Head of Musical Theatre
Nick is an established vocalist, voice specialist, educator and music director. He is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University (Australia) with a Master of Music Studies (Vocal Pedagogy) and Bachelor of Music. Prior to moving to IAB, Nick held the position of Head of Programme at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (New Zealand). He has also held the positions of Professional Practice Fellow in Performance Voice and Director of Pre-Tertiary Studies, University of Otago (New Zealand), Lecturer in Contemporary Voice, Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University and Contemporary Voice Specialist for the Open Conservatorium, Griffith University (Australia). As a voice specialist and music director, Nick has worked with international touring and recording artists, TV/ Film personalities and is a visiting Musical Theatre specialist at the New Zealand Singing School. Nicks is an Early Stage Researcher who is currently looking into the evolution of contemporary commercial music and the demands on multi-style based singers. Other research areas include international music education, transgender voice development, vocal rehabilitation and musical theatre training for a global market. Nick’s has presented his research at numerous conferences throughout Australasia. As an independent artist and performer, Nick has performed in productions including Songs for a New World, Little Women: The Musical, Connect 4, The 25 Project, Forbidden Broadway, An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein and Sirens Kiss as well as headlining and featuring in numerous music festivals including the New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival, Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park (NZ), Otago Arts Festival, Brisbane International Jazz Festival, Queensland Music Festival, Valley Jazz Festival and Brisbane Arts Festival.