2018 MusiciansEliza Shephard

Eliza is a graduate of the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Music with Honours in Flute Performance studying under Virginia Taylor. Currently in her second year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), and in 2017 she is thrilled to have been accepted into the ANAM/Griffith University Master of Music degree, where she will continue her exploration of the Glissando Headjoint.

In 2010 Eliza moved to Canberra to commence study at Canberra Girls Grammar School, where she was awarded the Gabriel Foundation Boarding Scholarship and the Vivien Gough Memorial Performing Arts Scholarship for both Music and Dance.

Eliza attained her Associate of Music (AMusA) in 2010, and was a finalist in the 2MBS-FM Radio Young Performer Award in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, Eliza was accepted into the Australian National University’s School of Music with the Leonard and Margaret Doman Undergraduate Scholarship for Flute.

In 2014, Eliza received her Licentiate of Music (LMusA), and was accepted into Honours at ANU, where she also received the Peter Karmel Honours Scholarship for Music. Eliza spent a semester in New York studying with American flutist and pioneer Robert Dick in 2015. Flutists from all over the world participated in this exclusive studio, and Eliza was the only Australian accepted into the course.

Eliza was invited to present her research on the Glissando Headjoint at the inaugural UNBOUND Flute Festival in Brisbane in 2016. She also won the Leslie Barklamb Flute Scholarship with the Victorian Flute Guild.

Eliza looks forward to continuing her studies with Virginia and her colleagues at ANAM, and cannot wait to share what ANAM has in store for 2018.

Student Beneficiary Support generously provided by ANAMsyndicate – Arnis Dzedins, Paul and Yvonne Lynch

Image by Pia Johnson


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