Curriculum Vitae

Janet Brewer MMus, LMusA, ATCL, DipT

 

Qualifications / Affiliations

  • 1985 Diploma of Teaching Secondary, Brisbane College of Advanced Education
  • 1991 Associate Diploma in Music, Australian Music Examinations Board
  • 1993 Associate Teacher’s Diploma, Trinity College of London
  • 1997 Licentiate Diploma in Music, Australian Music Examinations Board
  • 2005 Master of Music Studies, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
  • 2007 Master of Music, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
  • 2018 Bodyminded Anatomy Biomechanics and Alexander Technique Training Programme Sydney Alexander Technique
  • Registered Teacher Queensland College of Teachers (Registration No.587 526)
  • Professional Member Music Teachers’ Association Queensland Inc (No.1089)
  • Professional Member Accompanists’ Guild Queensland Inc

 

Teaching

  • 1985 – 1989 Instrumental music teacher Queensland Education Department
  • Teaching woodwind, brass, percussion, conducting concert and stage bands
  • 1989 – 2002 Instrumental music teacher Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim Qld
  • Teaching flute, piano, theory of music, formed/conducted flute choir
  • 1994 – 1995 Head of Performance Music, Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim Qld
  • Including conducting concert band and flute choir, formed/conducted orchestra, organised music tour to Canada
  • 1989 – 2018 Private studio music teacher
  • Teaching woodwind, piano, theory of music
  • Accompanying students for examinations (including tertiary), auditions, recitals

 

Performance General

  • 1985 – 2016 Multi-instrumentalist for stage shows and semi-professional orchestras
  • 2006 – 2009 Accompanist Oriana Concert Choir
  • 2008 Piano concerto soloist with Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra
  • 2009 Piano concerto soloist with Pacific Chamber Orchestra
  • Piano solo recitalist “Opera in the Ruins” Music Festival, Norfolk Island
  • 2011 Triple harpsichord concerto soloist with Brisbane Baroque Players
  • 2012 Harpsichordist Queensland Symphony Chamber Orchestra
  • Harpsichord concerto soloist with Noosa Orchestra
  • 2013 Accompanist Sunshine Coast Choral Society
  • Performer at St Olav Festival, Trondheim NORWAY
  • Performer in Cambridge Early Music Series, Cambridge UK
  • 2014 Performer at “Music By The Sea” Festival QLD
  • Brewer/Cole Show: “Geist”
  • 2015 Harpsichordist Gold Coast Chamber Orchestra
  • 2015 – 2019 Pianist SCREAM Big Band
  • 2016 Harpsichordist Camerata of St John’s
  • 2016 – 2019 Pianist / Accompanist Noosa Chorale
  • 2017 Pianist “I’m a stranger Here Myself” Cabaret
  • Harpsichordist Gold Coast Chamber Orchestra
  • 2018 – 2019 Harpsichordist Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra
  • 2019 Harpsichordist Queensland Baroque

2005 – 2019 Pianist/Harpsichordist and Artistic Director Pacific Chamber Players

  • Manage ensemble as a going concern, organising venues, programmes, players
  • Artistic Director
  • Annual four concert series plus Viennese or Best of British programmes
  • Repertoire includes Baroque, Classical and Romantic chamber music.
  • 4MBS Music Festival performers 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Please see: www.pacificchamberplayers.com/repertoire

2009 – 2011 Pianist and Artistic Director Pacific Chamber Orchestra

  • Manage ensemble as a going concern, organising venues, programmes, rehearsals
  • Self-funded orchestra performing Classical / Romantic / popular repertoire
  • Contracted players and conductors as required

2010 – 2013 Harpsichordist Alchemy

  • Early music ensemble specialising in historical informed performance practices on period instruments
  • 2011 Recording for 4MBS Radio
  • 2012 Performer at Bach Festival Armidale NSW

2015 – 2019 Harpsichordist Arioso Chamber Ensemble

  • Early music ensemble specialising in historical informed performance practices on period instruments
  • 2015 Performer Caloundra Fringe Festival QLD
  • 2016 Performer New England Bach Festival NSW
  • 2018 Performer 4MBS Festival of Classics

 

Awards

2014 Nominated for Australia Day Award Sunshine Coast for services to music.
2016 Received RADF Grant for the recording of works by Johann Philipp Krieger.
2018 Received scholarship to attend Body Mapping Course with “Bodyminded: Sydney Alexander Technique”                                           

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