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Robert Wiremu

Composer, Māori Composer


Ngati Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, Ngati Porou, Ngati Tuwharetoa

Robert Wiremu is a vocal coach and teacher who has been based at the University of Auckland since 1998. Apart from teaching, he is probably best known as a former singer and pianist, and the creator of the Wiremu Vowel Clock — a haptic language learning model.

Robert has been deputy director of Toi Waiata – the NZ National Singing School, and producer for Opera in the Pa (Rotorua). He is a board member of the NZ Choral Federation, and a trustee with the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. He is also the Artistic Advisor for Choirs Aotearoa NZ, and associate conductor for the University of Auckland Chamber Choir.

At Victoria University of Wellington, Robert studied voice with Emily Mair and composition with David Farquhar and Jack Body; he also studied voice at the University of Auckland (with Beatrice Webster) and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (with Gregory Massingham).

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