to be a musician in today’s world.' - (2020 Prospectus). Trinity Laban boasts professional partnerships with many global institutions and local partners such as English National Opera, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Southbank Centre and the Tate Exchange.
Trinity Laban's vocal department is comprised of international teachers and coaches. The Masters in Music course comprises of weekly individual vocal lessons and coaching and a wide range of departmental classes which include language classes, song classes, stagecraft, workshops and opera and performance tutorials. The department stages two opera productions every year, along with ensemble performances and solo recitals in the stunning Old Royal Naval College Chapel and St Alfege Church in Greenwich, as well as at Blackheath Halls. Elective courses allow students to develop an artistic profile and increase employability through subjects such as music pedagogy, musical direction and performance psychology.
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Proceeds will go towards Lauren's tuition fees (which total approximately NZD $44 000) as well as living costs (accommodation, food, travel, study expenses).
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