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Associate Professor Judy Bellingham

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William Evans Associate Professor in Voice
MNZM,  MEntre (Otago), BA (Canty), FTCL, LRSM, Dip Tchg
Joined the staff in 1994

Tel 64 3 479 8908
Email judy.bellingham@otago.ac.nz

Research Expertise

  • History of the teaching of singing in New Zealand
  • NZ Vocal music
  • NZ vocal music and the NZ Environment
  • All aspects of vocal technique

Student Successes

  • Rebecca Ryan – successful UK-based career as an opera singer, now based in NZ.
  • Nicola Edgecombe – further studies in the Netherlands, and now resident in NZ with a career as a voice teacher and singer.
  • Matthew Leese – is Artistic Director of the Monadnock Chorus, Music Director of the Chamber Singers of Keene, Conductor-in-Residence of Voices of the Bay in St. Andrews, NB, Artist in Residence with the Boston City Singers, a volunteer for the Keene Music Festival and serves as a Lecturer in Music at Keene State College.
  • Robert Tucker – career in the UK and with Scottish Opera, has now returned to NZ and is a busy freelance singer.
  • Stephen Chambers – graduated from the Boston Conservatory and is now a professional singer on contract to the Landestheater Detmold in Germany
  • Crystel Benton – graduated with a MMus from Den Haag and now teaches at Arnhem International School and had a career singing and Highland Dancing at Eastern European Eisteddfods.
  • Laurence Mossman -  has a hugely successful career in the Philippines as a singer and actor.
  • Alex Wilson -  3rd in the Lexus Song Quest and subsequently attended the Welsh International Academy of Voice where he gained an MMus. He was also awarded the Patricia Pratt Scholarship which assisted with his Welsh expenses.
  • Matt Wilson - studying towards an MMus at the University of Missouri, Kansas City

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Publications

Bellingham, J. (2017). The two Pasternak Song Cycles by John Ritchie 1921-2014. Australian Voice, 18, 30-35.

Bellingham, J. (2017). Aotearoa New Zealand vocal music: The way forward while acknowledging the past. Proceedings of the International Congress of Voice Teachers (ICVT): The Future of Singing. Retrieved from https://icvt2017.com/

Bellingham, J. (artistic director), & Petersen, T. (concertmaster) (2017, 12-19 October). The Pirates of Penzance, presented by Opera Otago, Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Bellingham, J., & Densem, S. (2017). Body, Voice and Brain [DVD & Book]. Australia: Dynamic Publishing. [Film/Digital Recording/CD-Rom].

Bellingham, J. (2016, October). Get your motor running [Invited]. Workshop presentation at the Sing Aotearoa Festival, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Performance

Bellingham, J. (artistic director), & Petersen, T. (concertmaster) (2017, 12-19 October). The Pirates of Penzance, presented by Opera Otago, Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Bellingham, J. (vocal coach) (2016, 24 January). Teapot Valley Summer School Choir, presented by the New Zealand Combined Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Ebbe Munk, Old St John's, Nelson, New Zealand. [Performance].

Adams, P. (musical director), & Bellingham, J. (chorus director) (2016, 19-20 March). 60th Birthday Opera Extravaganza, presented by Opera Otago, Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Bellingham, J. (artistic director, assistant musical director, adult & children's chorus director) (2016, 26-29 November, 1, 3-4 December). A Christmas Carol (26-29 November, 1, 3-4 December), presented by Opera Otago, Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Bellingham, J. (performer), Dennis, T. (piano), McGrath, T. (piano), & Du Plessis, H. (cello) (2015, 1 April). Department of Music Showcase Series: Novelties and Rarities to Commemorate the Day: Colonial Novelties and French Rarities, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Petersen, T. (orchestral ensemble leader, violin), du Plessis, H. (cello), & Bellingham, J. (vocal coach) (2015, 13, 15, 17 & 19 June). The Magic Flute, presented by Opera Otago, Westpac Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Bellingham, J. (performer) (2014, 14 October). Barbar: The Elephant in the Room, presented at the Arts Festival Dunedin: Olveston at Six, Olveston, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Drummond, J. (narrator), Adams, P. (conductor), McGrath, T. (piano), & Bellingham, J. (executive director) (2014, 22-23 April). Mozart: Die Zauberflöte: Magic Flute Moments, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Bellingham, J. (mezzo-soprano) (2013, 26-27 January). Teapot Valley Summer School Choir, presented by the New Zealand Combined Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Ebbe Munk, Nelson School of Music, Nelson, New Zealand. [Performance].

