The Australian sopeano, Deborah Spencer, has a Masters in Music Performance and Research from the Newcastle University Conservatorium of Music, a Bachelor of Music Education and an LTCL Diploma, from Trinity College London.
Deborah Spencer is a very experienced recitalist and concert singer in Australia and overseas. She has performed in country and regional centers around Sydney including the Newcastle Concert Hall as well as for many organisation's in Sydney. These include Music Clubs and many of Sydney's major reception and conference venues. She has also performed as a recitalist in America including the Aspen Music festival.
Recording's and broadcasts include Haydn and Mozart Songs and Canzonettas, The Wesendonck Lieder of Wagner, Lieder of Richard Strauss, and Melodie of Henri Duparc and Gabriel Faure for 2MBS FM in Sydney, The Twelve Poems of Emily Dickenson by Aaron Copland, Ruckert Lieder of Gustav Mahler, Melodie of Renaldo Hahn for 3MBS FM in Newcastle and the Wesendonck Lieder of Wagner, Ariettes Oubliees by Claude Debussy, and the Sieben Fruhe Lieder by Alban Berg for the Australian Broadcasting Commission.
In the Operatic repertoire performance highlights include performances major companies in Australia including Opera Australia. Other roles performed include Lady Billows in Albert Herring by "Benjamin Britten, Rosalinda in Die Fledermas by Johann Strauss, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni by Mozart, Mimi in La Boheme by Puccini, Violetta in La Traviatta and Gilda in Rigoletto by Verdi, Susanna in the Marriage of Figaro and Miss Silverpeel from the Impressario by Mozart. Roles in Oratorio include the soprano soloist in Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn, George Frideric Handel's Messiah and the Mezzo Soprano Solo in The Christmas Oratorio by Camille Saint-Saëns. She has performed also as an actress in Television Commercials, Crime Stoppers and feature films and can be heard singing on several commercials including "cuppa soup" and "Toyota" commercials.
Deborah Spencer has fifteen years experience as a teacher and singer, she believes most people will improve their singing with training. Her lessons are conducted in a warm, friendly and constructive environment. She is a very enthusiastic teacher and she enjoys helping her students achieve their desired goals which may include professional aspirations or developing their talents for their own and others pleasure. The ages of her students range from seven years to seventy. She teaches a variety of repertoire ranging from classical styles through to Jazz, Music Theatre and contemporary music. She is very experienced in teaching children having been a School Music Teacher for several years before professionally working mostly as a recitalist but also in Opera, Oratorio, Music Theatre, TV Commercials and even Jazz and Cabaret. She is committed to providing a good foundation of singing technique, languages, presentation and interpretation in a fun,healthy and efficient framework. She is a member of the Music Teachers Association and the Australian National Association of Singing Teachers. She regularily updates her skills and tries to keep abreast of the latest research into voice. Her singing students achieve high results in "AMEB", "Trinity College", and "Associated Board Singing" exams and many of Sydney's Competitions and Eistedfords. Many of her students perform regularly with or belong to musical organisations/societies and choirs around Sydney. Several have gone on to tertiary study in the singing and singing/acting fields and several of Deborah's students now have international careers in the music and acting fields.