2011 Graduation Concert

MARY LOPEZ presents TDP GRADUATION CONCERT Celebrating 20 Years With record number of 16 students set to graduate at THE SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – TUESDAY 23 AUGUST

2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the Talent Development Project. This year the Mary Lopez TDP GRADUATION CONCERT will be held on Tuesday 23 August at 1pm at Sydney’s Entertainment Centre. The concert returns to a daytime event with a record number of 16 students set to graduate in this 20th anniversary year.

TDP Graduation Concert is one of the biggest, most exciting showcases of young Australian talent that launches the careers of the best singers and songwriters selected from NSW public schools.
The Concert will be hosted by former Australian Idol MD and TDP graduate JOHN FOREMAN who will be joined by Special Guest artists Julie Goodwin; Paulini; Lorenzo Rositano; Trevor Ashley; David Harris, Emma Pask, Golden Guitar winning duo McAllister Kemp and TDP Junior member Jack Vidgen currently wowing the crowds on Channel 7’s Australia’s Got Talent.

The graduates come from many musical genres and include four from musical theatre; one with a jazz background; one classical performer and the remainder contemporary singer songwriters and come from all over NSW including Padstow, Wagga Wagga, Asquith, Mona Vale, Cardiff Heights, Tweed Heads, Penshurst, Port Macquarie, Blaxland, Culburra Beach, Fairfield, Singleton, North Curl Curl and Castle Hill.

TDP is Australia’s most successful entertainment industry music program, managed by founder and Artistic Director, MARY LOPEZ AM who said recently “The class for 2011 is full of unique and hugely talented emerging singers, songwriters and instrumentalists. They all have outstanding talents and have benefited enormously from the wonderful training they’ve had in TDP from our industry experts. We hope the breaks come their way and that their discipline and passion continue to drive them forward”.

TDP was launched in 1991 with the aid of the NSW Government and private sponsorship, and through the support of industry professionals, prepares young performers from NSW public schools for a career in the entertainment industry. Human Nature, Angus & Julia Stone and The McClymonts are just a few of the TDP graduates who have gone on to enjoy thriving performance careers.

The TDP Graduation Concert is your chance to see first-hand the amazing talent of the future stars of the Australian music industry.

Sydney Entertainment Centre Tuesday 23 August 1pm
Tickets:    Adults $35 │Seniors and Concession $25 │ Groups $20 (10+)

Media information or to arrange an interview please contact Amanda Buckworth, AB Publicity │ (02) 9451 0847 │ 0413 949 140 │ email: amanda@abpublicity.com.au

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