Katie Noonan Masterclass

The Music Room Masterclass Series

Hosted by the University of Adelaide

Over the past 20 years, five-time ARIA award-winning artist Katie Noonan has proven herself one of Australia’s most hardworking, versatile and prolific artists. Named one of the greatest Australian singers of all time by the Herald Sun, Katie has produced 20 albums throughout her career, with seven times platinum record sales under her belt and 25 ARIA award nominations that span diverse genres.

Katie first came into the nation’s view in 2002 while fronting indie rock band george – their debut album, the two-times platinum Polyserena, rolled in at number one in the ARIA charts. They ultimately won the ARIA award for Breakthrough Artist that same year.

Since then, Katie has performed by invitation for members of the Danish and British Royal families, and His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama. She was an inaugural recipient of the prestigious Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship in 2011, an honour awarded to candidates that display outstanding talent and exceptional courage. In 2018, Katie took on the Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing ceremonies as Music Director, performing to more than a billion viewers worldwide.


In this Masterclass, Katie will join us online and delve into topics such as career development, her creative process, and the music industry in the age of COVID.

The masterclass will include:

  • A live (online) performance by Katie Noonan*.
  • Q&A with live and online audiences.
  • Live performance feedback session with current students from the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music.

*Please note Katie Noonan will be joining the masterclass via Zoom.

Image: Katie Noonan, photo by Cybele Malinowski.

Presented in partnership with the University of Adelaide, with support from the City of Adelaide.

WHEN: Thursday 13 May 2021 at 3:00-4:30pm ACDT (Adelaide time)


  • In-person (Madley Rehearsal Space, Elder Conservatorium of Music. For students and graduates (up to 5 years from final year of study) of Helpmann Academy’s partner institutions only), OR
  • Online via Zoom (registered participants will receive the webinar link via email prior to the session).

WHO: This masterclass is open to students and graduates (up to 5 years from final year of study) of Helpmann Academy’s partner institutions. Click here for eligibility info. 

COST: FREE  but bookings essential