La Bohème

La Bohème

2005 Graduate Lorenzo Rositano presents Puccini’s La Bohème Friday, September 25th from 8:00pm at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (The Joan) in Penrith. Recently back from Italy, Penrith Tenor, Lorenzo Rositano, joined by a young cast of Opera’s emerging artists, presents one of Opera’s greatest stories of love at first sight. With its...
TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT Rocks the ROCK LILY at The Star!

TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT Rocks the ROCK LILY at The Star!

TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT Rocks the ROCK LILY at The Star . MONDAY AUGUST 31st from 7-10pm Featuring Bernie Van Teil & Goori Knox, Treehouse Children, and Harry Gelzinnis. Join Australia’s best young musicians @ the ROCK LILY every Monday night in September from 7 – 10pm! All graduates of the Talent Development...
2015 APRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS: ARE YOU OUR NEXT SUCCESS STORY?

2015 APRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS: ARE YOU OUR NEXT SUCCESS STORY?

2015 APRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS: ARE YOU OUR NEXT SUCCESS STORY? We are proud to announce the return of the Professional Development Awards (PDAs) for 2015. The PDAs have helped further the musical success stories of Gotye, Abbe May, screen composer Caitlin Yeo, Husky Gawenda, Georgi Kay, country songwriter and performer Morgan Evans and this year it could be...
ROCK LILY'S SEARCH FOR SYDNEY'S HOTTEST UNSIGNED BAND IS ON @ THE STAR

ROCK LILY’S SEARCH FOR SYDNEY’S HOTTEST UNSIGNED BAND IS ON @ THE STAR

Clash Of The Bands 3 Chance to win $25,000* in cash and prizes 6 August – 15 October 2015 The search for Sydney’s hottest unsigned band returns to the STAR in 2015! Enter now for a chance to win $25,000* in cash and prizes, thanks to our sponsors Mother, Turramurra Music...
TDP Scholarship Program- the new extra step in furthering successful graduates' music and entertainment careers

TDP Scholarship Program- the new extra step in furthering successful graduates’ music and entertainment careers

The Talent Development Project has been discovering and developing young Australian musicians for 24 years. We are pleased to announce the new TDP Scholarship Program which will award five $5,000 scholarships annually to past graduates to help them as they navigate their way through the music and entertainment industry. Each year...
'Up Close and Reasonably Personal' with Amanda Harrison

‘Up Close and Reasonably Personal’ with Amanda Harrison

1993 TDP Graduate Amanda Harrison to star in ‘Up Close and Reasonably Personal’ at The Hayes Theatre 27th-29th June. Up Close and Reasonably Personal with Amanda Harrison is a candid evening of song and conversation with one of Australia’s most prolific musical theatre stars. With hand-picked repertoire from the woman herself,...
Current member of the TDP, Junior Papalii is getting up and standing up for music!

Current member of the TDP, Junior Papalii is getting up and standing up for music!

 A huge congratulations to a current member of the TDP, Junior Papalii as one of the songs he co-wrote at his school’s (Campbelltown Performing Arts High School) SongMakers workshop has been chosen to mark Australia’s part in World Intellectual Property Day, a United Nations initiative that celebrates the role of intellectual property in creativity...
TDP's OWN FELICITY URQUHART  RETURNS TO SATURDAY NIGHT COUNTRY

TDP’s OWN FELICITY URQUHART RETURNS TO SATURDAY NIGHT COUNTRY

After a hiatus of over two years, multi award winner,Felicity Urquhart returns to the Saturday Night Country (SNC) microphone on ABC Local Radio this week, after taking time out raise her young family. “Wow, has it been that long?” said Felicity. “As a listener over the past couple of years I‘ve really enjoyed...
GIRLS OF COUNTRY HIT THE ROAD

GIRLS OF COUNTRY HIT THE ROAD

After her enormous success at the CMC Awards in March, taking out the ‘New Oz Artist of the Year’, 2010 TDP Graduate Christie Lamb can’t wait to hit the road with Amber Lawrence and Aleyce Simmonds for the ‪‎Girls Of Country Tour‬. ANNOUNCED SHOWS MAY 2015 Friday 8th – Belmont 16...
Bound for Broadway Scholarship Winners return to Oz

Bound for Broadway Scholarship Winners return to Oz

The recipients of the 2015 Bound for Broadway ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Scholarship winners for 2015- Alex Gibson Giorgio (2009 Graduate) Steve Madsen, Ashleigh Rubenauch, and Nathan Allgood (2011 Graduates)- have completed their three week whirlwind journey in New York, making connections with the greats of...
GANG OF YOUTHS in 'The Position' to dominate

GANG OF YOUTHS in ‘The Position’ to dominate

Gang of Youths, fronted by David Leaupepe, 2009 TDP Graduate is set to release their highly anticipated debut album ‘The Positions’ tomorrow, Friday 17th April. At preorder, the album currently sits at #17 on the iTunes main chart and #5 on the Alternative chart and as the icing on the...
Australia not only represented by Guy Sebastian at Eurovision 2015

