Head of Piano Faculty
Glenn Amer was born in Sydney, Australia.
He studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music High School and later at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he majored in Pianoforte (studying with Alma Coote, Sarah Grunstein and Gabriella Pusner), Composition (with Michael Whittaker, Michael Smetanin and Richard Vella), Clarinet (Terrence Stirzaker) and Singing (with Maree Ryan at the Conservatorium and later with Thaïs Taras and Horst Hoffmann). His minor studies also included French Horn (with Campbell Barnes).
When only 13 years of age, Glenn studied with renowned Australian accompanist, Geoffrey Parsons, in London (traveling alone!)
Glenn is also a freelance conductor and répétiteur (having worked with Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, and Pacific Opera, of which Glenn was also Artistic and Musical Director)
Glenn is regularly called upon to adjudicate Eisteddfodau all over Australia and also recently adjudicated the New Zealand Eisteddfod.
In addition to his busy performance and recording schedules, Glenn maintains a vocal technique and voice coaching studio in Sydney.
Glenn has been on the staff of the Australian National Academy of Music (in Melbourne) and also at the Australian Institute of Music (in Sydney). He recently resigned as the Artistic Director of a private music school in Sydney and is delighted to join the faculty at Hume Conservatorium.