Dr. Jane Oakland
Jane began her professional singing career with the Scottish opera before moving to Holland in 1990 where she sang with De Nederlandse Opera, Nationale Reis Opera, Groot Omroep Koor and Vlaamse Opera (Belgium).
Her work has taken her to opera houses in Venice, Frankfurt, Mannheim, Santander, Paris, Luxembourg, the Salzburg Festspiel and the London Proms.
In 2007 she created the role of ‘Betty’ in the world premiere of Jonathan Harvey’s Opera ‘Wagner Dream’ for De Nederlandse Opera , a role she also performed for the Welsh National Opera in 2013.
Jane has been Musical Director of DPMVC since her return to the UK in 2009. She has also completed PhD research into career stress and anxiety for musicians and has published widely on these issues. Jane is a lecturer in Psychology for Performing Artists at University College London (UCL).
Sue is a freelance accompanist and pianist. After studying at the Royal College of Music, she worked for ILEA and Hampshire Music Service as a music co-ordinator. She now accompanies several choirs and soloists and leads the music worship at a variety of churches in the Wimborne area.