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Sarah Chalmers
2021 MFA Voice alumni Sarah Chalmers

About Sarah

Sarah graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Music Performance-Improvisation, in Voice (2003) and a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University (1998).
Sarah has worked professionally as a voice and performance consultant for independent record labels and Top 10 artists in Australian TV shows: The Voice, New Young Talent Time, Australian Idol and The X Factor.
As Artistic Director of MettaMusic, Sarah specialises in ‘trouble-shooting’ for actors, singers, musicians and performing artists. Her teaching philosophy is focussed on helping artists to break through technical and emotional obstacles to stimulate meaningful performances of self-expression and service. Sarah’s extended training and certifications in Meridian Energy Therapies (MET), have made her an emerging specialist in noninvasive techniques for reducing performance anxiety.
Sarah has also had a performance career both as an actor in theatre, television and film, and as a vocalist on stage and in studio. Her screen credits include Stupid Stupid ManThe Gruen TransferKatusha and Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
In 2019, Sarah worked as Vocal Support on MEAT EATERS and Marat/Sade, and tutored NIDA students from many disciplines. Sarah is a proud member of VASTA and attended their conference in Orlando, Florida in 2019.

NIDA Productions

Voice Support

Voice Support


Voice Tutor
BFA first year Acting students (NIDA)

Voice Tutor
Diploma of Musical Theatre and Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance (NIDA)

Voice Tutor
BFA Technical Theatre and Stage Management (NIDA)

Corporate Presenter
Neuroscience Research Australia

Voice and Drama Tutor
Villawood Detention Centre

Visiting Voice Lecturer
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Visiting Voice Lecturer
University of New Hampshire