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Sarah Ampil – Soprano comes back to Creston

End of Semester Formal Dinner Special Guest

Wednesday, June 6 2018  6:00 – 9:00 pm

Sarah Ampil (soprano) holds a Bachelor of Music from The University of New South Wales, and a Master of Music Studies (Performance) and Graduate Diploma in Music (Opera Performance) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She is an alumna of the Pacific Opera Young Artists Program.

Sarah was the winner of the 2016 Sydney Eisteddfod Joan Sutherland Memorial Award. In the same year, she was runner-up in the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria Competition, and a semi-finalist in the IFAC Australian Singing Competition. She has also previously been named the winner of the Sydney Eisteddfod Operatic Aria (21-25 years) and the Penrith City Aria.

In 2017, Sarah made two exciting operatic role debuts: as Micaëla in Carmen for Central Coast Opera, and as Sandrina in La Finta Giardiniera for Operantics. Other operatic highlights include Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo for Brisbane Festival (Australian Brandenburg Orchestra); La Traviata (Opera Projects, Sydney); Suor Angelica, Adamo’s Little Women and Williamson’s English Eccentrics (Sydney Conservatorium Opera Studio); and various scenes for the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. During her time at the Sydney Conservatorium, she also appeared as a soprano soloist in Bernstein’s MASS: A Theatre Piece at the Sydney Opera House.

A keen interpreter of oratorio, art song and concert repertoire, Sarah has been engaged as a featured artist with various ensembles, including Leichhardt Espresso Chorus, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Conservatorium Symphony, and the Burgundian Consort.  Recent performances include Haydn’s The Creation with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and Box Hill Chorale, and Mozart’s Requiem with the UNSW Collegium Musicum Choir.

Sarah has been very fortunate to work with several accomplished conductors, mentors and coaches through a variety of initiatives. These include workshops and showcases at the IFAC Handa New Zealand Singing School (facilitated by world-class tutors, including David Harper, Peter Lockwood and Christine Douglas), masterclasses at the WAAPA International Art Song Academy (led in 2017 by Dr Graham Johnson OBE and Dennis O’Neill CBE), and a masterclass by internationally-acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming as part of the Sydney Opera House Opera Awards.

(from https://www.sarahampil.com)

Becoming a palliative and aged care researcher

Beginning of Academic Year 2018 Formal Dinner

Thursday, 1 March 2018  6:00-9:00 pm


Guest Speaker:  Annmarie Hosie RN PhD

Post-doctoral Research Fellow
IMPACCT – Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation

Dr Annmarie Hosie RN PhD is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney, with expertise in palliative and aged care. From 1999-2015, she worked as a clinician across acute, sub-acute, community and residential settings, including advance practice roles and co-ordination of palliative care clinical trials. Her doctoral research, completed in 2015, contributed to knowledge of delirium epidemiology in inpatient palliative care, and the need to implement interdisciplinary recognition and assessment systems. Dr Hosie’s post-doctoral research is focused on interventions to improve outcomes for people receiving palliative and end of life care; in particular, strategies supporting optimal cognition.