Mezzo-soprano Linda Barcan trained at the Conservatorium of Newcastle, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Linda received the University Medal from the University of Newcastle, and in 2015 was a finalist in the University of Newcastle’s Alumni Awards.
Linda was also the recipient of a French Government scholarship to undertake further studies in France, leading to a two-year engagement with the Opéra de Lyon. On her return to Australia, Linda performed for many years with Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House and the Victorian Arts Centre. Linda’s affinity for 20th and 21st century opera led to appearances in Christina’s World (Sydney Chamber Opera), Abelard and Heloise (Opera Hunter), Pecan Summer (Short Black Opera) and The Emperor of Atlantis (Lost & Found Opera). She has performed in concert for numerous companies, festivals and art song and Lieder societies in Australia, France and South-East Asia. As a specialist in French vocal repertoire, Linda has frequently appeared in French cultural and diplomatic circles (the French Navy, the French Consulate, the French Embassy), and for branches of the Alliance Française nationwide. A dedicated teacher, Linda has taught at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Open Academy, the Australian Institute of Music (AIM), the Actor’s College of Theatre and Television (ACTT), Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School, the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). For nine years Linda held a position as Lecturer in Voice at WAAPA, teaching into the Classical Voice, Music Theatre and Acting departments. Linda is currently Lecturer in Music (Voice) at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Sought after as a workshop and masterclass facilitator in secondary, tertiary and adult education and community as well as for community and cultural outreach programs, Linda has presented for the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (NSW and WA chapters), Australian Music Examinations Board of Victoria, University of Western Australia, UWA Choral Society, All Saints College, Genevan Consort, Wollongong Conservatorium of Music, ABMUSIC, McDonald College of the Performing Arts, Actors College of Theatre and Television (ACTT), Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO). Linda has adjudicated eisteddfodau and singing competitions Australia-wide. She has presented at national and international conferences for the Musicological Society of Australia (MSA), the International Congress of Voice Teachers (ICVT), the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS), the Australasian Drama Studies Association (ADSA), the ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions and the Colloque International de l’HEMEF. Linda is an experienced research assistant (University of Newcastle, University of Western Sydney, Sydney Conservatorium of Music), research examiner and reviewer (Edith Cowan University, University of Western Australia, Griffith University) and has supervised Honours and Masters candidates at Edith Cowan University and the University of Melbourne.
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Conyngham at 75
David Griffiths, Richard Davis, William Thompson, Stephen Rose, Jun Iwasaki, Willard Zhong, Amy You, Helen Shen, Elizabeth Scarlett, Sophia Kirsanova, Joan DerHovsepian, Jin Tong Long, Aidan Filshie, Brant TAYLOR, Svetlana Bogosavljevic, Oscar Woinarski, Robert Nairn, Samuel Nock, Eli Elliott, Derek Jones, et al.
Live Performance of Creative Work | 2019
To celebrate the 75th birthday of Professor Barry Conyngham, a live performance was held consisting of six major works for large c..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Faculty Small Grants Scheme
Norman MacGeorge Travelling Scholarship
Newton-John Alumni Awards: Finalist
Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
French Government Teaching Assistantship
Lecturer In Music (Voice)
Melbourne Conservatorium Of Music
Member, Musicological Society Of Australia (Msa)
Musicological Society of Australia (MSA)
Member, Australian National Association Of Teachers Of Singing
Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing
Master of Music Studies (Vocal Pedagogy)
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Graduate Diploma of Dramatic Art (Voice Studies)
National Institute of Dramatic Art
Licentiate in Music Australia
Australian Music Examinations Board
Bachelor of Arts (Honours Class 1)
The University of Newcastle