Bellingham, J. (soprano) (2012, 12 May). From Bach to Gershwin: A Medley of Musical Delights, with Fiona Pickering (flute) & Donald Cullington (piano & organ), St Peter's Church, Queenstown, New Zealand. [Performance].

Drummond, J. (stage director, orchestral arrangement), & Bellingham, J. (performer) (2012, 30 June, 2, 4, 7 July). The Marriage of Figaro, Westpac Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Bellingham, J. (soprano), Dennis, T. (piano), Petersen, T. (violin), & Van Buskirk, J. (piano) (2012, 2 May). Department of Music Showcase Series: New Zealand Music Month Concert, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Bellingham, J. (soprano) (2011, 27-28 January). Teapot Valley Summer School Choir, presented by the New Zealand Combined Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Brian Kay, Nelson Cathedral, Nelson, New Zealand.

Bellingham, J. (soloist), & Ritchie, A. (accompanist, conductor) (2011, 24 November). John Ritchie: A 90th Birthday Celebration, presented by the Christchurch Civic Music Council and featuring musicians of Christchurch, CBS Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Bellingham, J. (soprano), & Dennis, T. (piano) (2011, 17 April). ‘Musick's Appeal’: A concert for Christchurch, St John's Church, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Bellingham, J. (soprano) (2010, 18 December). Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir and Orchestra European Tour, with David Williams (orchestra leader) and Don Whelan (musical director), Tallinn, Estonia.

Bellingham, J. (soprano) (2010, 20-21 December). Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir and Orchestra European Tour, with David Williams (orchestra leader) and Don Whelan (musical director), Riga, Latvia.

Bellingham, J. (soprano) (2010, 25 December). Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir and Orchestra European Tour, with David Williams (orchestra leader) and Don Whelan (musical director), Vilnius, Lithuania.

Bellingham, J. (soprano) (2010, 22 December). Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir and Orchestra European Tour, with David Williams (orchestra leader) and Don Whelan (musical director), Kaunas, Lithuania.

Bellingham, J. (soprano) (2010, 7 January). Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir and Orchestra European Tour, with David Williams (orchestra leader) and Don Whelan (musical director), Granada, Spain.

Bellingham, J. (soprano) (2010, 8 January). Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir and Orchestra European Tour, with David Williams (orchestra leader) and Don Whelan (musical director), Malaga, Spain.

Bellingham, J. (soprano) (2010, 1 January). Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir and Orchestra European Tour, with David Williams (orchestra leader) and Don Whelan (musical director), Lisbon, Portugal.

Bellingham, J. (soprano) (2010, 10 July). The Road Home: The David Jorlett Chorale Cantate! The Reunion Choir, First Presbyterian Church, Royal Oak, Michigan.

Bellingham, J. (soprano) (2010, 26-27 December). Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir and Orchestra European Tour, with David Williams (orchestra leader) and Don Whelan (musical director), Frankfurt, Germany.

Bellingham, J. (soprano) (2010, 15 December). Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir and Orchestra European Tour, with David Williams (orchestra leader) and Don Whelan (musical director), San Francisco, California.

