Austin Carpenter

IT Professional & Musician

Austin Carpenter is a classically-trained bass-baritone and pianist who has recently completed his Bachelor of Music (Performance, Classical Voice/Opera) at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. His life-long passion for music has taken Austin to many different places around the world where he has performed choral music, barbershop, a capella, jazz, musical theatre and classical/opera.

Alongside his formal studies, Austin has been engaged in several Opera Queensland productions including “Project Rossini: The Barber of Seville” and “Project G&S: Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse!” (as a community chorus member) and the performance of Verdi’s monumental Requiem at the Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival.

A lover of barbershop and a capella music, Austin has competed in numerous international, national and regional Barbershop conventions with the 8-time national gold-medallist chorus "The Blenders”. He has also toured the United States competing in the World Choir Games in Cincinnati, Ohio as part of a college tour to Los Angeles performing in Disneyland, California and Times Square, New York.

As a classically-trained pianist, Austin enjoys the complexity and the virtuosity of music demonstrated in works of classical composers as well as by contemporary composers. He has expanded his diverse skillset to include accompaniment which he incorporates into his teaching at his growing private studio business, successfully making his debut in Italy as part of an Italian language university programme.

Through his formal studies, Austin is enthused to continue to gain knowledge in the vast array of musical disciplines he studies, incorporating his knowledge into his performance and studio teaching and inspiring those around him.

Lessons

All lessons are available to primary school students and up from beginner to intermediate level. My focus is on building a solid foundation of classical technique and musicianship upon which specific musical styles may be applied. Lessons will be tailored to the student's individual goals, abilities and interests.

Piano

Instruction in increasing dexterity, speed and strength of fingers; and improving coordination between the hands through exposure to a wide range of genres.

Singing

Instruction in building a rich and warm tone; increasing stamina, flexibility and range; and refining alignment and muscular coordination.

Theory & Aural

Learning about melody, harmony, structure and other basic musical elements of any composition; and their resultant sound from the page to the ear.

Examination Preparation

Guided preparation for practical and theory AMEB, ABRSM and Trinity examinations.

Performance Coaching

Eisteddfod, recital and general performance coaching based on movement and theatrical stagecraft technique.

Foreign Language Coaching

Italian, German, French and Spanish language help for singers using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for natural sounding pronunciation.

Timeline

  • QCO:
    Beethoven Symphony No. 9

    October 2019

    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Chorus Member

  • Queensland Conservatorium:
    Val Machin Opera Scenes

    May 2019

    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Chorus Member

  • Opera Queensland:
    Verdi's Requiem

    April 2019

    Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
    Chorus Member

  • Queensland Conservatorium:
    Dry River Run

    September 2018

    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Chorus Member

  • Opera Queensland:
    “Project G&S: Ruddigore, or the Witch's Curse!”

    August 2018

    Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
    Community Chorus Member

  • Queensland Conservatorium:
    Val Machin Opera Scenes – "A Masquerade"

    May 2018

    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Chorus Member

  • Queensland Conservatorium:
    Val Machin Opera Scenes

    May 2017

    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Chorus Member

  • Opera Queensland:
    “Project Rossini: The Barber of Seville”

    July 2016

    Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
    Community Chorus Member

  • Regional Eisteddfod

    June 2016

    Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia

    2ndVocal Championship
    3rd20 Years Jazz, Musical Theatre
    HC20 Years Solo

  • A.B. Paterson College School Musical:
    “Ovation”

    October 2015

    Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
    Minor Role

  • National Barbershop Convention

    September 2015

    Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    3rdBYC (Youth Chorus) – 73.5 pts
    4thThe Blenders (Open Chorus) – 78.4 pts

  • A.B. Paterson College School Musical:
    “Return to the Forbidden Planet”

    October 2014

    Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
    Minor Role

  • Jazz Club (Invited Performance)

    October 2014

    Tweed Valley, NSW, Australia

  • Pan Pacific Barbershop Convention

    August 2014

    Wellington, New Zealand

    5thThe Blenders (Open Chorus) – 75.1 pts

  • Regional Eisteddfod

    June 2014

    Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia

    1st20 Years Jazz

  • National Barbershop Convention

    October 2013

    Perth, WA, Australia

    2ndBYC (Youth Chorus) – 73.0 pts

  • A.B. Paterson College U.S.A. Tour

    July 2012

    California, New York & Ohio

    SVSilver V – World Choir Games (Cincinnatti)

Travel
Map of Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand

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USA