A graduate of both the University of Sydney and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she taught musicology for 13 years.
Lindy Montgomery is a music educator and performer with over twenty five years’ of experience in her field. She has been involved in a number of school tours throughout Europe and the United States and has led groups to Germany, Canada and the USA for Academy Travel. She has also toured widely throughout Australia, Europe and Asia as both a soloist and as a member of various choral groups.
Lindy holds a Bachelor of Music Education, majoring in piano from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music as well as a Bachelor of Music (Hons), majoring in singing from the University of Sydney. She has taught all age groups, from primary music, through high school and including thirteen years in the Musicology Department of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, tutoring in Aural Perception, Solfège and Harmony. Lindy currently holds the position of Co-ordinator of Vocal Studies at Ascham School.
As a soprano, Lindy has made many solo appearances with the Sydney Chamber Choir, The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Pinchgut Opera, Cantillation and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. She is also a regular performer with smaller ensembles such as The Marais Project, Synergy Percussion and Halcyon.
Lindy’s first tour with Academy was to Germany, focusing on cities with particular significance to the history of western music – Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden and Munich. She recently returned from Canada and the United States, where, among other musical delights, her group was treated to a private chamber concert in beautiful Quebec City, the mighty Boston Symphony and, naturally, The Metropolitan Opera. Future destinations include the sublime beauty of Prague, Budapest and Vienna.
For Lindy, the opportunity to lead an Academy Tour combines all her passions in one, immersive experience:
“I love to perform, whether it’s singing in front of an audience, or holding forth on an upcoming concert or opera. Preparing a lecture and sharing my love of the repertoire with an attentive group really enhances the concert-going experience for me as well. Knowing that I have illuminated the music and provided informative context for my group is deeply satisfying. A music tour with Academy Travel is exactly the kind of holiday I would choose for myself so there’s a lovely sense of community and connection from the very start.”