Andrew Foote, SFHEA


  • The University of Western Australia (M413), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


In a professional concert and operatic career from 1988-2020, Andrew Foote performed more than 30 operatic roles for professional companies throughout Australia – including his acclaimed Ned Keene in Peter Grimes for which he received a 2010 Helpmann Award.

His performances as recitalist, oratorio soloist, recording artist, crossover cabaret artist, opera principal and opera director consistently drew superb accolades.

As an academic, Andrew passes an eclectic mix of skills and expertise to students drawn from his diverse career as a solo and ensemble singer (including opera on the national stage), a recording artist, his specialisation in German Lieder and Baroque repertoire, his experience as a stage director, his business expertise and experience, and his one to one coaching of business leaders.  He was a 2020 recipient of a UWA FABLE Faculty Teaching Award, and is a regular receipient of various student teaching awards.

In 2019 he was appointed Chorus Director to the West Australian Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

Roles and responsibilities

Chair, Board of Studies (Design and Creative Arts)
Chair of Vocal Studies
Academic Integrity Officer (Music)

Previous positions

Chairman, TECR224 and KEY 111 (The Executive Connection) (2008-2015)
Managing Director, Party Plus franchise system (2005-2012)

Teaching overview

Coordination of voice program
Tuition in voice, and vocal coaching
Concordia Vocalis
Symphonic Chorus of UWA
Vocal Consort (former)
Glee Club (former)


Schubert's song cycle Winterreise
Solo and chamber music performance for voice
Historical Performance Practice (Renaissance and Baroque, and early Lieder)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Musical Arts, The Para-musical Elements of the Artsong Recital: Towards a Taxonomy, The University of Western Australia

Dec 2015Feb 2020

Award Date: 29 Jun 2020

External positions

Chorus Director, West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Jan 2019 → …

Vocal Coach, West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Jan 2014Dec 2018

Research expertise keywords

  • Music
  • Vocal Music
  • Lieder
  • Performance


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