Australia not only represented by Guy Sebastian at Eurovision 2015

Our own Tonino Speciale, TDP Graduate of 2001 has co-written the song ‘Black Smoke’ which will represent Germany at the remarkable event Eurovision held in Vienna this year.   A competition which boasted over 1200 entries called ‘Our Song for Austria’ was used to select the entry that would be used...
Talent Development Project Graduates dominate the Country Music Channel Awards

Talent Development Project Graduates dominate the Country Music Channel Awards

Graduates and Mentors of the Talent Development Project have cleaned up the 5th Annual CMC Awards at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre on Thursday 12th March, taking out more than half of the awards which are 100% voted for by the fans. Morgan Evans (2004 Graduate) hosted the event and...
While Women Wait- Honouring the ANZAC's

While Women Wait- Honouring the ANZAC’s

This year on the ANZAC Day weekend, in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, commemorative camp out events are being held by Camp Gallipoli in all major cities across Australia and New Zealand. The creative team behind this event has chosen 2012 Graduate Imogen Clark and friend...
Where is Daniel? Peter Cousens to direct anticipated movie

Where is Daniel? Peter Cousens to direct anticipated movie

Longstanding friend and consultant of the TDP Peter Cousens has been signed to direct ‘Where is Daniel?’ (working title), a heavily anticipated motion picture about the disappearance and abduction of Queensland teenager Daniel Morcombe and how his family coped in the aftermath; a story which enveloped the country in 2003....
And the Country Music Awards Global Country Artist Award goes to...

And the Country Music Awards Global Country Artist Award goes to…

Going from strength to strength, Morgan Evans,  2004 TDP Graduate has been awarded the CMA’s Global Country Artist Award which recognizes outstanding achievements by a Country Music artist originally signed outside of the United States – in both furthering the popularity of Country Music and bringing attention to the Country...
Human Nature Heading Back Home

Human Nature Heading Back Home

Human Nature, TDP Graduates of the original 1992 class, are heading back home after performing Motown classics five nights a week at The Venetian in Las Vegas, after five years since first stepping on to the stage as Vegas Headliners. Bass singer Toby Allen, soul belter Phil Burton and smooth-as-silk...
TDP graduates, The McClymonts, take out award at Country Music Awards Of Australia

TDP graduates, The McClymonts, take out award at Country Music Awards Of Australia

TDP graduates and country superstars, The McClymonts, have taken out a Golden Guitar at the 2015 Country Music Awards Of Australia. Mollie (2004), Samantha (2002) and Brooke (1998) nabbed the award for Top Selling Album for 2014 for ‘Here’s To You And I‘.  This is yet another incredible notch on...
Current sponsors of the Talent Development Project

Current sponsors of the Talent Development Project

The Talent Development is very grateful to all of its sponsors and would not be able to offer such a valuable program if it was not for these generous organisations:
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Third Annual 10-Minute Musical Festival – New York

Third Annual 10-Minute Musical Festival – New York

                          The deadline to submit your 10-minute musical is fast approaching. Theatre Now New York is now accepting submissions for the 2015-16 Sound Bites 10-minute musical theatre festival. The festival offers composers, lyricists, and librettists the opportunity to showcase their work in front...
TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT Rocks the ROCK LILY at The Star!

TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT Rocks the ROCK LILY at The Star!

TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT Rocks the ROCK LILY at The Star . MONDAY AUGUST 31st from 7-10pm Featuring Bernie Van Teil & Goori Knox, Treehouse Children, and Harry Gelzinnis. Join Australia’s best young musicians @ the ROCK LILY every Monday night in September from 7 – 10pm! All graduates of the Talent Development Project, these musicians are regarded...
TDP Graduates Nicholas Gentile and Lincoln Hall, Together Apart now on iTunes!

TDP Graduates Nicholas Gentile and Lincoln Hall, Together Apart now on iTunes!

The album for Nick & Lincoln’s song cycle is now available on iTunes here: https://itun.es/au/A4rF9. On the album, Nick & Lincoln are joined by twenty-two Australian musical theatre talents, including TDP graduates Alex Gibson-Giorgio, Erin James, Stephen Madsen, Lucy Maunder, Jess Pollard, and Ashleigh Rubenach.
TDP 2014 graduate Hannah Robinson debut EP LUNA.

TDP 2014 graduate Hannah Robinson debut EP LUNA.

Click on the link to get your hands on your very own copy of the record via ITunes http://shoutout.wix.com/so/893f475e-cbd5-483a-b559-8951368d12ff#/main   
Say Yes to Love

Say Yes to Love

Hannah Robinson (TDP Graduate, 2014) has announced that her song, “Realistically” (off her debut ep LUNA) has been added to a compilation album for the Australian Marriage Equality Organisation’s campaign, SAY YES TO LOVE. The album features  artists such as Jimmy Barnes, Josh Pyke, John Butler Trio, and The Cat Empire. It is now live on ITUNES and you...