About Gemma

GEMMA SUGRUE MA, Bmus, LRSL is a professional vocalist, vocal coach and is the founder of Voiceworks Studio, a vocal tuition centre in Cork, Ireland.
Gemma is well known in Ireland for her performances with Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra at the Three Arena and Electric Picnic, The Marquee, Cork and more.
Gemma’s TV work includes Dancing with the Stars, The Late Late Show and she has provided her vocals for TV adverts including Home Focus.
Her work as a backing vocalist has included collaborations with Bon Iver, Damien Rice, Roisin Murphy (Moloko), James Vincent McMorrow,  Mark Feehily (Westlife), Gilbert O’Sullivan and many more.
Gemma is classically trained with a BMus and MA in vocal performance from CIT but her career so far as both a vocalist and coach has been in contemporary music. She has lectured in 3rd level institutions including CIT, BIMM Dublin, UCC and UL and hosted workshops and masterclasses for various universities and festivals including Vocalize U in Los Angeles.
Gemma has toured the world as a vocal coach and performer but now resides in London and takes clients mainly online.
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Gemma is a popular session singer and works regularly for Red Door Productions; her work includes this year’s Home Focus T.V ad and she has provided backing vocals for many albums including Brian Deady’s Non-Fiction. Gemma performs in many guises for weddings and functions around Ireland be it an operatic singing chef or soulful soprano in the church; she has also played a principal role in the Cork Opera House Panto. Vocal coaching and mentoring are a huge part of Gemma’s life. She is honoured to be the only irish representative of ViP (Vocology in Practice).

Gemma is also a choir leader, and conducts the Sing Out Loud, 300 strong children’s choir at Cork Opera House, Summer Sing 2016, Kerry School Choir Showcase 2015 and 2016 and more! Gemma is a classically trained soprano having received Bmus and MA in classical vocal performance from CIT Cork School of Music.

However Gemma has dedicated the last 5 years to researching techniques and methods for teaching and performing contemporary music and has studied the science of how we produce and manipulate sound with our voices. She recently completed her level 8 teaching Diploma with RSL (Rockschool) and Line Hilton’s B.A.S.T course (be a singing teacher).

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