Pamela Rudge trained at the Royal College of Music and now combines a busy singing life with working at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where she became the full time Singing Tutor in 2003 and then Head of Music & Singing in 2008. Her students there enjoy great singing success, not least in the Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year Competition, with 12 Finalists in 9 years of entering the competition, including 2 winners and 3 runners-up.
Pamela is a versatile mezzo soprano, singing opera, light opera, oratorio, concert and recital work, with a wide repertoire from early music to contemporary composers. She has performed in concert halls, theatres and cathedrals throughout the UK and in France, Germany, Holland, Zimbabwe and Mali. Most recently she sang in the premiere of Eric Wetherell's opera "A Foreign Field", creating the role of Marie Coulette, a formidable pipe-smoking granny, for which she achieved much critical acclaim. She has worked as a soloist on Radios 3 & 4, and for HTV.
She has conducted many musical theatre shows, most notably "London Road" at Bristol Old Vic Studio.
Pamela adjudicates music festivals, and also runs vocal workshops and singing courses for theatre companies and singing groups.
Session: Musical Theatre in Performance: Hamilton
“Do not throw away your shot!” Alexander Hamilton
Are you a performer looking for an opportunity to explore a unique and brilliant musical whilst developing your practical performance skills in the disciplines of singing and acting?
Do you want to step into the world of the American founding fathers and explore their story through an innovative range of musical styles?
Then we have the perfect offer for you…
Using the music from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical as inspiration, during the week you will:
- work as ensemble and soloist to explore and perform the inspirational music in this show.
- look at how companies prepare for performance and understand the challenging requirements of both the rehearsal room and the stage including character research, storytelling, focus, team work and discipline
- challenge your skills in acting and creating a believable world on the stage
- explore dynamics, harmony and vocal technique working with an expert MD
- work on acting through song, interpretation of lyric, and character
This course is aimed at more experienced singers and actors.
Tutors – Pam Rudge and Aaron Parsons
What students say…
“What a brilliant, varied course with two top notch tutors! Very informative, supportive, enlightening, inspiring. Learned so much about the subject, techniques for singing and acting, and about myself. Loved pushing myself physically, vocally and mentally. Take me back now!!!”
“This course was AMAZING!! Loved every bit of it, just the right balance between making me feel comfortable and pushing me to do things that I wouldn't usually have the confidence to.”