SUPPORT OF THE SCHOOL

The New Zealand Singing School  Trust aims to accelerate the vocal expertise of our young performers in New Zealand, give them confidence in themselves and in their art, and the ability to contribute to their communities – creating Voices of the Future.

You can help us by becoming a Friend of the School so that you keep up-to-date with our activities:

You can also support the Singing School by attending the public concerts performed by our students. Please like our Facebook page to keep up with concerts and events:

https://www.facebook.com/nzsingingschool

Read the report on the 2017 IFAC Handa NZ Singing School:

Report on 2017 IFAC Handa NZ Singing School

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OUR SUPPORTERS

The New Zealand Singing School is always interested to hear from potential new sponsors.

A huge thank you to the following organisations for their financial support of the 2017 IFAC Handa New Zealand Singing School:

 
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Adam Foundation
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DMM Foundation
 
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Thanks also to The Kingdom Foundation, Joan Fernie Charitable Trust, Gwen Malden Charitable Trust, Pam Torbett Charitable Trust.

Thanks to our 2017 in-kind sponsors:

Eastern Institute of Technology, Wallace Productions Ltd, Iona College, Taradale High School, Lindisfarne College, Karamu High School, Taradale Intermediate, Conroys Removals, Napier Operatic Society, Bay Ford, Notman Motor Group Honda, White Audio, Office Products Depot, Hawthorne Coffee Roasters.

 
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FOUNDATION MEMBERS

As loyal supporters of the IFAC Handa NZ Singing School, Foundation Members make a one-off contribution to a Foundation Trust to assist with the longevity of funding for the school. Members are recognised in several ways, including concert ticket discounts, free observer passes, and special invitations. Please email info@singingschool.org.nz for more information. Current Foundation Members are:

Helen Walker

Eileen von Dadelszen

Dinah Kennedy

Marion Fell

Heidi McLeod

VOLUNTEERS

Our school could not operate without the generous support of a large group of dedicated volunteers. If you would be interested in helping with the organisation and running of the school, please contact our administrator info@singingschool.org.nz

THE NZ SINGING SCHOOL TRUST

The IFAC Handa New Zealand Singing School is run by the NZ Singing School Trust. The Trustees are passionate and tireless volunteers who share the same powerful vision for creating confident and successful singers and performers. They bring a wealth and breadth of experience in singing, performing, music and business that is unparalleled in this arena. As well as running the Trust, most of the Trustees will also be found in crucial roles during the day-to-day function of each school.

CHAIR – HELEN WALKER
A singer, performer and then President of the Waipawa Musical and Dramatic Club f0r 25 years, Helen has been part of the Trust since 2010.

JILL TOBIN

A founding Member, Administrator and Chairman at various times Jill is passionate about the longevity of an institution that gives so much confidence to young students.

SONYA AIFAI
Long time member of Napier Operatic Society, Sonya has been with the NZSS since the 1995, initially as the stage manager and then moving onto the Trust in 2009 with the role of office manager.

ORLENA WAKEMAN

Holder of an Honours Diploma in Performing Arts and ATCL in singing Orlena runs a home teaching studio for piano and singing.

MARK OLDERSHAW

As a musician Mark is an experienced musical director, conductor, music adjudicator and tutor and is currently Deputy Chief Executive of the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT).

LESLEY CARTHEW

Lesley is currently the President of Musical Theatre New Zealand and a financial advisor based in Napier.

JOHN HUDSON

John admits to be totally lacking in any expertise in singing or music, but he does bring experience in business having run his own landscape architectural consultancy for 30 years.

Dinah Kennedy

DINAH KENNEDY
A lawyer in Hastings with an interest in a vineyard on the outskirts of Hastings, Dinah wants to see the NZSS emerge as the foundation school for our future vocal artists be they classical or musical theatre or both.

KATE PENNY

Kate is the Trust’s Administrator. Her experience includes corporate communication, branding, media liaison and fundraising.

DIANNE ABRAHAM

Previously Chairman of Opera Hawke’s Bay, Dianne has extensive stage experience performing as a soloist and teaches singing privately and as an Itinerant Singing teacher.