Ann has worked as a freelance community-based musician since 1989 – in schools, with arts and welfare organizations, community groups and choirs around Brisbane and regional Queensland.
Her primary musical focus is on voice. Ann also plays guitar and clarinet and write songs.
Ann’s primary passion as an artsworker is in how we build and express our sense of community and place through music and performance.
Ann works as a Performer, Choral Conductor and Arranger, Project Worker, Workshop Leader, and Musical Director. She also has Production, Organizational and Administrative experience.
Work History and Highlights include:
Bulgarian Traditional music with trio Zhiva Voda
Upatree Arts – (An artists’ Co-operative specializing in performance with giant puppets for Festivals and events. Member of the ongoing Puppet band; Artistic and Musical Director for Upatree’s Q150 performance at the 2009 International Community Development Conference in Brisbane.
Acoustic performance solo and in various combinations, primarily with longtime musical collaborators Helen Rowe and Maree Robertson. Past lineups included One Step Forward, Tangled Web and Bella Balkana.
QLD Arts Council Schools Tour with Zingari Voci in 2009
Choral Director –
Peace ‘n’ Choir and The Stradbroke Island Singers
Richmond Fellowship Music Group from 2003 – 2005, & 2009
Community Projects in Festivals –
QLD Music Festival in Winton, 2005 &2007
Linsey Pollak’s Brisbane and QLD Biennial events – ‘The Big Marimba’ and Southbank Sound Forests;
Brisbane Festival’s ‘Home Land’ performance, 2000
‘Out of The Box’ Festival opening events;
Community Theatre Projects -
Barking Mad 2002 – 2005
Mr. Ichino’s Gift‘, Wataboshi Festival 2003
Miraculous‘ – Access Arts’ 2001 Theatre Production
2002/2003 Woodford Folk Festival Opening Ceremony.
Workshop Facilitator –
Various Access Arts projects, including World Expo in Japan in 2005. Trained facilitators for the Sound Circles Project in 2004,
Schools in Western Queensland under the PCAP programme.
Young Carers at Risk Music Project 2006
One-off workshops with community groups and at Festivals
Artist-in-Residence at Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Gardens in 2007
Please contact Ann Bermingham for more information.