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Martine Rachel Wengrow

Martine Rachel Wengrow

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Melbourne-based, Martine holds an Honours degree in music composition from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, a teaching qualification from the Yamaha Music Foundation, and has studied conducting and musicianship under educators John Hopkins, Dobbs Franks and Tim Smith. She is currently undertaking a Masters of Voice Pedagogy with the London Voice Study Centre/University of Wales Trinity St. David.
    She works across a highly diverse range of media and performance, including musical theatre, improvised comedy, producing, tertiary education, and television.

    Martine’s composition, arranging, orchestration and score preparation work can be heard most recently in the Australian tours of Grease (XRoads Live), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Xroads Live), DIVAS (Bernadette Robinson and DUET Productions), The Very Model of a Modern Major Musical (Rapturous Productions), Muriel’s Wedding, The Musical (Global Creatures) and Storeyboard Entertainment’s Australian touring production of Chess. She regularly arranges for such television programs as Dancing With The Stars, Australian Idol, XFactor Australia and Name That Tune for FOX Broadcasting USA.

    As a theatre-maker, Martine’s credits include serving as musical director for A Very Naughty Christmas (Woodward Productions), assistant musical director on the nationally touring production of Chess (Storeyboard Entertainment), musical director and arranger for Bernadette Robinson and Richard Carroll’s devised work The Show Goes On (Duet Productions), and associate musical director and chorusmaster for Music Theatre Melbourne’s inaugural production of Paris: A Rock Odyssey. She often plays keyboards in various orchestra pits around Melbourne, and has most recently been involved with 9 to 5 The Musical (XRoads Live), Cinderella (Opera Australia & XRoads Live), and in 2023 will join the Melbourne leg for the national tour of Wicked (John Frost).

    Martine is a passionate educator and specialises in aural and musicianship studies, and vocal pedagogy. She has taught or musically directed for Victorian College of the Arts, Federation University, Box Hill Institute of TAFE, the Defence Force School of Music, Trinity College at the University of Melbourne, and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

    Professional Experience

    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • TV/Film
    • Tours
    • Community Theatre
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Master’s Degree

    Regions

    • Australia/New Zealand

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Music Assistant
    • Orchestrator
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Dance Arranger
    • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
    • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
    • Music Copyist
    • Music Transcriber
    • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
    • Rehearsal Pianist
    • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)
    • Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)

    Primary Instruments

    • Piano
    • Synthesizer
    • Voice

    Additional Instruments

    • Flute
    • Voice

    Software

    • Pro-Tools
    • Sibelius
    • QLab

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Singer/Performer
    • Arts Administration

    Current Student?

    • Graduate School