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COMPOSITION

Bonnie's composing debut was in 2013 where while completing her Bachelor of Creative Arts at the University of Southern Queensland, she composed for the USQ Theatre Department’s production of Skeeter’s School for Successful Superheroes. Since then, Bonnie has continued to compose a wide variety of music, both for live performance and for screen. She has composed and arranged for Sydney’s Divergence Jazz Orchestra, and she regularly writes for Primerchord Production Music. Bonnie has also composed works for the ABC and Cartoon Network, and wrote the music score for the short film White Lies, which was selected for and screened at Sydney’s 2023 Flickerfest. 

 

Bonnie works as a composer at Church Street Studios in Camperdown, Australia. She is currently scoring a science fiction short film to be release in 2024.

PERFORMANCE

Bonnie is a classical, contemporary, and jazz trained musician known for her remarkable versatility that allows her to seamlessly transition between any genre of music. She is a featured pianist in The Star Sydney’s VIP area, The Sovereign, and Beckett's restaurant and cocktail bar, and has been a lead and backing vocalist for Cool Nights Big Band, and for her own musical duo, Two of Diamonds. Bonnie has performed at events including Sydney’s Woolworths Carols in the Domain, Stanthorpe’s Opera in the Vineyard, and Toowoomba’s Triple M Mayoral Carols by Candlelight. She has performed at venues including Toowoomba’s Empire Theatre, the Brisbane Jazz Club, and the Toowoomba Jazz Club, and at the end of 2023, was a featured pianist and vocalist at Chifley Tower and Aurora Place in Sydney’s CBD, performing daily as part of their Christmas entertainment.

 

Alongside performing as a solo artist, Bonnie has worked with ensembles such as the Toowoomba Concert Orchestra and has traveled to perform as part of the orchestra for the Australian Beatles Show. She has also been the keyboardist for Eurovision- Australia decides competitor Jude York. Bonnie has played a lead keyboard and répétiteur role in musical productions including Les Misérables, Grease, Shrek, Peter Pan. 

Bonnie’s extensive musical knowledge, experience, and dedication to her craft, has earned her recognition and acclaim in Australia. She is a sought-after musician who leaves an everlasting mark on listeners through her personal warmth and charm, and she continues to inspire and delight audiences with her exceptional talent and passion for music.

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ACADEMIA

Bonnie completed her Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ) in 2022. She was awarded a USQ Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship to complete her studies. Bonnie's research explored the creative identities of private piano teachers, and the ways in which their creative identities influence their teaching practices. During her candidature, Bonnie presented at numerous conferences including the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference and the Australasian Jazz Improvisation Research Network Conference. She was an author for the Piano Teacher Magazine and is currently contributing to a handbook of piano pedagogy that is to be published in 2024.

Bonnie was recently awarded the 2024 School of Creative Arts Fellowship at UniSQ.

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