Meet NYCA singer Amelia Holds (SA)

Tell us about your musical background... I’ve sung in choirs my whole life, beginning with Adelaide Girls Choir when I was 5. A little later I learnt clarinet with every intention on doing a Bachelor of Music on clarinet when I finished school. When I eventually got to uni I sang in choirs there and met lots of singers. I then decided that singing was a lot more fun and immediately transferred to a degree in Classical Voice instead.

Why are you coming back to NYCA? I come back because I love being surrounded by a great team of people who share a passion for excellence in choral music. There's a great team spirit and the repertoire is always a good challenge. Something to really sink my teeth into!

What do you do when you’re not singing with NYCA? I study a lot. I'm doing a double degree in Languages. I teach primary school students how to sing and also spend a lot of time crocheting.

What I’m looking forward to most about the 2016 season is…Working with wonderful people again, of course, but I'm also very excited to work with the guest conductor David Hill. New conductors always have new knowledge to pass on and he is very good!

What’s coming up for you next? Exams!

Amelia performs with the National Youth Choir of Australia in our 21st Anniversary Season under international director David Hill (UK).

Flagship Concert: July 9, 7.30pm. Deakin Edge, Federation Square with special guests The Australian Boys Choir.