The Helpmann Academy Award for Voice

16 June 2021

Helpmann Academy are thrilled to announce Jeremy Leone and Kelly Doddridge, both University of Adelaide graduates, as the joint 2021 Helpmann Academy Award for Voice recipients. Jeremy and Kelly will be undertaking self-designed professional development programs valued at $5,000 each.

Generously funded by Dr Rob Lyons, the Helpmann Academy Award for Voice aims to support and inspire the future endeavours of South Australia’s emerging vocalists. The award provides the opportunity for the recipient/s to undertake a self-directed and tailored program that will further develop their burgeoning career.

Pop singer Jeremy Leone will be using his funds to help finance his first album, while jazz singer Kelly Doddridge will compose and direct a recording of a large group of jazz vocalists.

Jane MacFarlane, Helpmann Academy CEO said that these opportunities will support emerging creatives to be a driving force in their career development.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide this funding to aid emerging creatives to get their next artistic project off the ground. We are excited to see how these opportunities develop over time, and the impact they will have on the burgeoning practices of some of states most promising up-and-coming creatives.”

Images: 2021 Helpmann Academy Award for Voice recipients; Image one: Jeremy Leone, photo by Matt Schirripa. Image two: Kelly Doddridge, photo by Jake Millar.