Zara holds a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she studied classical voice under the tutelage of Robyn Wells. She has her A.Mus.A. qualification in both voice and piano, and is an accomplished performer, music director, accompanist, vocal coach, conductor and music educator.
Most recently, Zara has been involved in the Hayes Theatre Co. production of HMS Pinafore as Music Director. For her work on the show, Zara was nominated for a 2019 Sydney Theatre Award.
Other credits as Music Director include If/Then (Theatre & Company), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (T&C) and CARRIE: The Musical (Louis Ellis Productions). As a performer, Zara’s credits include City of Angels, The Light In The Piazza, and The Colour Orange, an award-winning, satirical musical about Pauline Hanson, which played at the Sydney Fringe, Adelaide Fringe and Sydney Comedy Festivals.
Zara also works as a vocal arranger and orchestrator, most recently for the new Australian musical Bakery Hill: An Australian Rebellion, with Yellow Line Theatre. Recently, together with Tom Campbell, Zara has also been composing a series of music theatre songs, with the intention of eventually developing them into a new musical.
Zara is incredibly passionate about promoting diversity and representation in musical theatre, particularly for artists of Asian heritage and for female musicians, music directors and creatives.
She currently teaches voice at Meriden School, as well as performing regularly as a soprano soloist with the Taverner Consort of Voices and at various other corporate and private functions around Sydney.
In 2021, Zara will be Music Director for Belvoir St. Theatre's touring production of the new Australian musical, FANGIRLS.
Interested in touring?
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Theatrical Composer (Music only)
- Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
- Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
- Music Assistant
- Vocal Arranger
- Music Copyist
- Music Transcriber
- Pit Musician (Keyboards)
- Audition Pianist
- Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
- Voice teacher with roster of private students
- Classroom music teacher at an educational institution
My Primary Instrument
- Synth - keyboards
Person of Color?