Music

Biography

Austin Carpenter is a classically-trained vocalist and pianist currently studying a Bachelor of Music (Performance, Classical Voice/Opera) at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Influenced by great artists such as Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Il Divo, Adele, Pentatonix, Vocal Spectrum and The Piano Guys, Austin’s musical interests are vast and have inspired him to explore a wide range of styles and genres. This life-long passion of music has taken Austin to many different places around the world where he has performed choral music, barbershop, a capella, jazz, musical theatre and classical/opera.

The timbre of Austin’s voice has been described as butter-smooth, rich and full of character; perfectly suited to Jazz and Classical-crossover genres. Austin has appeared as a community chorus member of the Opera Queensland’s vibrant production of “Project Rossini: The Barber of Seville” in 2016, performing under the technical direction of, and alongside some of Australia’s most accomplished musicians. As a result of having won the 20 years Jazz and under section at the Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts in 2014, Austin was later invited to perform at the Tweed Valley Jazz Club, delighting audiences with some of Michael Bublé’s most-loved classics including: “Haven’t Met You Yet”, “Feeling Good” and “Home”.

Also a lover of Barbershop and A Capella music, Austin has honed his harmonies competing in numerous international, national and regional Barbershop conventions in Wellington, Melbourne, Perth and the Sunshine Coast. With the 8-time national gold-medallist chorus The Blenders, Austin has gained an international perspective on an art form led by a community of passionate singers. He has also toured the United States competing in the World Choir Games in Cincinnati, Ohio as part of a college tour to Los Angeles performing in Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, and in Times Square, New York.

As a classically-trained pianist, Austin enjoys the complexity and the virtuosity of music demonstrated in works of classical composers as well as by contemporary composers such as Jon Schmidt, Kyle Landry, Ludovico Einaudi and Yanni. Residing in the foothills of the Gold Coast Hinterland, the serenity of his surroundings provides the perfect backdrop upon which Austin delivers a rich, emotive and passionate performance.

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Timeline

Here's what I've done.

  • 2017
  • July 2016

    Opera Queensland:
    “Project Rossini: The Barber of Seville”

    Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

    Community Chorus Member

  • June 2016

    Regional Eisteddfod

    Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia

    2

    Vocal Championship

    3

    20 Years Jazz, Musical Theatre

    HC

    20 Years Solo

  • October 2015

    A.B. Paterson College School Musical:
    “Ovation”

    Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

    Minor Role

  • September 2015

    National Barbershop Convention

    Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    3

    BYC (Youth Chorus) – 73.5 pts

    4

    The Blenders (Open Chorus) – 78.4 pts

  • October 2014

    A.B. Paterson College School Musical:
    “Return to the Forbidden Planet”

    Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

    Minor Role

  • October 2014

    Jazz Club (Invited Performance)

    Tweed Valley, NSW, Australia

  • August 2014

    Pan Pacific Barbershop Convention

    Wellington, New Zealand

    5

    The Blenders (Open Chorus) – 75.1 pts

  • June 2014

    Regional Eisteddfod

    Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia

    1

    20 Years Jazz

  • October 2013

    National Barbershop Convention

    Perth, WA, Australia

    2

    BYC (Youth Chorus) – 73.0 pts

  • July 2012

    A.B. Paterson College U.S.A. Tour

    CA; NY; OH, U.S.A.

    SV

    Silver V – World Choir Games (Cincinnatti)

  • 2012

Travel

Here's where I've been.

Australia and New Zealand

USA