Margaret Dalglish A.C.M.M. (Dip.Mus) B.Ed.
Margaret began her singing career as winner of the L’avenire scholarship at the Melba Conservatorium in Melbourne where she completed the Diploma course with honours in singing. At this time she also attended both the Conservatorium Opera school and The National Theatre Opera School. She was also very successful in many competitions gaining 2nd place in the Adelaide Advertiser Aria , semi finalist in the “Sun Aria & aggregate winner of the Hartwell Eisteddfod Senior Vocal Section.
Margaret has extensive experience as a soprano soloist in concerts and recitals namely Moomba Lunchtime concerts, Musica Viva concert for VSO, Monash University choral society, Camberwell Music Society & others. She also sang with the Victoria State Opera as a soloist and ensemble member for 5 years .Roles included Damigella in “The Coronation of Poppea” Diana in”Orpheus in the Underworld &” First Shepherdess in “King Arthur”
Margaret also has extensive experience as an actress both on stage & television .Stage roles have included Linda Loman in ”Death Of A Salesman” Jean Brodie in “The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie” Mrs Banks in “Barefoot In the Park”& others.
For television Margaret has had roles in ”Blue Heelers” & “Neighbours”
Twenty-five years ago Margaret established a private singing studio. In that time many younger students have been successful in undertaking tertiary courses in music at university level while more advanced students have been recipients of major Aria awards and scholarships both in Victoria and interstate. Some of Margaret’s students have also sung with Melbourne Opera, Melbourne City Opera and Victorian Opera.
Margaret has attended international & Australian conferences on the teaching of singing in Paris, Auckland ,Sydney, Brisbane &Canberra.
As President of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing(ANATS) Margaret convened the biennial conference held in Melbourne in 2002
In 2006 Margaret was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for both her contribution to that association & the teaching of singing. Margaret is constantly in demand for eisteddfod adjudication & vocal workshop through - out Victoria and interstate.
2017 marks Margaret’s third visit to Eisteddfod By The Bay & her 44th eisteddfod as an adjudicator.