About Gary




The NSW State Conservatorium of Music - Sydney


Graduated - DipMusEd (Music Education), LMusA (Piano). 1972
Graduated - DSCM (Singing). 1976
Lecturer / Repetiteur - The Sydney Conservatorium Opera School. 1976 -1980

Opera and Theatre Companies


Repetiteur / Chorus Master - The Western Australian Opera Company (WAOC), Perth. 1981 - 1985
Conductor - first opera for WAOC - "The Merry Widow" - Léhar. 1984
Musical Director - summer musicals - Playhouse Theatre, Perth - "Jack the Ripper", "Chicago", "Songs from Sideshow Alley". 1982 - 1984
Western Australian Arts Council grant - ten month European study tour - vocal technique, coaching Italian operatic repertoire, Italian language. 1985
Assistant Conductor / Head of Music - WAOC. 1986 - 1989
WA Department for the Arts / Opera Foundation Australia grants - six month Italian study tour - continue work previously done. 1989
Repetiteur - The Australian Opera - Bicentennial concert of "Madama Butterfly", Darwin. 1988   
Senior Vocal Coach / Chorus Master / Repetiteur - Victoria State Opera (VSO), Melbourne. 1989 - 1991
VSO main-stage productions.
Singing lessons / role preparation - VSO young artists.
Chorus Master – The Australian Opera (Melbourne Chorus) - "Turandot", "Fidelio". 1991 - 1992
 

GMV Studio - Melbourne

 
Established private singing studio. 1991
GMV - developed reputation for training singers in any style - successfully prepared professional careers - nurtured young singers.
Musical Director - annual Night at the Opera - GMV opera students.
Coach - annual Night of Musical Theatre - GMV musical theatre students.
Presenter - Australian Voice Association conference, Melbourne. 1998
Musical Director / Keyboard - "Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens" - World Aids Day - Athenaeum Theatre -Melbourne. 1999
Presenter - ANATS conference, Melbourne. 2002
Vocal Consultant - GMV’s first full scale opera - "The Saint of Bleecker Street" - Menotti - in association with Independent Classics. 2003
Contract Singing Teacher - The University of Melbourne, The Victorian College of the Arts - undergraduate, postgraduate and masters students.
 

GMV Studio - London

 
Relocated to UK, February. 2004
Visiting Artist – Lasalle-SIA College of the Performing Arts, Singapore. 2004
 

GMV Studio - Melbourne


Re-established GMV Studio, Melbourne, February. 2006
Vocal Consultant - "Miss Saigon". 2007
Vocal Consultant - "Wicked". 2009
Vocal Consultant - "Jersey Boys". 2009
Vocal Consultant - Opera Vivente. 2010
Casting Consultant / Vocal Coach - John Bucchino's "It's Only Life". 2010 / 2011
Vocal Consultant - "Rock of Ages". 2010 / 2011
Contract Singing Teacher - The University of Melbourne.
Vocal Consultant - The Production Company