Biography

JENNIFER TRIJO

Jennifer Trijo | photo by Jakub Gaudasinski

Jennifer Trijo is a Filipino-Australian singer, musician, actress, teacher, composer, and freelance writer who has toured nationally with professional bands, appeared on commercial television and radio, and performed in notable theatre productions as Kim in Miss Saigon (Australian tour), Mary Magdalene in Cross and Light (Australian premiere), and Mulan/Pocahontas/Princess Badroulbadour in Disenchanted! (Australian Premiere). Growing up in Sydney she acquired a wealth of stage experience as a cabaret artist, supported major Filipino artists in their Australian tours, and shared the stage with many major Australian artists.

As an APRA/AMCOS registered songwriter she has produced a self-titled EP, and the album Keys to a Woman’s Heart. She was musical director and composed the original score for A Thousand Cranes produced by The Gemini Collective, which won the Adelaide Curtain Call Award for Best Youth Theatre Production in 2019. She was also musical director for Shrek and Wicked, both produced by the Adelaide Youth Theatre. Other musical director credits include Mamma Mia! produced by the Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company of SA, and Strictly Ballroom the Musical, produced by Matt Byrne Media, for which she was assistant musical director.

When she is not conducting an orchestra she enjoys playing the keyboard and has been rehearsal pianist for Sideshow, produced by Hills Musical Company, and orchestral keyboardist for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, produced by the Northern Light Theatre Company.

Jennifer founded the arts and lifestyle publication The Serenade Files, a resource for emerging creatives and entrepreneurs. Her published work has appeared in Limelight Magazine, AussieTheatre.com, and Australian Teacher Magazine.

She holds a Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) and Bachelor of Education from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and has completed a Diploma of Business Management from Martin College via a scholarship. She has recently been appointed as singing teacher/repertoire coach for the Bachelor of Music Theatre program at the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

Jennifer is currently represented by Jon-Claire Lee of Sydney Talent Company and accepts freelance work via her Starnow profile.

“Go where no one has gone,
Go all life long,
Go as the beat goes on,
Go-getter this is your song.”

– Jennifer Trijo “Go-getter” © 2008

MUSIC THEATRE

Mamma Mia!
Role: Musical Director / Repetiteur / Conductor
Producer: The Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company of SA Inc.
Venue: The Arts Theatre (SA)

Disenchanted!
Role: Hua Mulan / Pocahontas / Princess Badroulbadour
Producer: Mad About Theatre
Venues: Noosa Arts Theatre (QLD) / The Athenaeum Theatre (VIC)


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Role: Keyboard 1 – Orchestra
Producer: Northern Light Theatre
Venues: The Shedley Theatre (SA)

Shrek the Musical & Wicked
Role: Musical Director / Conductor
Producer: Adelaide Youth Theatre
Venues: The Arts Theatre (SA)

Miss Saigon (Australian Tour)
Role: Kim
Producer: Louise Withers & Associates / Michael Coppel
Venues: Her Majesty’s Theatre (VIC) / QPAC (QLD) / The Lyric Theatre (NSW) / The Festival Theatre (SA) / The Burswood Theatre (WA)

COMPOSER

A Thousand Cranes (Theatre)
Role: Musical Director / Composer
Venue: The Parks Theatre (SA)
Festival: Adelaide Fringe 2019

Keys to a Woman’s Heart (CD)
Role: Musician / Composer / Performer
Commercial Music Release

Jennifer Trijo (EP)
Role: Musician / Composer / Performer
Commercial Music Release

EDUCATION

Level 1 (Figures for Voice Control) and Level 2 (Figure Combinations for Six Voice Qualities)
Estill Voice International
Tutor: Naomi Eyers

Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Education (Classical Voice major)
University of New South Wales
Voice tutors: Margaret Burnett / Gary May / Tracy Ellis
Piano Tutors: Michelle Lee / Bruce Mainstone / Tom Kassai

Voice Intensive
NIDA
Tutor: Carmen Lysiak

Alexander Technique
Screenwise
Tutor: David Letch

The Professional Freelance Journalism Course
Morris Journalism Academy
Tutor: Carl Hammerschmidt

Diploma of Business (Management)
Martin College
Scholarship Recipient

MUSIC

From a Distance: The Glory of Bette
Role: Guest Singer / Guitarist
Venues: La Boheme (SA)
Festival: Adelaide Fringe 2018 & 2019

Keys to a Woman’s Heart (Tour)
Role: Lead Singer / Keyboardist
Venues: The Soul Box (SA) / The Seymour Centre (NSW)
Festivals: Adelaide Fringe / Sydney Fringe 2012

In This Silence (Cabaret)
Role: Lead Singer / Actress
Venue: The Soul Box (SA)
Festival: Adelaide Cabaret Fringe 2014

Wayne Cornell’s Back to the Tivoli – Skeed Entertainment Agency (Cabaret)
Role: Lead Singer
Venues: Twin Towns Services Club / Central Coast Leagues / Various Clubs and R.S.Ls

Family Von Trapp – Australian Network Entertainment (Comedy Show Band)
Role: Singer / Dancer
Venues: Various Clubs and R.S.Ls

Filipino Artist Concert Tours
Role: Singer / Dancer Support
Artists: Gary Valenciano / Vina Morales / RJ Rosales / Kuh Ledesma / Martin Nievera / South Border / Nina
Venues: Various Clubs and R.S.Ls

TELEVISION

The Shak (Channel 9)
Role: Guest Presenter

Mornings with Kerri Anne (Channel 9)
Role: Guest Performer

Susie (WIN TV)
Role: Guest Performer / Interview

Pinoy TV (Community)
Role: Interview

GMA with Eric Quizon (Philippines)
Role: Interview