Baritone Colm Estridge was born in Sydney, and grew up in a very small farming community north-east of Melbourne. Although he has been reliably informed that he wrote and performed his own songs as a toddler, he began his musical training in earnest at high school, playing saxophone for his school band, and one or two community bands in the nearest city. In 2001 Colm was awarded his degree in Vocal Performance from the Australian National University in Canberra. During his time at Canberra, he was cast as Guglielmo in Cosí fan tutte and the title role in The Marriage of Figaro, and participated in dozens of other operas, oratorios, and concerts in and around Canberra and Sydney. In September of 2001 Colm was deeply honored to sing the United States’ national anthem for the Australian Government’s Memorial Service for the Victims of September 11th. Colm relocated to the U.S. in 2003 and was very fortunate to be awarded a full scholarship to the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Houston. Since graduating, he has been employed as administrator and choir master at a small church in Los Angeles, and continues to study voice and refine his art under the guidance of the incomparable Juliana Gondek.