"Ambassadors for Scotland and for beautiful music"
Audrey McKirdy grew up singing in the Glasgow Youth Choir, and is delighted that Agnes gave her the opportunity to be the conductor of the Senior Section in 2003, and more recently also the Junior Section since January 2008.
She continued her singing throughout her teacher training at St Andrew's College of Education, where she graduated with a Diploma in the Teaching of Music in 1987, and then joined the Glasgow Phoenix Choir, when Marilyn Smith, her singing teacher from college, became conductor in 1991. After teaching Music in Glasgow Secondary Schools for ten years, Audrey studied singing at post graduate level at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama. She was awarded the Certificate of Post Graduate Studies (Concert Singing) in 1998, having studied with Elizabeth Izatt, and in 2000 she graduated with a Master's in Music, having studied with Patricia MacMahon.
Audrey now sings professionally, particularly in Oratorio and Recital, throughout Scotland and Northern England. So far, she has a repertoire of over twenty Oratorio's, from Handel's "Messiah" to Verdi's "Requiem". With Fiona Menzies, she has an annual recital in Renfield St Stephen's Church in Glasgow. She also sings with several vocal ensembles.
As well as her singing career, Audrey teaches Singing, Piano and Keyboard privately, teaches singing in three South Lanarkshire secondary schools, is a lecturer in voice for the HND Drama students at Glasgow College of Nautical Studies, helps with ocassional primary school shows and adjudicates at the East Kilbride Schools' Burns' Competition run by the Rotary Club.
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