Examiner Profile: Gina Sanders

Gina Sanders BMus(Auck), FTCL(voice), BA, BMus Hons(Qld), ATCL(piano), AIRMT(NZ) Gina has a very busy multifaceted career as one of NZ’s leading soprano soloists, an advanced teacher and choral conductor, and also as an examiner. After completing several degrees and diplomas in piano, voice, theory, musicology, pedagogy and languages at Auckland and Queensland Universities and Trinity College London, she became the first NZ musician to be awarded a Rotary International Graduate Scholarship, enabling her to undertake post-graduate studies in Stuttgart, Germany, to where she regularly returns for operatic and concert performances. Since 2003 Gina has made 14 international concert tours, covering over 18 countries and also fulfills invitations to present her courses: The Developing Singer, The Developing Teacher and The Developing Musician in several different languages. She has appeared as a soloist with every major choral society, orchestra and opera company in NZ and is a NZ Concert FM artist. Supporting her passion for education, she is a longstanding member of IRMT(NZ) and a national executive councillor for NEWZATS. Now a Teaching Fellow at Waikato University, she continues her examining role for Auckland University and the New Zealand Music Examination Board whilst holding the position as Director of Chapel Music at King’s College. Gina is the Patron of the South Auckland Performing Arts Competition Society and was recently awarded a Local Heroes Medal at the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year in Auckland for her services to the arts and the community. . She has a particular interest harnessing the natural qualities of individual voices.