A graduate of the ANU’s School of Music Jazz Dept (1995), Trish has been singing professionally since late 1991 in a variety of musical genres as both a soloist and a backing vocalist in Australia and overseas. Along with session, corporate & television work, she has led vocal workshops and choirs; produced and promoted her own concerts; was a founding member and soprano of the internationally acclaimed a cappella quartet The Idea Of North; & is an award winning songwriter and arranger.
With formal training in both classical and jazz technique Trish is a versatile entertainer whose love of performance has led her into musical fields as diverse as musical theatre, cabaret, jazz ensembles and vocal groups. Her time with The Idea of North saw her traveling widely and often throughout Australia, the USA, Asia and Europe for concert performances, festivals, workshops and master classes. She is resident vocalist with Sydney big band the Sonic Mayhem Orchestra and continues to be in demand as both a lead and backing vocalist. Trish was named Songwriter of the Year by the Australian Songwriters Association (2003) ; was awarded ‘Best Jazz Song” in the 2005 CARA’s (USA); “Best jazz Fusion/Gospel Song” and “Best Gospel Lyric” in the 2007 Australian Gospel Music Awards as well as being shortlisted for Jazz Songwriting in the 2009 APRA Development Awards.
As part of her commitment to ongoing development Trish has also been privileged to study with Cheryl Bentyne (The Manhattan Transfer), Mark Murphy (USA), Lauren Kinhan, The New York Voices, Helen Tiller (Estill CMT/CCI-TP), Gene Puerling (Singers Unlimited), Connaitre Miller (Howard University USA), The Real Group (Sweden), and was awarded her certification for Master Teacher of the Estill Voice Model in 2013.
As a Certified Master Teacher of the Estill Voice Model, her many years of performance combine with her knowledge of voice science and a passion for the craft of singing, to give students both a greater awareness of how their instrument works and the ability to control it. This knowledge enables them to give voice to their creativity through healthy and sustainable techniques, which provide them with the widest possible palate of vocal qualities.