To name a few, plus numerous Concerts in the Performing theatre and lunchtime concerts ranging from French Spanish and Italian song festivals to items from Operetta Music theatre and Opera.
Miranda had won the prestigious Walter Kirby Singing scholarship from the Faculty of Music. The Mona Mc Caughey, Muriel Cheek Vocal awards, plus the Austral Salon scholarship from the Conservatorium of Music. Miranda was also awarded two Academic Exhibition awards from Melbourne University for academic excellence.
Tours with members of the Victorian Opera, also concerts and productions with Margaret Schofield accompanying the ensemble which often included David Hobson and many established, aspiring and gifted young performers in the profession.
Following Graduation Miranda was accepted into the Cantica Workshop and trained with Andrew Field and Audrey Langford in London, plus Jacques Portier in Paris, finally to Julliard in the USA where she trained again in Voice, encompassing many styles from Opera, Music Theatre to Jazz. At this time she studied special single classes at American Drama Academy in various aspects of acting, which have been of great value in her varied career. At Julliard there were masterclasses with Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and Kirri Te Kanawa amongst others. Concerts were arranged at the Lincoln Centre and many wonderful opportunities to perform.
With an American agent, Miranda was engaged over 4 Christmas seasons at the Hilton Hawaii as a guest artist with the Band/Orchestra singing in an internationally chosen cast entertaining 3,000 people in the Hilton Dome. Miranda sang modern popular, jazz standards and well known Classical opera items to appeal to all ages present.
Miranda has performed in
- Phantom of the Opera” as Christine.
- “Les Misérables” as both Fantine and Eponine.
- “Into the Woods”
- “Bach to Broadway”
- French Bastille Cabaret-Solo Soirees
- “Songs of the Stars”
- Evenings to remember at the Arts centre and National Gallery.
- Guest with David Foster return season.
- Many more ongoing contracted seasons, both at home and when possible overseas.
- Wedding Functions and special occasions including Opera excerpt’s combined with other celebrities, contemporary repertoire and Music Theatre selections are a major part of Miranda’s performing talent and experience.
Back in Australia, Miranda enrolled again at Melbourne University where she completed a further degree in Education then an Early Childhood Teaching Graduate Degrees, which combined gave her wide and varied advantages in all areas of the educational curriculum. As a Music Specialist as well as a Primary, Secondary and Early Childhood teacher, with an in depth knowledge and understanding of children’s learning requirements at all levels of the educational spectrum.
With Music and Education Degrees, Performing Diplomas, plus A.Mus.A. and L.Mus.A. Diplomas in voice and piano, private teaching has been an ongoing skill and passion that Miranda has undertaken for a long time both in Melbourne and on the Gold Coast in recent times as well as teaching both in private and public education as a registered teacher with the Queensland College of Teachers.
Miranda has been Director of several Music departments Primary, Secondary and Tertiary where the students have all excelled in their love of learning music the performing arts, Drama, Stage craft, voice production all central components of a rounded curriculum.
Currently, Miranda is a Music Specialist and majors in Singing, piano, theory, voice production, stage craft and drama skills from the early years to adults. As an early childhood, primary, secondary as well as tertiary teacher, Miranda has also embarked upon a PhD with her passion for teaching and seeing her students achieve high academic results through giftedness training with music education in her own unique experienced way of teaching.