Regional Ambassadors - KERRY, Gemma Sugrue
She is the director of a vocal tuition centre, Voiceworks Studio, which she co founded in 2011 and now has 2 branches in Cork and 1 in Kerry, run by a team of 14 diverse and inspiring vocal coaches training singers of all ages, levels and styles.
Gemma is classically trained and holds a 1st class hons MA and BMus from CIT Cork School of Music. She hosts masterclasses in Ireland and UK in schools and colleges including BIMM Manchester, BIMM Dublin, UCC and UL and festivals including Cork Choral Festival, Gospel Rising, Summer Sing, Sing Out Loud and more! Gemma completed her contemporary teaching diploma last year and is thrilled to be a board member at ViP, a global network of voice experts.
Gemma got her first job as a professional vocalist aged 17 when she toured Australia and Europe for 2 years with various Irish dance show companies. She most recently featured as the soloist with Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra, recreating 90s dance classics at Electric Picnic and sold out shows at the 3 Arena Dublin, The Marquee Cork and Galway Arts Festival. Gemma is currently planning to release her own material in 2018 but loves working as a hired vocalist for TV, radio and events. She has performed as a backing vocalist with artists including Bon Iver, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Mark Feehily of Westlife, Brian Deady, Jack O’Rourke and has supported acts including Chic and Billy Ocean.