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Prof Diane Hughes is a researcher and teacher in Vocal Studies and Music at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Her research areas are centred on the voice and include singing, vocal pedagogy, recording, cultural musicology, and popular music and song. Di is committed to a broadening understandings of the singing voice and is an ardent advocate for music education and for cross-disciplinary voice studies in school education. She is currently the Discipline Chair of Creative Arts at Macquarie University.

Research interests

Research interests include vocal artistry, vocal pedagogy, contemporary singing, recording and producing, performance, songwriting, cultural musicology, industry practices and popular culture musics.

External positions

National President, Australian Voice Association

25 Oct 202027 Nov 2022

Australian Voice Association Board Member

1 Nov 201827 Nov 2022

National Vice President, Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing Ltd

10 Dec 201715 Dec 2019

National President, Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing Ltd

17 Nov 201310 Dec 2017


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