Bellingham, J. (soprano), Dennis, T. (piano), Van Mellaerts, J. (baritone), Cornish, N. (oboe), & Van Buskirk, J. (piano) (2010, 12 May). Department of Music Showcase Series: A Concert of 2010 Commemoratives: Works by Schumman, Schuman and Barber, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Authored Book - Research

Bellingham, J. (2006). Sing what you see: See what you sing. Christchurch, New Zealand: Hazard Press, 121p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Bellingham, J. (2011). Songs of old Dunedin: A musical entrepreneurial journey. In D. Bendrups & G. Downes (Eds.), Dunedin soundings: Place and performance. (pp. 138-147). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Bellingham, J. (2017). The two Pasternak Song Cycles by John Ritchie 1921-2014. Australian Voice, 18, 30-35.

Bellingham, J. (2012). Viagra for voice: Older voice, younger sound. Mastersinger, (Spring).

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Bellingham, E. J. (2002). National Radio review of Opera Otago's production of Die Fledermaus by Richard Strauss. Radio Review.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Bellingham, J. (2011). Schumann art song lecture and masterclass. In T. Linde (Ed.), Proceedings of the Tunghai University Music Conference: Centennials: A Celebration of Works by Composers Born in 1710, 1810 and 1910. (pp. 127-133). Taiwan, China: Tunghai University. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Bellingham, J. (2017). Aotearoa New Zealand vocal music: The way forward while acknowledging the past. Proceedings of the International Congress of Voice Teachers (ICVT): The Future of Singing. Retrieved from https://icvt2017.com/

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Bellingham, J. (2009, July). Songs of love and the land. Poster session presented at the International Congress of Voice Teachers (ICTV7): Singing Past and Present: Innovation and Tradition, Paris, France.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Bellingham, J. (2016, October). Get your motor running [Invited]. Workshop presentation at the Sing Aotearoa Festival, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Bellingham, J. (2016). Singing [Invited]. Workshop presentation at the Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ (SGCNZ) National Shakespeare Schools Production, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Bellingham, J. (2016, October). Vocal Viagra [Invited]. Workshop presentation at the Sing Aotearoa Festival, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Bellingham, J. (2015, October-November). A New Zealand voice in song? Verbal presentation at the Annual Meeting of the New Zealand Musicological Society: Searches for Tradition, Wellington, New Zealand.

Bellingham, J. (2014, July). Warm-up. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Choral Federation (NZCF) Convention: Choral Connect, Hastings, New Zealand.

Bellingham, J. (2014, February). Warming up the voice [Invited]. Workshop presentation at the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS) Victorian Chapter Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Bellingham, J. (2014, July). Aging voice: Strategies for choral conductors. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Choral Federation (NZCF) Convention: Choral Connect, Hastings, New Zealand.

Bellingham, J. (2013, October). Older voice, younger sound. Workshop presentation at the Sing Aotearoa Festival, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Bellingham, J. (2013, October). Warm me up, Judy! Workshop presentation at the Sing Aotearoa Festival, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Bellingham, J. (2013, July). Vocal warm-ups: An interactive session. Verbal presentation at the 8th International Congress of Voice Teachers, Brisbane, Australia.

Bellingham, J. (2012, July). Vowels & consonants. Workshop presentation at the New Zealand Choral Federation (NZCF) Inaugural Convention: Choral Connect, Wellington, New Zealand.

Bellingham, J. (2012, July). Viagra for voices. Workshop presentation at the New Zealand Choral Federation (NZCF) Inaugural Convention: Choral Connect, Wellington, New Zealand.

Bellingham, J. (2012, July). Breathing for choirs. Workshop presentation at the New Zealand Choral Federation (NZCF) Inaugural Convention: Choral Connect, Wellington, New Zealand.

Bellingham, J. (2011, January). Voice [Masterclass]. Verbal presentation at the Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand Conference: Southern Gold, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Bellingham, J. (2009, October). Songs of love and land. Invited presentation at the New Zealand Association of Teachers of Singing (NEWZATS) 21st National Professional Development Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Bellingham, J. (2009, June). Songs of love and the land: The influence of the environment on New Zealand vocal music in the 20th and 21st centuries. Verbal presentation at the Department of Music & Theatre Studies Research Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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