Meredith Adams - VoiceBorn and raised in Wagga Wagga, Meredith hails from a musical family. From a young age she started violin, music theory, speech, drama and piano lessons before deciding to concentrate on singing. She had vocal and performance lessons with Maureen Flower for nine years.
During her high school years, Meredith was a keen participant in choirs, eisteddfods, talent quests, concerts and school musicals. She also studied Music & Drama as part of her HSC. In 2001 Meredith entered in the Wagga Eisteddfod and was awarded the CSU bursary as the most promising vocalist under 21. She played the leading role of Lady Macbeth in the 2002 combined high schools musical Grunge Macbeth. Meredith was also a grateful recipient of a John Rosengren Scholarship. In 2002/2003, she was chosen to be a part of the NSW Talent Development Project. This involved monthly two-day workshops over one year in Sydney. Workshops focused on audience communication, lyric interpretation, finding your style, microphone technique, movement, presentation, songwriting and surviving in the entertainment industry. For each of the intensive workshops, Meredith was required to prepare up to four performances. They were then critiqued by industry professionals such as Peter Cousens, Clair Poole, Little Pattie, Marty Rhone, Iva Davies, Brooke Mclymont, John Foreman, Human Nature, Nathan Foley, Jonathan Welch, Paulini, Jackie Love, Darren Coggan and Caroline O'Connor. Meredith was chosen as one of the final ten NSW school students to graduate from the Project at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in August 2003. Later that year she was a soloist in the Schools Spectacular & Sydney Sings concert at Sydney Town Hall.
Meredith was honoured to perform with the late Rob Guest on three occasions in Wagga & Griffith. Wagga's 2004 production of Les Miserables saw Meredith perform in her first Wagga musical as Eponine. In 2006 she played the role of Maureen in Rent. Meredith starred as Cathy in the 2009 production of The Last Five Years, which she produced with her husband Matt Olsen. Her portrayal of Cathy won her the 2009 Canberra Area Theatre Award for 'Best Actress In Leading Role In A Musical'. After taking a quick maternity break in 2010, Meredith returned to the stage as Shena in Wagga's production of The Boy From Oz. Meredith has performed in many charity and community concerts including International Women's Day events, Tsunami Relief Concert & the recent Creating Hope in Cambodia Ball. During this year's Wagga Jazz Festival, Meredith was the vocalist for band The Conmen.
Meredith's cabaret performance credits include: Phantoms Cats & Superstars (2003 & 2004), Young Guns (2004), Cabaret Burlesque (2005), Meet the Folkers (2006), Video Killed the Radio Star (2007) & Best of Broadway (2011).
Meredith has a bachelor of nursing degree from CSU and has been working as a Registered nurse for four years. She is now looking forward to continuing her professional development in music and vocal teaching.
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