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Karen Cummings

Lecturer in Singing Sydeny University, University of Wollongong., University of Sydney

Karen is interested in new works for the voice and is completing her PHD on the influence of the microphone on the classical voice. She began composing during lockdown and wrote a song for Deborah Kelly and Lex Lindsay's Creation. She completed a residency at the Wollongong Botanical Gardens and created a work for improvised voices based on the Dragon Trees. She is currently developing a sound/movement work for Merrigong Theatre with Linda Luke "Hidden Histories," about the history of the North Bulli no 2 mine and the community around it.

She has performed works by Australian composers Andree Greenwell, Sally Whitwell, Richard Vella, Martin Wesley Smith, Rosalind Page, Stephen Adams and has performed with Deborah Cheetham-Fraillon's Company, Short Black Opera, Opera Australia and the Victorian state Opera. She works with acting students at the University of Wollongong and music theatre students at the University of Sydney.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Singing, University of Wollongong


    University of Newcastle, Currently enrolled in PHD Program