Soprano/Teacher/Adjudicator/Conductor – ARCM, ABSM, FISM
Andrea Calladine has a varied career as performer, teacher, conductor, coach and adjudicator in the main genres of singing to Musical Theatre. She studied initially at the Birmingham School of Music (now the Birmingham Conservatoire) gaining honours in Diplomas and was awarded many major prizes.
As a singer, she has travelled widely at home and in Europe performing from her wide concert and oratorio repertoire including performances of The Messiah and The Creation through the Mozart Masses to Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, the Requiems of Brahms, Fauré and Rutter, and she has made radio broadcasts. Operatic roles have included Despina in Così fan Tutti; Miss Wordsworth in Britten’s Albert Herring; Adele and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus; Dido in Dido and Aeneas; Pamina in The Magic Flute. Today, she is happy teaching Music Theatre where her skills in singing, acting and language can be combined alongside Classical repertoire. Andrea’s teaching commitments now are divided between a very busy private practice, where she coaches many professional singers, and a leading Independent School. Andrea has held the post of Central Area Representative of the Association of Teachers of Singing and also the position of the associations Conference Director from 2014 – 2018. She also is an Assessor/Mentor for the AOTOS Teacher Training course. Andreais also in demand for Choral Workshops and Vocal Master Classes.
Other positions held have been at the Birmingham Conservatoire (1985-2009), Birmingham Junior Conservatoire, the Elgar School of Music, and Worcester University. Andreais an active adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals, where she hopes to bring not only her wealth of experience as both teacher and performer, but also her love of singing, encouragement of the performers and, above all, a sense of humour! Andreahas had a long association adjudicating for the Dudley Festival and she is once again looking forward to hearing some wonderful singing from all of the performers.