Anthea Harrington was born in Windsor, New South Wales. After graduating from The University of Newcastle Conservatorium with Honours in 1998, Anthea spent several years in the UK working as a freelance musician and music educator for The Music House for Children and Bush Hall Ltd. in London. During this time, she was also a member of the pop/rock band Royal Treatment Plant, both recording and touring with the band until 2006.
After returning to Newcastle in 2012, Anthea worked as a singing teacher for the Australian Dance & Talent Centre and the Hunter Valley School of Music. She is currently a vocal teacher at Newcastle Grammar School and Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College. Anthea also maintains a busy performance schedule, appearing in several concerts and productions, most recently with Opera Hunter, The Barbarians Orchestra, Central Coast Chorale, The Blue Mountains Orchestra & Musical Matinees Inc.
Anthea is currently undertaking a Master of Teaching at the University of Newcastle. She also manages the Newcastle-based vocal ensemble Cantabo. With a broad experience of both performing and teaching a variety of musical styles, including classical, musical theatre, jazz & rock/pop, Anthea is passionate about passing her skills and knowledge on to the next generation of young singers.