Audrey Hyland tells us why Jackdaws is special to her

In this interview recorded in our Lehane Wishart studio, Jackdaws Vice President Audrey Hyland speaks to us about why Jackdaws is special to her.

Audrey will be at Jackdaws this weekend together with our artistic director Saffron bringing their extensive experience as performers and teachers and of sitting on adjudication panels to help another group of singers develop the tools they need to prepare themselves for upcoming auditions.

Audrey Hyland studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, winning all the major awards for accompaniment and chamber music. She completed further study at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, and at the Britten Pears School in Aldeburgh where she became a staff accompanist and coach.

In 1999 Audrey joined the coaching staff at the Royal Academy of Music and enjoyed almost two decades of teaching there. She was awarded an honourary ARAM in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the opera department, and was subsequently appointed Head of RAM’s Song Circle [read  more…]